International Lecture Series

Candice Breitz

Candice Breitz is a Berlin-based South African artist who works in photography, video and other media. Through darkly humorous and subversive tactics, Breitz scavenges and then synthesizes the overwhelming remains of vernacular media, striking out at visual and narrative conventions to reveal our fascination with celebrity culture. Breitz takes a metaphorical scalpel to contemporary culture, revealing levels of intellectual, technical and aesthetic sophistication. Born in 1972 in Johannesburg, Breitz has participated in many major exhibitions including the São Paulo, Istanbul, Kwangju, Taipei, and Venice Biennales. She has had solo exhibitions at De Appel, Amsterdam (2001), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004), Modern Art Oxford (2003), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005).