Residency Dates
  • February 2008 – March 2008
  • September 2009 – September 2009
  • September 2009 – September 2009

in Los Angeles in 1948 and raised in Nogales and Tucson, Arizona,
Louis Hock attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a BA
in Psychology in 1970. He then relocated to Chicago where he
completed his MFA at the Art Institute in 1973.

today for his videos and media installations, Hock began making films
as a student at the University of Arizona. In 1977 he joined the
faculty at UC San Diego, where he continues to teach today. Drawing
from his experiences living near the border of the United States and
Mexico in both Arizona and California, Hock’s controversial
artworks often address the ongoing cultural clash on both sides of
the border.

work has been exhibited at numerous venues both nationally and
internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and
the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sophia in Madrid. In
addition, Hock’s work has been recognized with grants and awards
from Rockefeller Media, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the
American Film Institute among others. Hock has also been involved in
the production of eight public art media events.