Born in 1944 in Eberswalde, Germany. From 1973 to 1982 Candida Höfer had studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf first studying Film with Ole John, before joining Bernd Becher's first Photography class. In 1975 she had her first solo gallery exhibition at Konrad Fischer Gallery.
Her photographs investigate the forms and structures of spaces, as well as their details. She examines the contradictions between intention and actual use, as well as the layers of historical change. This approach leads her to very personal portraits of spaces. The images invite us to take time to discover and reflect upon what spaces do to us and what we do to spaces.
The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany.