International Exhibition of Contemporary Art  XIIth Edition 
700 established and emerging artists from all over the world   12 art categories in competition


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Wolfgang Hock

is a winner of the XII. Biennale in Florence

18th - 27th October 2019, Fortezza di Basso, Florence - Italy


More than 700 participating artists came from the following countries:

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,
Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bhutan, Bulgaria,
Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (China), Hungary,
India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan,
Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway,
Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia,
Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria,
Thailand, Taiwan (China), Turkey,
Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA,
Venezuela and Vietnam


Wolfgang Hock in front of his painting "Bowery Home Supplies"



The award ceremony:

Left Piero Celona (Vice-President),

in the middle Wolfgang Hock

and on the right Pasquale Celona (artist and president of the Biennale)





Some jurors of the Biennale (from left to right):

Huang Du, art critic (also at the Venice Biennale) from Beijing, China

Elza Ajzenberg, art historian at the USP (University) in São Paulo, Brazil

Piero Celona, vice president and founder of the Florence Biennale

Pasquale Celona, artist himself, president and founder of the Florence Biennale

Yuko Hasegawa, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo
and Professor of Tokyo University of Art, Tokyo, Japan

María Teresa Constantin, art historian and critic from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gregorio Luke, former director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.
Art critic and expert on Latin American art - Los Angeles, USA

Karen Lang, Professor of Philosophy, Literature and Art from Coventry, UK

Dominique E. Baechler, professor of aesthetics and art critic from France in Paris and São Paulo











Talking with Gregorio Luke, Los Angeles - USA



Talking with Elza Ajzenberg, art historian at the USP (University) in São Paulo, Brazil,
front right is Dominique E. Baechler, art critic from France in Paris and São Paulo





Wolfgang Hock at his paintings with certificate and medal







Florence - the capital of Tuscany: View of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore



Fortezza di Basso in Florence



The way to the exhibition in the Fortezza
with sculptures by Gustavo Aceres (Mexico)
and Florin Codre (Romania)



Pavilion Spadolini in the Fortress of Basso







Wolfgang Hock in front of his three paintings:

"Nostrand" 160 x 120 cm from 2016,
"Reims" 160 x 100 cm from 2015,
"Bowery Home Supplies" 180 x 120 cm from 2017







New friends: EVADI with her paintings "I'am not dangerous, Aria" 2018
from Amsterdam - Netherlands





New friends: Chidi Kwubiri from Nigeria, lives in Cologne - Germany



"Big Heart" 2019 by Chidi Kwubiri



Chidi and Jimmy





"Who am I?" 2018 by Jimmy Nwanne from Nigeria, lives in Kaiserslautern - Germany





New friends: Alex Morales from Uruguay with his painting "Abundance" 2016





New friends: Javier Fernando Volovich from Córdoba, Argentina,
behind him are his collages and sculpture "Mr. Nobody"





Renata in the Biennial





"Coastal III" by Carol Carpenter from Maryland, USA



"El Sueño de Velázquez" by Pedro Sandoval from Venezuela



The opening ceremony of the Biennale on 18.10.2019:




































Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 27, 2019:




Sculpture by Florin Codre from Romania









Jacopo Celona (Director of the Biennial) speaking



Our table:
left behind the artist Leila Kanso from Lebanon (born in Venezuela)
and on the left front the artist Maya Fares from Lebanon,
right front Renata
and next to her three participants of the Chinese designer group




The organizers of the Biennale, in the middle Jacopo Celona





Piero and Pasquale Celona, the two brothers





The video artist Rey Zorro from Brazil









In the middle once more Gregorio Luke, Los Angeles - USA







The artist Maya Fares from Lebanon with husband



On the right the artist Leila Kanso from Lebanon (born in Venezuela)



Intercontinental exchange:
Left Yujian from the People's Republic of China,
born in Zibo (淄博市) in Shandong Province,
is currently studying design in Florence, Renata on the right





These two ladies made the music with harp and vocals


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