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Candida Hofer Palais Garnier, Paris III
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Candida Hofer

1944 Eberswalde, Germany

1973-76 Kunstakademie Dusseldorf
1976-82 Photography with Bernd & Hilla Becher


2007 "Candida Höfer," Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
2006 "Candida Höfer," Le Louvre, Paris, France
2006 ndida Höfer,” Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
2006 ndida Höfer: Dublin,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2006 "Candida Höfer," Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
2006 "Candida Höfer: Em Portugal," Exhibition Centre of Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
2005 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 "Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence," University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA
and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. Traveling. (Catalogue)
2005 The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, MO
2005 Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2004 Arte Contemporanea Alberto Peola, Torino, Italy
2004 "Candida Höfer in Ethnographischen Sammlungen," Volkerkundemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland (Catalogue)
2004 "Tschechische Botschaft, Berlin Wilhelmstrasse 44-Fotografien," Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany
2004 "Schloss St. Emmeram Regensburg," Marstall des Furstlichen Schlosses, Regensburg, Germany
2004 "/hier groeien boeken uit de grond,/books grow out of the ground here, Dutch Libraries
and Librarians photographed by Candida Höfer and Bert Nienhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
2004 Ben Brown, London, UK
2004 "Traces - Spuren," Goethe Institut, New York, NY
2003 Antiquariat Grundel Gelbert, Köln, Germany
2003 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Johnen + Schöttle, Köln, Germany
2003 Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany
2003 50th Venice Biennale, German Pavillion (with Martin Kippenberger)
2002 "Zwölf," Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin, Germany
2002 "Candida Höfer," Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
2002 "Zwölf - Twelve," Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
2002 "Candida Höfer," Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002 "The World of Knowledge II," Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde, Japanisches Palais and Das
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, Germany
2002 "Candida Höfer: Bibliotheksbilder," Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany
2002 "Candida Höfer Basel," Ausstellung im Kunstforum Baloise, Baswl, Switzerland
2002 "Leseraume II von Candida Höfer," Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Kaiser Wilelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
2001 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "Photographies recentes," Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France
2001 Galerie Hauser and Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
2001 "Candida Höfer: Photographs," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2001 Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
2001 "Candida Höfer. Douze. Twelve," Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France
2001 Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
2001 Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2000 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Gregorio Magnani, London, UK
2000 "Natuurruimten," Natuurmuseum Rotterdam, Netherlands
2000 "Otre Jahre. Photographien 1968-1999," Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany (catalogue) and The National
Museum of Photography, DET KGL BIBLIOTEK, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
2000 "Museumsbilder," Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, Germany
2000 "Die Welt des Wissens. Archive, Bibliotheken, Museen," Staattliche Museum, Dresden, Germany
2000 "Neue Fotoarbeiten," Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, Germany
2000 "Targeting images, objects + ideas," The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2000 Palacio del Embarcadero, Santander, Spain (catalogue)
2000 Galeria Fucares, Madrid, Spain
2000 "Espais," Galeria Visor, Valencia, Spain
2000 MODULO, Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2000 "Fotografien," Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany
1999 Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
1999 Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
1999 Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
1998-99 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt, Germany
1998-99 Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany
1997-98 Centre Photographique d'lle de France, Pontault-Combault
1997 "Intérieurs," Galerie Condé, Paris, France
1996 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (with Bernd & Hilla Becher)
1995 Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Germany
1995 Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York
1994 Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
1994 Galerie Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
1994 Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
1994 Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy
1994 Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
1994 L'Aquarium Galerie d'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
1993 "Zoologische Gärten," Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich
1993 Leonhardi Museum, Dresden, Germany
1993 F-Stop Gallery, Bath; Anderson/O'Day Gallery, London
1993 "Zoologische Gärten," Hamburger Kunsthalle and Kunsthalle Bern, Germany (Catalogue)
1993 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg, Germany
1992 Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
1992 Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY
1992 Stadtische Galerie Haus Seel, Siegen (Catalogue)
1992 Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne (with James Welling)
1992 Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (Catalogue)
1992 Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
1992 Kunstverein Hagen (Catalogue)
1992 "Photographie," Hagener Kunstverein, Hagen (Catalogue)
1991 Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich
1990 Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY
1990 Franz Paludetto, Turin, Italy
1990 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
1990 Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (with Michael Bach)
1989 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
1989 Kunstverein, Bremerhaven, Germany
1989 Galerie Faust, Genf
1989 Galerie Westersingel 8, Rotterdam (with Axel Hütte)
1988 Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne
1985 "Räume," Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (with Ludger Gerdes)
1984 "Innenraum Fotografien 1979-1984," Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (Catalogue)
1982 Fotographische Sammlung, Museum Folkwang, Essen (Catalogue)
1979 Galerie Arno Kohnen, Düsseldorf
1975 Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf


2006 Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA2005 "The Anniversary Show," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 "Artitecture," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 "Scenery," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 "Zwichen Schonheit und Sachlichkeit," Kunsthalle in Emben, Germany
2002 "Today til now: Contemporary Photography from Dusseldorf, Part I," Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2001 "Museum as Subjects," The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2001 "minimalismos, un signos de los tiempos," Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Aldeasa, Madrid, Spain
2001 "In Between: Art and Architecture," Austrian Museum of Applied Art, Vienna, Austria
2001 "Depicting Absence/Implying Presence," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2001 "Show Time," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
2000 "Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection," SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Inside Out: Reality or Fiction?" Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2000 "Paper Cuts," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht, (Gursky, Hofer, Hutte, Ruff, Struth)" Crakow (catalogue)
2000 Kunsthalle Kornwestheim, Stuttgart, Germany
2000 "Architecture without shadow," Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
2000 "BMW exhibition," Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
1999 "Not There," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 "Spread," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 "Stilleben," Kunstverein Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany
1997 "Elke Denda/Candida Höfer," SalzburgerKunstverein, Austria
1997 "Normotic," One Great Jones, New York, NY
1995 "Giovani Artisti Tedeschi," Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivara, Turin
1995 "Zimmerdenkmaler," Blumenstrasse, Bochum
1995 "Five Photographers," Rena Bransten Gallery, CA
1995 "Beyond Recognition," Contemporary International Photography,
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Traveled
1994 "Das Genre Tier," Munich
1994 "Architektur in der Fotographie," Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
1994 "Deutsche Kunst mit Photographie. Die 90er Jahre," Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
1994 "Los Gerneros de la Pintura," Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna, Las Palma
1993 "Photographie in der deutschen Gegenwartskunst," Museum Ludwig, Germany
1993 "Distanz und Nahe," Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1992 "Gilles Porret, Christoph Rutimann, Candida Hofer," Kunsthalle
Palazzo, Liestal Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne
1992 "Humpty Dumpty's Kaleidoscope: A New Generation of German Artist,"
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1992 "Finale," Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne
1992 "Four Visions of Interior and Exterior Landscapes," Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne
1991 "Typologies: Nine Contemporary Photographers," Newport Harbor Art
Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1991 "Aus der Distanz - Photographien von Bernd und Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hutte, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Petra Wunderlich," Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
1991 "Paesaggi - La Scuola di Rivara," Castello di Rivara, Turin
1990 "German Photography. Documentation and Introspection," Aldrich
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1990 "Perspectives on Place - Attitudes Toward the Built Environment,"
University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
1990 "Gunther Forg, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Thomas Ruff," Kunstverein, Ulm
1989 Shifting Focus," Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol: Serpentine Gallery, London
1989 "Sei Artisti Tedeschi," Castello di Rivara, Turin
1989 "Accrochage II," Galerie Meert/Rihoux, Brussels
1988 Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich
1988 "Fotografen," APAC, Nevers
1988 "Klasse Bernhard Becher," Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne
1987 Foto/Realismen," Kunstverein Munich: Nationalgalerie im Kunstforum
der rundkreditbank Berlin: Villa Dessauer, Bamberg
1986 Gursky, Höfer, Hutte," Ausstellungsraum Brukenstrasse, Dusseldorf
1986 "Fotografie und Skulptur," Hansaallee, Dusseldorf
1986 "Sieben Fotgrafen," Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich
1984 Aus den Trummern," Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn
1983 22 Fotgrafinnen. Ein Querschnitt Zeitgenossisher Fotografie," Hahnentorburg, Cologne
1982 Work by Young Photographers from Germany," Art Galaxy, NY
1981 Galerie Konrad Fischer (Forderprogramm fur junge Kunst),
1981 Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne
1979 "In Deutschland - Aspekte gegenwartiger Dokumentarfotografie,"
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
1979 "Schlaglichter. Eine Bestandsaufnahme aktueller Kunst im Rheinland 1979," Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
1978 "Europa und Vorderasien," Museum fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg
1976 "Nachbarschaft," Kunsthalle Dusseldorf


Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Centro de Fotografia Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
DG Bank Collection
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Museum Folkwang, Fotografische Sammlung, Essen, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Staatliches Museum f¸r Kunst und Design, N¸rnberg, Germany
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

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