John Bock

 

Selected Works
Biography
Exhibitions


BIOGRAPHY

Born 1965 in Gribbohm. Lives and works in Berlin

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
The Next Quasi-Complex
, Fondazione Prada, Milan
John Bock, The Contemporary Austin, Texas, USA

2017
Im Moloch Der Wesenspräsenz
, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Hell’s Bells: A Western, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Glissade dans la sueur perlée des aisselles, La Panacée, Montpellier
Sprüth Magers Gallery, Berlin

2016
Sandwich, After the Butcher, Berlin

2015
Three Sisters, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
UN EX-SURROGATE, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2014
Appeldorn, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
In the House of Boogie-Love, Gallery Sprüth Magers at art berlin contemporary, Berlin
Knick-Falte in der Schädeldecke, Gallery Sprüth Magers, Berlin
sweet Sub-NOTHING- Spores, Gallery Gió Marconi, Milan

2013
Above The Point Of The Glowing Silence
, Anton Kern Gallery, New York City
Im Modder Der Summenmutation, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn
Der Pappenheimer, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Kreatürliche Unschuld, The Hindelooper Room, Fries Museum Netherlands, Leeuwarden
The Calligari Shintaro Western, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2012
Die Walze
, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
John Bock, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
John Bock, Danube Festival, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
The Buggered Articulated Steering in the Luggage Gets Entangled in the White Shirt, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Presenza Activa / Active Presence, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea De Vigo, Vigo, Spain

2011
Im Schatten der Made, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Lost-Egg in the Desert, Jumex Foundation, Mexico
iRonic, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
Ohr-Walachei, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin
Klosterfelde, Berlin
Schweige Stille im UN-Sinn-Ding, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
John Bock: Howdy Bamington, Third Streaming, New York
Lichterloh / roh, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

2010
Der FischGrätenMelkstand
, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Curve-Vehicle incl. π-Man-(.), The Curve, Barbican Centre, London
Sexy Socks, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2009
The Big Sleep, Sadie Coles Gallery, London 
No Screws, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
Die abgeschmierte Knicklenkung im Gepäck verheddert sich im weissen Hemd, HKW, Berlin

2008
PARA - SCHIZO ensnarled
, IAS (Insa Art Space), Arts Council Korea, Seoul
Inside Beyond, Gió Marconi, Milan
John Bock: Palms, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2 handbogs in a pickle, Arko Arts Center, Seoul
Die Tiefe, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

2007
Stapelung
, P.S.1, MoMA, New York
John Bock. Films, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Buggelpiste, Kunstraum Innsbruck
Malträtierte Fregatte, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Dandy, Sadie Coles Gallery, London
John Bock, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens

2006
Mit Schisslaveng, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Lütte mit Rucola, Klosterfelde, Berlin
(……) – Surrogat, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam

2005
A-Buba
, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
Skipholt, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik
Antonin Artaud und die Pest, Frac Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Marseille

2004
MultiplexKomplex Petit-four transmits the BeWorldMigraineSolution through the metallic NoseAirHairPeriscope + Gast, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Which Feeder?, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Wenn ich in ‘ne scheune gehe und kein stroh ist da, dann bin ich falsch, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt
Meechfieber, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan

2003
Klynken I knæk, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark
Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan
The Death of Raymond Roussell, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

2002
MeechHouse
, Documenta 11, Kassel
Saltimbocca, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Accobmitlas, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt
John Bock, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2001
Sadie Coles Gallery, London
Lehm, Lehm, Lehm, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Meech City, Untitled (Tent), Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Ma’am Prociutto Crudo, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg

2000
Four Lectures
, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Club Conscious, Observatorium, Antwerp
The Art of Recollecting, G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
Pizza is God, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

2017
Portfolio Berlin 03, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
Once upon a time.. The Western - A new frontier in Art and Film, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
Canada
Atopia: Migration, Heritage, and Placelessnes. Works from the TBA21 Contemporary Collection, Museo de Arte Conteporaneo de Lima, Lima, Peru
The Inner Skin. Art and Shame, Marta Herford - Museum for Art, Architecture, Design, Herford, Germany

2016
ILLUMINATION, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
Flying over the Abyss, NEON Foundation, Athens Conservatoire, Athens
Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan
Wolfsburg Unlimited: A City as World Laboratory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life, Harris Museum, Preston, UK
Me, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

2015
H.D. Buttercup’s Apartment
, H.D. Buttercup, Los Angeles
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Selbstjustiz durch Fehleinkäufe - Neuerwerbungen der Sammlung Falckenberg 2011- 2014, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Flying Over the Abyss, Neon and The Contemporary Art centre of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Winter in America, Jack Shainman Gallery: The Shop, New York
Paperworlds, Buchheim Museum, Bernried am Starnberger See, Germany
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zacheta Gallery - National Museum of Art, Warsaw
Yes, We’re Open, Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan
A Man Walks into a Bar..., ME Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin
La La La Human Steps, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2014
Broken. Slapstick, Comedy und schwarzer Humor
, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Letter from Mr. Faustus: Seven Adaptations from Berlin, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv
I’m Still Here, Magasin 3, Stockholm
SLAPSTICK!: The Art of Comedy, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
The Sting Of The Scorpion, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
PAPERWORLDS. Childhood Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Me Collector’s Room Berlin, Olbricht Foundation Berlin, Berlin

2013
do it,
Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
John Bock, Keren Cytter, Paul Pfeiffer, Gillian Wearing, Akrm Zaatari, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice
HEIMSUCHUNG - Unsichere Räume in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum Bonn
ARTZUID 2013, Sculpture Biennale, Amsterdam
Nur Skulptur, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim

2012
Performative Performs, SUNY College at old Westbury, New York
Private/Corporate VII, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Inaugural Exhibition in new Hollywood space, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Number Six: Flaming Creatures Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
Alpenrepublik, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Arsenale 2012 – 1st Kyiv Biennial Kyiv Biennial, Kiew
12. TRACK SMAK, Gent
John Bock Galerie Stadtpark, Krems
30 Künstler / 30 Räume, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Boijmans on tour: La La La Human Steps Istanbul Modern
knapp daneben ist auch vorbei, Sammlung PHILARA, Düsseldorf
Into the Quasi-Me-Hill, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Barneys Madison Avenue, New York
Lecker Puste (Delicious Breath), Métamatics Research Initiative, performance at The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY

2011
Hirschfaktor. Die Kunst des Zitierens, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Berlin 2000-2011: Playing among the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
6th Bienal VentoSul, Curitiba Bienal VentoSul, Curitiba
CCA Collection 2001-2011 / AFM COLLECTION Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx / Majorca
Geschmack, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
based in Berlin 2011, based in Berlin
La Biennale de Montréal 2011 Biennale Montreal
The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim, Bilbao
Transformed Objects, KAI 10 – Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf
8 1/2, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Mailand
Plus Ultra, MACRO, Rom
Plus Ultra, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Figura cuncta videntis / Hommage an Christoph Schlingensief, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
EAT ART. Vom Essen in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart
Howdy Bamington, Third Streaming, New York
Knock, Knock!, Anderson Gallery VCU Arts, Virginia
Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY
Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
The Art Magazine Becomes Art, Louise Blouin Foundation, London

2010
Roboterträume, Kunsthaus Graz
Adaptation: Between Species, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Schwarzgold, Schloss Beesenstedt, Saale
The Surreal House, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Behind the Curtain, Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New Delhi; 25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New Delhi; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
Der Seewolf, Münster Ferry Boat, Art Parcours at Art 41 Basel, Basel

2009
Precarious Form, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Group Show, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
FPM Collection: John Bock, Erik van Lieshout, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Keith Tyson, Do-Sa, Schillingstraße 31, Berlin, Germany
Transitory Objects, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Time Out Beijing Video art festival, Beijing, touring to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai and Tokyo
Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation / M.I.E.T., Athens
Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd'hui, Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Pamplona, Spain
Helga Maria Kolsterfelde, Berlin, Germany
Künstlergesprach mit Julia Stoschek, Münster (films: Urhütte, Hysterie im Nonchalance, Inside Beyond)
KunstFilmBiennale on Tour, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany (film:Palms)
Repeat all, MIS, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Berlin 2000, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA (work installation from 2000) (Anton Kern Gallery)
Klütterkammer ICA book launch, Walther König Buchhandlung
Performative Impulses, Pinacoteca di Bari, Italy
Tank TV, internet exhibition
KunstFilmBiennale on Tour, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Stressed Spaces, multistory car park, KW14,'s- Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Filmshooting for Kie Ellens, Walhouse Film, Groningen, Netherlands
Fashionshow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2008
Film Retrospective, Mikrokosmos Cinema, Athens, Greece
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Beyond the Country, Lewis Glucksman Gallery University College Cork, Ireland

2007
Artists as Collectors, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
The High Desert Test Sites, Los Angeles, USA
The Harder You Look, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
John Bock, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Fit to Print: printed media in recent collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

2006
Zero Hero, The Moore Loft, Miami, USA
Anstoss Berlin, Kunst Macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Dada's Boys, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
John Bock's Medusa im Tam Tam Club, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany
The Hugo Boss Prize 2006, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, USA
Nöle, Schauspielhaus, Zurich, CH

2005
PestKOP im black rebel motorcycle club, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Hamburg, Germany
Girls on Film, Zwirner and Wirth Gallery, New York
The Addiction, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Abnormal, Nyehaus, New York, USA
Dionysiac, Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
LI Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
8th Biennale d'Art Contemporaian de Lyon, Lyon, Paris, France
Rough Diamond, Program, London, UK
Reykjavík Arts Festival 2005, Reykjavík Art Mueum, Reykjavík, Iceland

2004
Klutterkammer, ICA, London, UK
Klynken i knaek, Arken, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Denmark
The Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA
Manifesta 5, Donostia / San Sebastian, Spain
54th Carnegie International - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Donostia-San Sebastian
BODY DISPLAY Performative Installation #4 - Körper & Ökonomie, Wiener Secession, Vienna
Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

2003
Schwarzsauer Knilch, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
MultiplexKomplex Petit-four transmits the Be WorldMigraineSolution through the metallic NoseAirHairPeriscope, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan
Zero Hero, theater play, performed at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
OUTLOOK!, Benaki Museum, Athens
Grotesk! 130 Jahre Kunst der Frechheit, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
Utopia Station, Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Spectacular, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2002
Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

2001
Im Dilemma der ExistoEntropie, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
Eleni Koroneu, Athens, Greece
Im AtomeiterzinsKonflikt mit einer EierstockCapitalSaint, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konstholl, Sweden
A Little Bit of History Repeated, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Germany
Yokohama 2001 - International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama Triennale Office, Tokyo

2000
Four Lectures, MoMA, New York, USA

 

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