John Bock (b. 1965, Gribbohm, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Bock was awarded the Ars Viva prize in 1999, and is renowned for his surreal installations combining performance, sculpture and film. Drawing on an idiosyncratic range of interests, Bock creates an absurd amalgamation of references from the disciplines of economics, fashion, film, politics, philosophy and music, among others. Bock’s expansive practice continually challenges the audience to comprehend and examine everyday obstacles, be they intellectual, physical, or linguistic.