Candice Breitz (born in Johannesburg, 1972) is a Berlin-based artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. Throughout her career, Candice Breitz has explored the dynamics by means of which an individual becomes him or herself in relation to a larger community, be that the immediate community that one encounters in family, or the real and imagined communities that are shaped not only by questions of national belonging, race, gender and religion, but also by the increasingly undeniable influence of mainstream media such as television, cinema and other popular culture. Breitz’s work has focused on Breitz holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), the University of Chicago and Columbia University (NYC). She has participated in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Studio Program and led the Palais de Tokyo’s ‘Le Pavillon’ residency as a visiting artist during the year 2005-2006. She has been a tenured professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig since 2007.

Candice Breitz
Johannesburg, 1972
South Africa

Current Exhibitions

The Wretched of the Screen / 2019

Goodman Gallery Cape Town

25 Jun — 24 Aug
The group show “The Wretched of the Screen” brings together the works of six artists – Thabiso Sekgala, ...

Past Exhibitions

Candice Breitz: Love Story

29/04/2017 — 18/06/2017

My Joburg

La Maison Rouge
20/06/2013 — 22/09/2013

Solo Shows

Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
KOW, Berlin, Germany
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Kaufmann Repetto, New York, US

Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, US
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, US
Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève / Project Space, Geneva, Switzerland

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Void Contemporary Art Space, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
ACMI / The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Group Shows

Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng, 57. Biennale di Venezia / South African Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Cinéma mon amour. Film in Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Extra Bodies: The Use of the ‘Other Body’ in Contemporary Art, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
My Music, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
Selections from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US
Cult! Legends, Stars and Icons, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Copy / Paste, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Kunstraum Deutschland / Artspace Germany, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, IndiaKunst.Ort.Kino, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

Fire Under Snow: New Film and Video Works at Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
South Africa: the art of a nation, The British Museum, London, UK
Sound in Motion, International Video and Performance Art, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Passion. Fan Behaviour and Art, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Höhenrausch 2016: Andere Engel, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz, Berlin
New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kunstraum Deutschland / Artspace Germany, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Insolite, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Beijing Media Art Biennale: Ethics of Technology, CAFA / Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

All the World’s a Stage. Works from the Goetz Collection, Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid, Spain
This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Playback: Selected Works from the Pierre Huber Film and Video Collection, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Álbum de Família, Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other People’s Memories, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South AfricaPassion. Fan Behaviour and Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Walther Collection. Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Producing the Common, Dak’Art / 11th Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal
Kunstraum Deutschland / Artspace Germany, CAFA / Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
una piccola storia, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy
The One Minutes on Tour, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The One Minute Series, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Johannesburg Country of birth: South Africa Date of birth: 1972 Lives in: Berlin, Germany
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