Candida Höfer comes from the Düsseldorf School, along with Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth and Alex Hütte. Since the 1980s, her large-scale photographs have embodied, in their own particular style, the photographic objectivity defined in the late 1960s by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie.

About the artist

1944 Born in Eberswalde, Germany

1968 Ars Viva-Preis des Kulturkreises der Deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V.

1973-1976 Film class of Ole John

1973-1982 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf

1976-1982 Photography class of Bernd Becher

1997-2000 Professorship at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe

2007 Kunstpreis Finkenwerder

2015 Cologne Fine Art Prize

Lives and works in Cologne, Germany

Selected collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria


Biblioteca Uffizi Firenze II, 2008

By Candida Höfer