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Vita

Wolfgang Hock, born in Bamberg, West Germany, studied fine arts and Germanic languages and literature at the university of Siegen with Prof. Heinz Pramann and Prof. Daniel Hees. His major was painting, etching, photography and short film. 

At the time from 1977 until to the beginning of the nineties, he participated in various expositions in Europe (Paris, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Amsterdam etc.) and in North America (New York and Montreal / Canada) and had one man shows in Germany (in 1987 and 1988).  

Wolfgang Hock in Venice

1988, he received the “Certificate of Excellence” of the “Major International Art Competition” of “Art Horizons” in New York. The jurors were: Ellen Handy from the Metropolitan Museum New York, Illene Susan Fort from the Los Angeles County Museum und Walter Robinson, art critic of "Art in America".

Long travels to Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples etc.), Egypt (Cairo), Marocco (Marrakech), Greece, Turkey (Istanbul), France (especially Paris, Marseille and others), London and to the USA (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles etc.).

At the end of the eighties and beginning of the nineties: Art teacher at some public and private schools, also at the Mosbacher Berg Gymnasium in Wiesbaden / Hessen in Germany.

1993, move to Brazil:

  • Two years in Salvador / Bahia. Activity as teacher and interpreter / translator working together with the Goethe-Institute and the Pan American School of Bahia. Continuation of his art work.
  • Two years in Rio de Janeiro. Working together with the Goethe-Institute.
  • Wolfgang Hock in the studio in Fortaleza, 2009

  • Five years in Curitiba Paraná State in the extreme south of Brazil. Activity beside his art work at the financial market in São Paulo (BOVESPA).
  • 2001, marriage with Angela Renata and birth of his son Wolfgang Matthias. Trips to Germany.
  • 2002, move to the Northeast of Brazil, to Fortaleza (2.5 million people), capital of Ceará state, ca. 4.000 km distance to Curitiba.

From 2008, again intensified participations in art exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Several trips to Venice.

2009, amongst others exhibition at Debret Gallery in Belém (1.5 million people), capital of Pará state / Brazil.

2010, one man exhibition at ARAUCO Gallery in Nürnberg / Germany, July to November: Pictures from Brazil - Blur boundaries.

Summer 2010: Visitation of the graphic studios of Daniel Hees in Cologne, famous artist in Germany, his former art professor.

2010, exhibition at Debret Gallery in Belém.

After careful consideration move back to Germany in 2011 with the whole family after 18 years of Brazil: to Bamberg, his native town.

2011 and 2012, exhibition at Debret Gallery in Belém. Trips to Berlin.

Studio in Bamberg, 2014

2013, exhibitions at Debret Gallery in Belém and ARAUCO Gallery in Nürnberg / Germany: 20 years ARAUCO, artits of the gallery. Trips to Paris, Venice and Padua (Giotto).

2014, exhibition at AGORA Gallery New York Manhattan. Publication in the art magazine ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31.
In Italy: Award "Maestro D'Arte" and "Special Award Human Rights" in memory of Nelson Mandela, in Lecce / Italy. International art award "Raffaello Sanzio". Publication in the catalog "EFFETTO ARTE" together with the second biennial arts festival in Palermo / Sicily / Italy. Publication in Spectrum Miami ART UpClose. Trips to Vienna, Prague and Venice, long stay in Chioggia.

2015, Publication in the art magazine ARTisSpectrum Vol. 33. Participation in ART UpClose 2015: "A Survey of Contemparary Art", New York, Miami, Monte Carlo. Trips to France: Reims, Versailles, and Paris. Trip to Brazil: Belém de Pará and Salinas.

2016, solo exhibition at ARTIFACT Gallery, New York Lower East Side, with catalog. Participation in ART UpClose World Edition 2016: "A Survey of Contemparary Art", New York City, Miami, Monte Carlo. Trips to Venice, Florence (Uffizi) and Tuscany, and New York, housing in Brooklyn.

One man show in New York, 2016