Ron Rocco /EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS                   


On October 18, 2023 my installation "The Spring of Hope Garden" was completed at
ICAI / The Institute for Cultural Activism International located in Delhi, New York.

This work is born of the fusion of the two earlier projects, The Horizon is Nothing More than the Limit of Our Sight, commissioned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City in 1990 curated by Charlotta Kotic, and Shake Up! presented by curator Lynn del Sol of {CTS} creative thriftshop in conjunction with the Dam Stuhltrager Gallery in 2010. In revisiting this work my thought was to shift the focus from what was seen as a future awakening, to the present moment. The idea being that the calamity is upon us and we presently need the spring of hope that will help us envision this final step in addressing our problems. It is in this light that I welcome you as a witness and provocateur of the process.





Two new video works featuring the music of Berlin based musician, Marian Neulant.

Violant Mittwochs Zwei, 2022 & Violant Freitags Eins, 2023

video stills from Violant Mittwochs Zwei



video stills from Violant Freitags Eins





Announcing the successful launch of the exhibition Seht euch an! Look at each other! Organized by the German Cultural Affairs Department of the German Consulate in China. Celebrating their 50 years there and displaying some of my work in Germany from 1991 to 2008 opening December 3 - 11, 2022.

at: Hou Shan Art Gallery

Lv You Street, Mei Shi Pai Fan, Xiangzhou District . Zhuhai, China





Announcing my recent series of works in video M Nature Videos


China Crossing (recorded in 2019 in transit from Guilin through Guangxi province in China)


Falling Water was recorded in April of 2022 at Rainbow Falls Gorges State Park North Carolina USA.


Golden Waters (filmed in 2022 in the Huitong village of Zhuhai, China)


Lover's Walk was filmed in 2022 at MeiLiWan 'Beautiful Bay' a passage along what is named Lover's Road overlooking the Pearl Sea in Zhuhai, China.


Puzhehei flmed in Yunnan, China in 2022. Puzhehei in the language of the Yi people of Yunnan means, "a pond teeming with fish and shrimp".


When the Earth Moves recorded September 2022 at the White Lotus Cave Park in Zhuhai, China.


Windblown recorded April 2022 in South Los Angeles, USA.



Announcing my exhibition in Zhuhai, China
opening May 22- July 15, 2021.

at: XuYuHuanBian 须臾欢忭 / The Art Space

Unit 1, Hongqi Street, Shishan Road, Xiangzhou District . Zhuhai, China 须臾欢忭艺术空间,珠海市香洲区狮山路红旗街4号1单元102





I am pleased to announce that my photo titled 'Uplifting' made it as a Finalist for the Architizer's Prize for photos of architecture that tell a story about current events in society. I am excited it got this far.

view it at:






Dear friends, I am pleased to announce the release on Amazon of my new book.

In Real Life / My Life and Work in 3D Design, the Visual and Performing Arts.

Check it out at:





Sumarc Design Center. Zhuhai, China August 2019

Presentation: In coordination with Chateau d' Ax / Italia.





Exhibition: Made in Zhuhai. Zhuhai, China June 2019

Featuring work from my recent Shoe Factory commission.





The Purr of the Chinese Shoe Factory / 中国鞋厂的隆隆声 2019

Announcing the completion of two new artwork created on commision for the Longyuan Footwear Company at their Highland Shoe Factory.





My installation NeoCon Light Camo Structure, the Shame and the Sorrow of May 14, 2018 as constructed for my first exhibition in Asia at Zhuhai's Beishan village as part of Art City - 2018 Summer Art Week presentation

Please visit this exhibition in Zhuhai, Beishan where I will be presenting several video works As well as some large sculptural installations. Check out the website for details at:

at YSpace-Shenzhen, China. April 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

Designer, Ron Rocco speaking at YSpace-Shenzhen, China. April 15, 2018 at 3:00pm. Working in Design in China within the Co-working concept. The following video was made during interviews for this event and the launching of the BCDC Creative Design space in Shenzhen, China.

TEDx Zhuhai, Presentation

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Chengchuan Gallery Interview

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

4 Container Projects

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Chengchuan Art Gallery

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Dangtu Museum

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

G Flowers Showroom

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Beishan Meditation Hall

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Contemporary Music Institute of Zhuhai

Ron Rocco - 3D Design

Qian Dao

a video by Ron Rocco


Shake Up!

an installation by Ron Rocco, presented at CTS Gallery

Feb. 19th -March 19th, 2010

opening: Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 6:00 pm

{CTS} creative thriftshop @ Dam Stuhltrager Gallery
38 Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY. 11211
M: 917 826 5550 W: 718 569 0903

presented in coordination with Jeremy Dean's Back to Futurama at the Pulse Art Fair.


Scope Miami 2009

art works by Ron Rocco, presented by CTS Gallery

December 2 - December 6, 2009

Press preview: December 02, 2009 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

in the Wynwood Arts District
3000 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, Florida


Bloody State by Ron Rocco @ TINA B. - The Prague Contemporary Art Festival

TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary art project, which strives to combine the creative energy of the cultural scene in Central and Eastern Europe with emerging talents and trends from around the world. TINA B. is held under the auspices and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague.

October 8 to October 25, 2009

Janovského 23
Prague 7, 170 00 Czech Republic
+420 774 155 591


Slick Paris Art Fair the POW series

works by Ron Rocco, presented by CTS Gallery

October 23 to 26, 2009

Thursday 22 -Preview from 2-6pm - Vernissage opening from 6-11pm

104, rue d’Aubervilliers ou 5, rue Curial
Paris 19


Presenting: BailOut an installation by Ron Rocco

in the exhibition Objective Affection hosted by BOFFO

September 18 - October 30, 2009

Opening: Saturday, September 19th 6-8 pm

One Brooklyn Bridge Park
2 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201


Scope Art Fair/Basel Ron Rocco - Works from Berlin 2006 to 2008

Bloody State (c)Ron Rocco 2008

POW Series (c)Ron Rocco 2008

A selection of works in mixed media
at SCOPE Basel International Art Fair

June 8-14, 2009

represented by: CTS Creative Thrift Shop

SCOPE Pavilion #C195
Sportplatz Landhof
Riehenstrasse 78a
CH-4058 Basel


New Video Works by Ron Rocco @ Kunstagenten Gallery

SNOW (c) Ron Rocco 2008

A screening of New Video Works by Ron Rocco will be presented on

Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 20:00 at:

KUNSTAGENTEN GALLERY, Linienstrasse 155, 10115 Berlin
Directors: Stefanie Feldbusch and Andreas Wiesner
030-695041-42 fon


Window Installations by Ron Rocco @ Supermarkt 2.0, Wrangelstr. 20 Berlin, Germany


American Camouflage @ Berliner Liste 2008

Berliner Liste


Window Installation by Ron Rocco

International Print Center New York

opening  Thursday, October 23, 2008  6 - 8:00 pm

Under the Umbrella of Homeland Security

Under the Umbrella of Homeland Security  by Ron Rocco

The artists list is as follows:  Lauren Abshire, Glen Baldridge, J. Catherine Bebout, Marieke Bolhuis, Matthew Brannon, Nicholas Brown, Ryan Burkhart, Susan Goethel Campbell, Stacey Cann, Kerstin Cedell, Phillip Chen, Briar Craig, Luke Dorman, Rick Finn, Quintin Gonzalez, Valerie Hammond, Adriane Herman, Tatana Kellner, Damon Kowarsky, Janet Marcavage, Teresa Gomez Martorell, Jiha Moon, Yoko Motomiya, Ethan Murrow, Heidi Neilson, Tom Orr, Krista Peters, Raymond Pettibon, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Ron Rocco, Nick Satinover, Joyce J. Scott, Scott Stephens, Sarah Sze, Ivanco Talevski, Richard Tuttle and John Yau, Joe Waks, Allan Wexler, Wang Yuhui.

International Print Center New York

opening October 23 through November 22, 2008

526 W 26th St # 824

New York, NY 10001

(212) 989-5090



Amerika, new sculpture by Ron Rocco

at Supermarkt20 and Berliner Liste

Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2007

opening reception at Berliner Liste
Sept.29, 2007 - 6 p.m.
Luckenwalder Str. 4/6 10963 Berlin
open daily Sept.30-Oct 3 1-9 p.m. Oct.3 till 7 p.m.

opening reception at Supermarkt20
Sept.30, 2007 6 p.m.
Wrangelstr. 20
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
In the windows at Supermarkt20, 10:00-22:00 and by appointment, till October 24, 2007



DesignMai at Supermarkt20

for Berlin's DesignMai

May 12 - 20, 2007

Supermarkt20 will exhibit work from:

Mikkel Wøldike Breum
Tobias Lehmann
Ron Rocco
Jan-Philipp Wittrin

Wrangelstr. 20
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany



PIEROGI Leipzig at Artnews Projects

Berlin Flatfile Show at Artnews Projects to include art works by artist Ron Rocco

opening May 18th, 2007

Artnews Projects
Brunnenstraße 190
10119 Berlin

tel: +49 179 5123881




Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

an Outdoor Sculpture Installation by artist Ron Rocco

August 27-January 10, 2007

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
3883 Stone Quarry Road
Cazenovia, New York 13035




Freizeit Video at Berliner Liste

   For My Culture with music by Robbie Williams

link to video by Ron Rocco

   The Way You Dream with music by Michael Stipe

Two works in video by Ron Rocco with music by Robbie Williams and Michael Stipe.

at Berliner Liste 2006 - Berlin, Germany
September 29-October 4, 2006




Freizeit #15
RON ROCCO Freizeit Series #15

included in the group exhibition, CROSSINGS

at Viktoriapark/Breweri
Eberhard-Roters Platz 4
Berlin, Germany

opening Saturday, June 10, 2006

This will benefit Youthbridge a non-profit working with the UN High
Commission for Refugees to assist children in war zones.

also appearing at the exhibition

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Kunst & Complex

opening Saturday, June 10, 2006

Kunst & Complex
Keileweg 26
3029 BT Rotterdam, Netherlands




Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

        Earth Inventories #1 by Ron Rocco

invite you to join us for an exhibition

"Among the Trees"

curated by Kimberly Marrero
with artwork by artist Ron Rocco, The Starn Twins,
Yuken Teruya and others.

April 7 - June 7, 2006

opening reception Friday, April 7, 6-8pm

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, New Jersey 07901




Scope Art Fair @ Art Basel/Miami

Freizeit #30 by Ron Rocco

Galerie Völcker & Freunde

invite you to join us at the Scope Art Fair
during Art Basel/Miami 2004

at the Townhouse Hotel, Room 101
150 20th Street
Miami Beach, Florida

December 2 -5, 2004

artist featured Christine Fenzl other artists include:
Ron Rocco, Ulric Moeller, Juergen Jansen and others.

Galerie Völcker & Freunde
10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Tel/Fax: (030) 280 96 115





Video still by Ron Rocco

link to video by Ron Rocco

Rockland Center for the Arts presents art work from:

Sydney Cash, Nancy Dwyer, Scott Frish, Frank Gillette, Sholom Gorewitz, Michael James, Germaine Keller, Grace Knowlton, Robert Michael Smith, Michael O'Rourke, Michael Rees, Ron Rocco, Miroslaw Rogola, Page Simon, Josh Simpson, Robert Smith, Kenneth Snelson, Robert Sperry, Kjeld Tidemand Johannessen, James Tyler, Michael Zansky.
Curators: Ned Harris and Bob Fisher


OCTOBER 10 through NOVEMBER 21, 2004

Opening reception Sunday | October 10, 2004 1pm - 4pm

Rockland Center for the Arts
275 Greenbush Rd. West Nyack, N.Y. 10994
(845) 358-0877 fx: (845) 358-0971


Structures of Detention artwork by Ron Rocco

The Brooklyn House of Detention
Silkscreen ink printed on bound Law Journal. 24"x35"x3"

Structures of Detention at The Brooklyn Public Library

April 8, 2004 to May 6, 2004

Meet the artist reception: April 10, 2004 3:00PM

The Brooklyn Public Library /Business and Law Branch
280 Cadman Plaza
Brooklyn , N.Y.
718 369-9385

library hours:
Mon 10-6, Tue 1-8, Wed 10-6, Thu 12-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5


My work often employs a mix of printmaking techniques and other technologies, in
fabrication. This results in the production of objects, where physical form or
object-context plays a role in the overall meaning of the work. The art work I am
presenting at the Brooklyn Business and Law Library at Cadman Plaza is one of my
more recent projects entitled Structures of Detention. This edition of photo-silk
screen prints are bound editions of The New York Law Journal. They document
several New York Houses of Detention, as well as Federal Buildings located in
Manhattan and Brooklyn. The art works juxtapose these structures, against a
background of text recording court proceedings and decisions from the 1980's and
90's. There is a dialog established between these pages and the buildings, which
provide an opportunity for social commentary and reflection.



In New York @ Scope Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin
presents the work of:

Jurgen Jansen, Ulrik Moeller and Ron Rocco

Freizeit #5 by Ron Rocco

Hotel Gansevoort /Rm.605
18 9th Avenue (at 13th Street)
New York, New York 10014

Friday, March 12, to Monday, March 15, 2004
Exhibitors Open 12 pm - 7 pm

Galerie Völcker & Freunde
10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Tel/Fax: (030) 280 96 115


Ron Rocco /Frei Zeit

February 12, 2004 thru March 12, 2004

Work by a NYFA (New York Foundation of the Arts) 2003 Fellow which explores people's leisure time activities. "This body of digital color prints explores the 'free time' activities of individuals in social settings. In these works body language and image context join to encapsulate a feeling for specific social dynamics or cultural phenomena. Other images within the series play with metaphorical associations of objects or places from private or public environments. These associations sometimes reflect upon the humor or isolation found in these settings." RON ROCCO

Rocco was curator of "That Which Remains" at the Lowe Gallery in 2001, and has shown several of his conceptual, highly original mixed media pieces at the Guild, including some pieces from his series of silk screened prison buildings on discarded law journals.

Guild Gallery II Fulton Center
119 Ninth Avenue
New York, N.Y.

For further information, please call 212-760-9800.



Sackgasse /Dead End

Opening April 19, 2002
Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin presents:

Sackgasse /Dead End

a one-person exhibition of the work of Ron Rocco

April 19 - June 20, 2002

geoffnet: Di.-Sa. 13-19 Uhr
open: Tues-Sat. 1-7pm

Galerie Völcker & Freunde
10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Tel/Fax: (030) 280 96 115


The Museum of Unspoken Desire

with Installation works by Ron Rocco




FIRE PATROL 5 Gallery in Harlem

present: The Politics of Racism

The Tombs - North Bldg. © RON ROCCO 2000

with 'The Law Journals' by Ron Rocco


Opening: Thursday, July 19, 2001 7-9PM

July 19 - July 31, 2001

307 West 121st Street (between Manhattan and 8th Avenues)
New York City
Tel: 212 316-2609


Collaborative Concepts

Inaugural Invitational

Trophy by Ron Rocco

with artists:
Derek Bernstein, Krystyna Borkowska Katherine Bradford, Moses Hoskins, Barbara Klein, Grace Knowlton, Jenny Lee, Ron Rocco, Kathleen Sweeney Don Voisine

Opening reception Saturday, March 10 2001 2-6PM

March 10 - May 5, 2001
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12-5PM and by appointment

Collaborative Concepts
P.O.Box 346
348 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508
Tel: 845 838-1516

Review of Inaugural Invitational

A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T

RON ROCCO’s “Work on What Has Been Spoiled” a mixed media piece comprised of cardboard, Plexiglas, photo-etched copper and artificial light, is the exhibition’s most potent piece. Displayed directly on the floor, the brownish tones of the back-lighted image that covers the central piece of Plexiglas suggests, but does not limit itself to, the dangers of the pursuit of power. The image, which is difficult to decipher, looks like a bald eagle as roadkill. The thick layers of strapped-together, flattened cardboard boxes that frame the image is a stroke of genius, adding to the impermanent feeling of the work.


ABC NO RIO and The Hudson Guild

present: The Politics of Racism

The Tombs - South Bldg. © RON ROCCO 2000

with 'The Law Journals' by Ron Rocco

ABC NO RIO March 1 - March 29, 2001

156 Rivington Street
New York, New York 10012
Tel: 212 254-3697

March 16 - extended to April 30, 2001

Hudson Guild
441 West 26th Street
New York, New York 10001
Tel: 212 760-9800

Artist's presentation: Wednesday - March 21, 2001


Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin presents:

tatsachen und werte / facts and values

Stefanie Bürkle, Katrin Jaquet, Gabriele Leidloff,
Ron Rocco and Rosemarie Trockel

presenting 'The Berlin Diary' a videotape by Ron Rocco

Di-Fr 13-19
Sa 11-19

October 19 - December 10, 2000

Galerie Völcker & Freunde
Oranienburger Str.2
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel/Fax 280 96 115


Open Studio with work by Donn Davis, Halona Hilbertz and Ron Rocco

Saturday - Sunday, September 23-24, 2000
Viewing Hours: 1pm-8pm Additional hours by appointment.

Bernadette Salvage Fine Art
59 Harrison Avenue, 2fl
Williamsburg-Brooklyn, New York 11211
tel:(718)-388-9641 fax:718-852-6350


CAIRN /City Artists in Response to Nature

OPENING: Tuesday, July 12, 2000 running through September 17, 2000
Viewing Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 2-4:30 Additional hours by appointment.

Anthony Giordano Gallery
a satellite of Islip Art Museum at Dowling College
Biltmore Ave. and Idle Hour Blvd.
Oakdale, New York 11769
TEL: 516-244-3016


The Berlin Diary a videotape by Ron Rocco

presented in conjunction with the release of a new graphics edition.

Di-Fr 13-19
Sa 11-19

June 9 - August 5, 2000

Galerie Völcker & Freunde
Oranienburger Str.2
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel/Fax 280 96 115


Collected Visions

Collected Visions is a multi-media survey of private thoughts
and social commentary.

by Ron Rocco

November 10 - December 8, 1999
Tue-Fri 12- 3 and by appointment

The University Gallery at UMASS Lowell
McGauvran Student Union
Wilder St., South Campus
University of Massachusetts Lowell


Twenty-six American Artists

Brooklyn Navy Yard by Ron Rocco

including: Richard Artschwager, Will Barnet, Chuck Close,
Arthur Dove, Judy Fox, Pamela Fraser, Eric Holzman,
Sharon Horvath, James Hyde, Ik Joong Kang, Marc Lambrechts,
Eva Lundsager, Donna Moylan, Thomas Nozkowski, Ouatara,
Rick Purdy, Ron Rocco, Amy Sillman, Sook Jin Jo and
Fred Stonehouse

September 17 - October 3, 1999

Opening reception: Thursday, September 16 8:30PM

Gallery Campo + Campo
Grote Steenweg 19/21
B-2600 Antwerpen, Belgium