Candida Höfer, born 1944, Eberswalde, Germany

Candida Höfer is known for her large format color photographs of meticulously composed architectural interiors. Höfer composes her shots in great detail, emphasizing symmetry by photographing the center of a room, or along angles that best communicate the interior structure of the space. Focusing her lens on cultural and institutional structures such as libraries, museums, and hotels, she captures the psychological remains left behind in empty public spaces. Höfer has exhibited at leading museums around the world, including the Kunsthalle in Basel and Bern and the Louvre in Paris, and has received international acclaim, having been selected to represent Germany at the Documenta 11 in 2002 and the Venice Biennale in 2003.


‘Five Works’ , Böhm Chapel, Hürth, Germany

‘Candida Höfer. Liechtenstein’, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein und Hilti Art Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
‘Candida Höfer. Kunsthistorisches Institut Bonn’, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
‘Bild und Raum. Candida Höfer im Dialog mit der Sammlung Fotografie der Kunstbibliothek’ , Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany

‘Räume des Wissens’, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

‘Candida Höfer. Libraries: The Return’, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany

‘Die Young, Stay Pretty’, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

‘Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
‘Photographische Konzepte und Kostbarkeiten, Sammlungspräsentation, Teil 1 Porträt, Landschaft, Botanik’, Kultur, Köln, Germany

‘Writing the History of the Future. Signature Works of the Singular ZKM Media Art Collection’, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
‘Coleción Jumex: Temperatura ambiente.’ , Museo Jumex, México City, México
‘Trautes Heim, Allein’ , Schloss Kummerow, Kummerow, Germany
‘”Photography! “ Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Schaufler.’, Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
‘Cohabitation’ , Betonhalle im Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany
‘In Spain: Photography, Commissions, Territories 1983-2009’, Museo ICO, Madrid, Spain
‘Groups and Spots. Zeitgenössische Kunst bei der Baloise’, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
‘BLÜHSTREIFEN_zwischen Traum und Zaun’ Kunstmuseen Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
‘Mexichrome: Fotografíay color en México / Mexichrome: Photography and Color in Mexico’, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico-City, México
‘Vor Ort. Fotogeschichten zur Migration’, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany

‘Animals in Art ’, ARKEN, Ishøj, Denmark
‘MONOCULTURE – A Recent History ’ , Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar VI 2004



Group exhibition curated by Carlos Rolón and Tomokazu Matsuyama 'Die Young, Stay Pretty'

From March 10 (Fri), 2023, KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi is pleased to present ‘Die Young, Stay Pretty.’ The exhibition is co-curated by Chicago-based Puerto Rican American artist Carlos Rolón, whose practice explores themes of belonging and cultural identity, and artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, whose contemporary visual language functions as a representation of the reality of our times. Rolón