Candice Breitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1972. In 1993, the artist received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In addition to holding two higher degrees in art history from the University of Chicago, IL, and Columbia University, NY, Breitz participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Studio Program, NY.
Solo exhibitions include New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland; the O.K. Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; and at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland. Group exhibitions include the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Tate Museum, Liverpool, England; Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan. Breitz has exhibited in many biennales including the Taipei Biennale 2000, Taiwan; Kwangju Biennale 2000, Korea; 6th International Istanbul Biennial 1999, Turkey; the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo 1998, Brazil; and the Johannesburg Biennale 1997, South Africa.
Breitz was chosen for her ArtPace residency by Jérôme Sans, Independent Curator and Co-Director of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Sans is co-founder the Palais de Tokyo, an innovative contemporary art exhibition space. He is also an adjunct curator at INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee, WI.