Candice BREITZ

  • Born 1972 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Based in Berlin, Germany
  • Photo: Jim Rakete

Recent works by Candice Breitz have focused on the conditions under which empathy is produced, reflecting on a media-saturated global culture in which strong identification with fictional characters and celebrity figures runs parallel to widespread indifference to the plight of those facing real world adversity. Following the completion of her works Love Story (2016) and TLDR (2017), she is currently working on the third part of a video trilogy that critically probes the attention economy. Breitz has been a tenured professor at the Braunschweig University of Art since 2007.

Selected Works

Candice Breitz: Love Story (solo), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Candice Breitz: Sex Work (solo), Salon Berlin / Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin, Germany
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
57th Venice Biennial, South African Pavilion, Venice, Italy
  • Love Story, 2016, Featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore
  • Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Outset Germany + Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
  • South African Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennial, 2017
  • Photo: Andrea Rossetti
  • Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Kaufmann Repetto + KOW