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Metamorfosi di una barca: About This Project

by July 14, 2014

In 2009, having completed the text for Diary of a Young Boat, I began exploring the visual components of this piece, using discarded household objects such as mirrors, ladders, umbrellas, ropes and string in floating, multimedia pieces that incorporated the surrounding space. Ultimately, these suspended sculpture/paintings led to the Metamorfosi di una Read more »

Beds and Chromosomes: About this Project


When I returned to New York City in 1997, after a year in Berlin, I continued to explore the themes in my interdisciplinary installation at Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin, called “I keep forgetting …” : that is, domestic interiors gone haywire, in which secrets are projected into the surrounding objects and space, Read more »

Breathers – About This Project


In The Breathers, 1984–1986, a series of drawings and paintings on paper and canvas, I was looking for a representation of a human being at its purest and most primal level, a sense of the self stripped of culture and relations, stripped to the level of breathing. This was my first Read more »

Mitosis (studio installations)

by July 12, 2014

Mitosis (Three Stages), 1989 ­– 1990, grew directly out of the Portrait of the Artist as a Young Boat (1988-89) installations using shaped canvases stapled directly to the walls of my studio, incorporating other objects and original text. In the Mitosis series, I used  the process of cellular division as a metaphor to describe in an ironic, Read more »


by June 4, 2014
A. M. HOCH, Two and Half Breathers, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches, 1986


Mitosis: Formation of Daughter Cells Video

by June 14, 2014


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Boat: About this series

by June 4, 2014

“Portrait of the Artist as a Young Boat,” 1988-1989 My earliest installation series, entitled “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Boat”— which combined painted canvases in the shape of sails; rope; found objects; and text—was developed during an artist-in-residency fellowship at Altos De Chavon in the Dominican Republic, in Read more »

Mitosis: Formation of Daughter Cells


In 2003/2004, A. M. Hoch was commissioned by the Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine, California, to create an interdisciplinary installation to launch their 2004 season, resulting in the production of an interactive family portrait entitled Mitosis: Formation of Daughter Cells—an unsettling portrayal of the multitude of perspectives, often conflicting, of Read more »

Diary of a Young Boat in Bologna: About this installation/performance series


“Few cities in Italy have undergone such a deep metamorphosis as Bologna over the years: from a ‘water city’, it has gradually evolved into a ‘land city’. Few visitors today would think that in the past centuries it was known as Little Venice. . . .”  —Discovering Bologna Read more »

interstices: About this series


interstices, 2002 “interstices” was a site-specific installation for the Alice Austen Museum, sponsored by The Newhouse Center for Art in New York, as part of a large international exhibition in New York City. In 2001, More than two dozen artists from around the world were invited to create art that Read more »