Born in Germany in 1944, Candida Höfer is one of the leading figures in contemporary German art photography. Having studied film at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, she went on to study photography under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Höfer was included in Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany, in 2002. In 2003 she represented Germany, along with Martin Kippenberger, at the Venice Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 2007; Galerie Friedrich, Basel, 2007; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, 2008; Johnen Galerie, Berlin, 2008 and Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2008. IMMA acquired Höfer’s photographic work Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin III in 2004.
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