Recent work by Candice Breitz has focused on the social and political 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. Having completed Love Story (2016) and TLDR (2017), she is currently working on the third part of a video trilogy that critically probes the attention economy.

Solo exhibitions of Breitz’s work have been presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2018); Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2018); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2016); Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, US (2014); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2013); South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2012); ACMI / Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2012); Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2011); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, US (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); The Power Plant, Toronto (2009); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2008), Collection Lambert en Avignon, France (2008); MUDAM / Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2008); MUSAC / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2007); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2006); Bawag Foundation, Vienna (2006); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005); Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (2005); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004); FACT / Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool (2004); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2003) and De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (2001).

Her work has been featured in the Toronto International Film Festival (2013) and Sundance Film Festival (2009), as well as in biennials and triennials in Cleveland, US (2018); Venice (2005, 2017); Melbourne (2017); Dakar (2014); Singapore (2011); Göteborg, Sweden (2003, 2009); New Orleans, US (2008); Tirana, Albania (2001); Taipei (2000); Gwangju (2000); Istanbul (1999); São Paulo (1998) and Johannesburg (1997).

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14

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Candice Breitz has spent the last twenty years reflecting on the impact of moving images within a variety of social and political contexts.