Candice Breitz

1972 · South Africa

Artist biography

Candice Breitz is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in South Africa, like other celebrated artists such as Adriaan Diedericks, Lucinda Mudge, Ennock Mlangeni, Campbell Lak, and Bambo Sibiya. Candice Breitz was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Candice Breitz is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Australia, Italy, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Candice Breitz' work include Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne, kaufmann repetto in Milan, as well as KOW in Berlin. Candice Breitz' work has most recently been exhibited at Artissima in Torino (29 October 2019 until 02 November 2019) with the exhibition ABSTRACT SEX. Candice Breitz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Candice Breitz, Love Story (29 April 2017 - 30 July 2017) at KOW in Berlin and Femininity (27 March 2020 - 30 April 2020) at Natalia Hug in Cologne.

Further Biographical Context for Candice Breitz

Candice Breitz was born in 1972 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Candice Breitz

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