About

William Bock is a visual artist living between West Cork and London whose work explores human relationships to place to each other.  Bock uses photography, painting, printmaking, performance and installation as visual and physical catalysts for conversations about community, land, nature, memory, identity and belonging. 

With a background in theatre making his art practice is process led, site specific and often collaborative, in which individuals or communities are directly participating in the production of Bock’s projects.   William Bock is founding member of DIG COLLECTIVE and has co-produced interdisciplinary projects in London and internationally. 

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Biography

1982                        Born Cork, Ireland
2002  –  2005         BA Hons Performance Design and Practise Central St Martins
2012   –  2013          MA Fine Art, City and Guilds School of Art

Selected Projects

2018                        A Hole in the Alps, Art Safiental commission, Switzerland
2018                        Beech Bark Book – Baby Forest Art Festival Commission, Ireland
2018                        ReWilders,  Skibbereen Arts Festival Commission, Ireland
2016                        Blow In, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2015                        Hoarding: A fiction of.. PEER Gallery Commission, London
2014                        Hole Story, St Johns Old Rectory, London
2012                        The Last Bock,  The Cube Microplex, Bristol
2010                        Head in the Box (Strangeworks), Barbican Commission, London

Selected Shows

2018                       ReWilders – Sign of Times, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Ireland
2017                       Still Life, St Joseph’s Hospice, London
2017                       Members Show, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2015 – 2017           E20 Foyer Exhibition, Stratford, London
2017                       London Pinhole Festival, Four Corners Gallery, London
2016                       Whithurst Park Art Fair, UK
2016                       Post It, Darnley Road Gallery, London
2015                       Figur[e]ation, GalleryELL. Online Show
2014                       Group Show, Gallery 286, London

Awards

2016                        Shortlisted Artist (Dig Collective) Volksschule Kleefeld, Bern
2014                        Winner (Dig Collective) ArtLicks Weekender, ArtQuest Workweek Prize

Residencies

2018                        Acts of Leaving, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2016                        Blow In, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2011                         University of Guadalajara, Mexico