With her videos and photographs, the South African artist Candice Breitz addresses the complex social and cultural processes that shape individuals. Her most well-known works therefore examine the effect of popular mass culture on consumers and their personality. Her own film recordings as well as found material such as music videos and cinema or television films serve as source material for the large-scale video installations. This publication provides insight into Breitz’s multifaceted, internationally renowned oeuvre and presents two new works created in conjunction with the exhibition “Candice Breitz: Ponderosa” at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.
1972 born in Johannesburg
Study of fine art at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) and art history at the University of Chicago and Columbia University (New York)
Participation in the Whitney Museum Independent Studio Program
since 2007 professor for independent art at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig
lives and works in Berlin
Exhibitions (Selection): City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand (2016), Blaffer Art Museum in Houston (2014), Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts (2014), South African National Gallery in Kapstadt (2012), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009), The Power Plant in Toronto (2009), Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (2008), MUDAM in Luxembourg (2008), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (2007), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2007), Bawag Foundation in Wien (2006), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2005), Castello di Rivoli in Turin (2005), Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2004), De Appel Foundation in Amsterdam (2001).
Biennals (Selection): Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Istanbul (1999), Taipei (2000), Kwangju (2000), Tirana (2001), Venedig (2005), New Orleans (2008), Singapore (2011)