Selected Works

Candice Breitz

I know you think I'm crazy, but I'm not, I'm not, (excerpted from the Digest Archive), 1938 - 2019 25 Tapes, 5 shelves, 25 videotapes in polypropylene sleeves, paper and acrylic paint

Candice Breitz

I'm Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen), 2017 9-Channel Installation: 19 Hard Drives, 40 minutes 43 seconds

Candice Breitz

TLDR, 2018 3-Channel Installation: 60 Minutes Duration, 10 Interviews: Approx. 12 hours

Candice Breitz

SWEAT, 2018 Single-channel video, colour, sound, loop Approx. 25 mins

Candice Breitz

Love Story, 2016 Seven Channel Installation; 7 Hard Drives; Exhibition Guide

Candice Breitz

Profile , 2017 Single-Channel Video

Candice Breitz

Treatment, 2013 Dual-Channel Installation: 2 Hard Drives 9 minutes, 11 seconds

Candice Breitz

Extra #1, 2011 Chromogenic Print

Candice Breitz

Extra, 2011 Single-Channel Video, Ed. of 5 69 minutes

Candice Breitz

Factum Hawke, 2010 2 Hard Drives 56 minutes, 59 seconds

Candice Breitz

Factum Kang, 2009 Dual-Channel Installation: 2 Hard Drives Duration of loop 69 minutes, 10 seconds

Candice Breitz

Factum: Tremblay, 2009 2 Hard Drives 78 minutes, 8 seconds

Candice Breitz

SABC Minimal , 2012 Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag baryta paper

Candice Breitz

Him, 1978 - 2008 Seven-Channel installation - 28 minutes, 49 seconds

Candice Breitz

Her, 1978 - 2008 Seven-Channel installation - 23 minutes, 56 seconds

Candice Breitz

Mother + Father, 2005 Two Six-Channel Installations Duration of Mother - 13 minutes, 15 seconds Duration of Father - 11 minutes

Candice Breitz

King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson), 2005 16-Channel Installation: 16 Hard Drives 42 minutes, 20 seconds


Candice Breitz (b. 1972, Johannesburg, South Africa) is an artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. Throughout her career, Breitz has explored the dynamics by means of which an individual becomes him or herself in relation to a larger community, be that community 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 popular culture. Most recently, Breitz’s work has 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.

Solo exhibitions of Breitz’s work have been hosted by the Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), The Power Plant (Toronto), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), Modern Art Oxford, De Appel Foundation (Amsterdam), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), MUDAM / Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Pinchuk Art Centre (Kyiv), Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Bawag Foundation (Vienna), Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, White Cube (London), MUSAC / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain), Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio), O.K Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria (Linz), ACMI / The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), Collection Lambert en Avignon, FACT / Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (Liverpool), Blaffer Art Museum (Houston) and the South African National Gallery (Cape Town). 

Selected group exhibitions include South Africa: the art of a nation (British Museum, London, 2016), Laughing in a Foreign Language (The Hayward, London, 2008), The Cinema Effect (Hirshhorn Museum + Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2008), Made in Germany (Kunstverein Hannover, 2007), Superstars (Kunsthalle Wien, 2005), CUT: Film as Found Object (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 2004), Continuity + Transgression (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2002), Thank You for the Music (Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2012), Rollenbilder – Rollenspiele (Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 2011), Performa (New York, 2009), Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009), Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop (Tate Liverpool, 2002) and Looking at You (Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, 2001).

Breitz has participated in biennales in Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Istanbul (1999), Taipei (2000), Kwangju (2000), Tirana (2001), Venice (2005, 2017), New Orleans (2008), Göteborg (2003 + 2009), Singapore (2011) and Dakar (2014). Her work has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival (New Frontier, 2009) and the Toronto International Film Festival (David Cronenberg: Transformation, 2013).

Her work has been acquired by museums including the Museum of Modern Art,the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum (in New York), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Munich), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), FNAC / Fonds national d’art contemporain (France), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg), M+ / Museum of Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Milwaukee Art Museum, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, MUDAM / Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg), MUSAC / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León, Spain), Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein (Vaduz), MONA / Museum of Old and New Art (Tasmania), QAG GOMA / Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and MAXXI / Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (Rome).
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 lives and works between Cape Town, South Africa and Berlin, Germany. 


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