GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994

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Group Exhibitions

2019


Installationen aus 25 Jahren Sammlung Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany.
The Power of Secrets, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Frieze Masters, Frieze London, London, UK.
Altered After, Participant Inc., New York, NY, USA.
Image Bank, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
Superscreen: The Making of an Artist-Run Counter-Culture and the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada.



2018-19


The 80s Image, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Echte Luxe..., Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Paper (organized Arts Council Collection, London, UK) (traveling exhibition): Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, Scotland, UK (2018) Gallery Oldham, Oldham, UK (2018) Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, UK (2018) Oriel Wrecsam Contemporary Art Gallery, Wrexham, Wales, UK (2018) Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK (2018) Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK (1 December 2018-19) Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, UK (2019)


2018


Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
MoMA at the NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.



2017-19


What Absence Is Made Of, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA



2017-2018


Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Die collectie Stedelijk Bas, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Field Guide, Remai Modern Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada.
Walk Through Time, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989-2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Bye Bye De Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Histõrias da Sexualidade, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil



2017


Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA.
Photography in Canada 1960-2000, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Between Self and Other, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
The American Dream: Pop to the Present, The British Museum, London, UK.
I, too, am America, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
Exposition de groupes, Galerie Roger Bellemare Galerie, Christian Lambert, Montreal, Canada.



2016-17


Uncovering artists' books (travelling exhibition) Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Gimsby, Canada School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Créer à rebours vers l'exposition: The Case of Aurora Borealis, VOX — Centre de L'image contemporaine, Montreal, Canada.



2016


The Rebel Zone. Art & Activism: Ignites a Culture-Transforms a City, YTB Gallery, Toronto, Canada
With You And Others, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada.
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture,Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
The 1980s. Today's Beginnings?, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Happy Ending, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France.
Transmissions, École d'art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France.
Artists Talking Back to the Media: a geneology of artistic use of mass media 1985-2016 (travelling exhibition) Museo La Tertulia, Cali, Columbia KB | Espacio Para la Cultura, Bogotá, Colombia



2015


Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, University of Toronto Art Centre and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
A Print Salon, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Yesterday was Once Tomorrow (or, A Brick is a Tool) (travelling exhibition) Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada Artexte, Montreal, Canada Image Coming Soon #1, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Homo Sexualität_en, Schwules Museum/Deutches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Collecting Lines: Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Villa Flora, Winterthur, Switzerland
A Republic of Art, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands



2014-16


Wish You Were Here? Artist's postcards from 1960 to the present day, from the Jeremy Cooper Collection (Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions) The Atkinson, Southport, UK (2014) MAC, Birmingham, UK (2015) The Granary Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed, UK (2015) Hestercombe House, Taunton Somerset, UK (2015-16)


2014-15


«La décennie - Une histoire des années 90» (The decade - An history of the 90's), Centre Pompidou — Metz, Metz, France.
Art for the Century: 100 for the 100th, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
This is Me, Also This is Me, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
Lucio Amelio: From the Modern Art Agency to the Genesis of Terrae Motus (1965-1982). Documents, Works, A History..., Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina-Madre, Naples, Italy
PERFECT LOVERS, Art in the Time of AIDS, Fundaciò Suñol, Barcelona, Spain



2014


LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2 — Art Aids Activism 1995 to today, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Alms for the Birds, Cabinet, London, UK
The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
«Get Hold of This Space» A Geography of Conceptual Art in Canada, Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France (edited version of Traffic. Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 [see 2010-14]).
Haver fet un lloc on els artistes tinguin dret a equivocar-se | Històries de l'Espai 10 i l'Espai 13 de la Fundació Joan Miró / Miró / A place where artists have the right to fail. Stories of Espai 10 and Espai 13 at the Fundació Joan Miró , Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.
L'Illusion della Luce/The Illusion of Light/L'Illusion des Lumieres, Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Bébert Publishing House and Gallery, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity. From the Collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Is Toronto Burning? 1977/1978/1979: Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
Before Normal: Concept After Concept, Museum of Contemporart Art, Roskilde, Denmark
1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
In Character: Self-Portrait of the Artist as Another, National Gallery of Canada in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Adams x Burr x De Cointet x Coplans x Cordebard x Craven x Dheurle x Durham x Filliou x Fontcuberta x General Idea x Hains x Hains x Kasten x Majerus x Majerus x Rondeau x Wall x Welling (an 'hors les murs' project of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne), ELAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Cross/Over, Duro Olowu, London, UK
In the Crack of Dawn: From the Collection of Maja Hoffman and Michael Ringier, Lowenbraukunst - Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
Twenty Thousand Years of Yarn, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
CONTINUUM, Fondació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain.



2013-14


GLAM! The Performance of Style (touring exhibition) Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2013) Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2013) Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (2013-14) Whole, In Part. Artists' Publications from the MACBA Collections, MUSAC. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León , León, Spain The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Experience Pommery #11 / Une Odyssée: les 30 ans du Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Les Pléiades — 30 ans des Frac - adams x burr x coplans x cordebard xde cointet x craven x dheurle x durham x filliou x fontcuberta x general idea x hains x hains x hains x kasten x majerus x majerus x rondeau x wall x welling, Centre d'art contemporain Passages, Troyes, France
LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 1 — Art Aids Activism 1987-1995, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.



2013


The Magic Bullet: Jeremy Shaw, Rob Pruitt, General Idea, Berger & Berger, Galerie Torri, Paris, France
I, You, We, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Borderline, La GAD - Galerie Arnaud Deschin, Marseille, France
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Artists' Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, USA
Vancouver Memory Festival, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, Canada



2012-15


Die Sammlung Gunter Sachs (touring exhibition) Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2012) Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Schweinfurt, Germany (2013-14) Vidéo Vintage 1963-1983 (touring exhibition) Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2012) ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2012-13) Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2013) Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013) National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2013) Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014) Food: Produire, manger, consommer (touring exhibition) Musée Ariana Geneva (in collaboration with ART for the World) (2012-13) SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo (2014) MuCEM, Marseilles (2014-15)


2012-13


This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s (touring exhibition) Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (2012) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2012) ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston, USA (2012-13) Modern Moments: Fast Forward 1913 ⟩⟩ 2013, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Essential Works: A Personal Vision, Jeanne Parkin at 90, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, Canada



2012


Print/Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Je est un autre, Semiose Galerie - Éditions, Paris, France
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA Read, Look! We promise it's not dangerous, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA
Gold, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
In Numbers. Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK
Art Kabinett: Art Basel Miami Beach (Presentation in Esther Schipper booth, Berlin), Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA



2011-12


Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, USA (part of Pacific Standard initiation of Getty Foundation for concurrent exhibition across Southern California)
Momentarily Learning from Mega-Events, Makan, Amman, Jordan
Read All Over, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada
Beholder, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland



2011-13


My Winnipeg (touring exhibition) La Maison Rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France (2011) MIAM (Musée international des arts modestes), Sète, France (2011-12) Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada (2012-13)


2011


X-mas Jewels, 8 rue Saint-Bon Boutique, Paris, France
Cover Girl. La photographie de mode au miroir de l'art contemporain, des années 60 à aujourd'hui/Fashion photography as mirrored in contemporary art, from the 1960s to the present, La Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
Cabinet (NGC Toronto), MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto, Canada
XXX Thirty Years Peter Blum Edition, Peter Blum (Soho), New York, USA
Eroi (Heroes), GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
This Is Paradise | Place as State of Mind. The Cameron Public House and the 1980s Toronto, MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto, Canada
This is Paradise. From the National Gallery of Canada Collection, MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto, Canada
Phantasie an die Macht. Politische Künstlerplakate. Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, Germany
Mixed Messages, La MaMa la Galleria, New York, USA
Onkraj Zasedenih Podob / Beyond Occupied Images, Galrtija Škuc, Ljubljana and Mestna galerija Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Déjà — The Collection on Display, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
Unfolding 20 Years SBKM, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Tallinna XV Graafikatriennaal. Armastuse, mitte raha pärast/The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial. For Love Not Money, Tallinn, Estonia
Beziehungsarbeit / Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria



2010-14


Traffic. Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 (touring exhibition) Justina M Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2010); University of Toronto, Art Centre, Toronto, Canada (2010) Blackwood Gallery, Univesity of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada (2010) Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada (2010) Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Halifax, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (2011) Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2011) Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2012) Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2012-13) Exhibition edited and re-titled as Continental Drift: Konzeptkunst in Kanada: Die 1960er und 70er Jahre Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013) Exhibition edited and re-titled as «Get Hold of This Space» A Geography of Conceptual Art in Canada Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France (2014).


2010-2012


Constellation & Correspondences. Networking between Artists 1970-1980 National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa, Canada (2010) Art Texte, Montreal, Canada (2012)


2010-11


Face au mur. Papiers peints contemorains. Musée de Pully, Pully, France
Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Are You Ready for TV? (touring exhibition) Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain


2010


This and that, Corvi-Mora, London, UK
Art at Work: Corporate Collecting Practices Today, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada
«Gasträume» temporäre Kunstinterventionen im öffentlichen Raum, Paradeplatz, Zurich, Switzerland
Seconde Main, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Dorm, The Model, Sligo Ireland
Changing Channels: Kunst und Fernsehen 1963-1987 / Art and Television 1963-1987, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
One at a Time (part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche), University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
Everything Must Go, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Metropolitan Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Prints & Multiples, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Pop Life : Art in a Material World, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (and adjunct exhibition of General Idea works in Gallery B109)



2009-10


Meeting Point (touring exhibition) Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto (2009) Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (2010)


2009


Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2009, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (also with video screenings)
Artists' Books as (sub)Culture, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA
The Search … For the Spirit (part of a larger exhibition, All that is solid melts into air, organized for the cultural festival "City Visions"), Schepperinstituut, Mechelen, Belgium
Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Studio Sessions, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exposition, Biel, Switzerland



2008


Documentary Protocols II, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Just Different, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Coup de Grace, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA
Artists' Magazines, Art basel, Basel, Switzerland
Artist Plates, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Argent, Frac IIle-de-France, Paris, France
2 x (2 x 20) + 2 x 2) ] +2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world — Part 2, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, USA
November 2008 — Artist Initiated Magazines, Rekord, Oslo, Norway
Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, USA
Less is less, more is more, that's all, CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Le dernier qui parle, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
P2P, Casino Luxembourg-Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Wildflowers of Manitoba / Light On in Babyland, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Revues d'artistes. Une selection, Galerie d'art contemporain des Urbanistes, Fougères; Lendroit Galerie, Rennes; Cabinet du livre d'artiste, Rennes, France



2007


Tomorrow now - when design meets science fiction, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Scenes and Sequences, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Kopf an Kopf, Kunsthalle Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
BodyPoliticX, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Forms of Resistance, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands



2006


Medium Fotografie, Stampa, Basel
Into Me/Out of Me, PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin
Winteraustellung, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Singular Multiples, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston
Persona: From the Collection, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Dissent, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge
ART METROPOLE: Top 100, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa



2005


Canada in the Sixties, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Real Pictures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Trade Show, MASS MoCA, North Adams
Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Trade, White Columns, New York
Transformations, Galerie Fréderic Giroux, Paris
Experience de la duree, Biennale de Lyon 2005, Lyon



2004


Performance et Photographie : POINT, Dazibao, Montreal
After Images: Art as Social Memory, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen
Assume vivid astro focus XI, at the home of Rosa de la Cruz, Biscayne, Miami



2003


Our Mutual Friend, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
On the Wall, (touring exhibition) The RISD Museum, Providence, USA
Stop & Go: regards croises entre la collection et les acquisitions recentes, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Eternal Network: Videos from the Western Front Archives 1973-2001 (touring exhibition) The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada Video Pool, Winnipeg, Canada Videographe, Montreal, Canada. Corporate Profits vs. Labour Costs, John Connelly Presents at D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Scatalogue, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
From the Flat Files, RAMP Gallery, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand
30 Jaar: Nederlandse Videokunst, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feigned Memories, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge



2002


Comer O No Comer, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Extra Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich
Mirror Image, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, USA
Art & Economy, Deichterhallen, Hamburg
Thinking in Painting, Stampa Galerie, Basel
Kunst Nach Kunst, Neue Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany
Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion since 1970, Barbican Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
The Holiday Shopping Show, Wallspace, New York, USA
Golden Streams, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada



2001


Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Extra Art, Logan Galleries, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, USA
Shopping, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Blondies + Brownies, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
Tele(visions), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada



2000-2001


Video Time, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Let’s Entertain (touring exhibition) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA


2000


Loose Ends, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
From the Collection: Personalities, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, CANADA
Re-Play, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria



1999


Museum as Muse, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Word, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avant-Garde, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Internal Logic, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada



1998


Fragile Electrons: Celebrating Twenty Years of Collecting Video Art - Videotapes from the Art Metropole Collection, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Picturing the Toronto Art Community, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros., XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
AIDS Worlds: Between Resignation and Hope, Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Ticino, Switzerland
Editions: General Idea, Christian Jankowski, Kay Rosen, Helge Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany
Disappearing Act, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects/Bound & Unbound, New York, USA



1997


Bridge/The map is not the territory., Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Disrupture: Postmodern Media (with Dara Birnbaum, Nam Jun Paik), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Documenta 10, Kassel, Germany
Rococo Tattoo, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Livres d'artistes - L'intervention d'un genre 1960-1980, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France



1996


a/drift, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,New York, USA
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards,1980-95 (subsequent touring), Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
GraphicResponses to AIDS, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
All in One, Galerie Schipper & Krone, Cologne, Germany
ReGrouping:A Living Legacy, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada
LaGuerre, Pourquoi?, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, France
Sarah Charlesworth, Hannah Collins, General Idea, Laurie Simmons, Carolyn White, S.L.Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1995


General Idea, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art Metropole: 20 Years, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Into a New Museum, Part 2, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Fashion is a Verb, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA
A Different Light, The University Art Museum at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Lesezimmer II, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany



1994-95


Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 60s & 90s (subsequent touring), Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, Scotland



1994


L'hiver de l'amour bis, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA The Century of the Multiple, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Le Saut Dans Le Vide / Der Sprung Ins Leere, Maison Centrale des Artistes, Moscow, Russia
Body and Soul, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
Public Interventions, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
"Please, don’t hurt me!", Galerie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
don't look now, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA



1993


Computerunterstützte Kunst, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße München, Munich, Germany
Tema AIDS, (touring exhibition) Sonje Henie-Neils Onstad Foundation, Hovikhodden, Norway Bergen Kunstforning, Stockholm, Sweden Prints and Issues, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany



1992-93


From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS (Independent Curators Incorporated touring exhibition) Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, USA Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown, USA Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, USA


1992


Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings, Bennington College, Bennington, USA
Multiples, Dörrie-Priess Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Art meets Ads, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stampa, Stampa Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Transform, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Wiener Fest Wochen, Vienna, Austria
David Clarkson, General Idea, Allan McCollum, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Ballots and Bullets, Sally Hawkins Gallery, New York, USA
Three or More-Multiplied art from Duchamp to the present, SPIRAL, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan



1991


Multiples: Brian Boigon, General Idea, Douglas Walker, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Curatorial Laboratory Project #7: Atlas, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
In Public: Seattle 1991, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, USA
The Art of Advocacy, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
ECART, Genève, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
All For Love, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Words & #’s, Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Proiezioni, Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy



1990-92


Team Spirit (Independent Curators Incorporated touring exhibition) Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, USA Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art,Cleveland, USA The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, USA Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, USA Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, USA Salina Art Center and the Wichita Museum of Art, Salina and Wichita, USA


1990-91


Graphothek (touring exhibition) Goethe-Institut Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada London Regional Art & Historical Museum, London, Canada Maison de la Culture, Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada Inquiries: Language into Art (touring exhibition) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada Laurentian University Museum and Art Gallery, Sudbury, Canada Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Canada


1990


Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA
Grids, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, USA
Language in Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Word As Image, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
Serieel, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Young and the Restless, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
The Indomitable Spirit (touring exhibition), International Centre of Photography, New York, USA; The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA



1989


Art About AIDS, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA
A Call to Healing and Action, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
General Idea, Serge Kliaving, Wolfgang Staehle, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA
Fictions, Mirabel Montreal International Airport, Montreal, Canada
D & S Austellung, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Homo Genius, Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Zeichnung und Skulptur, Stampa Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
The Subject is AIDS, Nexus, Atlanta, USA
Messages, Didactic Gallery, Plano, USA



1988


Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Dike Blair, Stephen Ellis, General Idea, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA
Des Emblemes Comme Attitudes, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Tourcoing, France
Toward Common Ground, Real Art Ways, Hartford, USA
Summer ’88, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA
Der Hund in mir - The Dog Within, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria
1988: The World of Art Today (touring exhibition) Milwaukee Art Museum, USA Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, USA National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA


1987


Modern Living, Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Peter Blum Edition: Enzo Cucchi, General Idea, Brice Marden, James Turrell, Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York, USA
Sign of the Times, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Material Functions, 49th Parallel, New York, USA; and the University of New York, Binghamton, USA
(of Ever-Ever Land I Speak), Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Japan 87 International Video and Television Festival, SPIRAL, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Documenta 8 , Kassel, Germany
A Play of History, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Sea to Shining Sea, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Animal Art, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria



1986


End Game: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture , Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Caravelle, Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
The Interpretation of Architecture, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, Canada
How We See, What We Say, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1985


Four Legs Good, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Canada
International With Monument, New York, USA
Aurora Borealis, CIAC, Montreal, Canada
De Duppelganger, Aorta, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



1984-86


TIME, (touring exhibition) Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria Barbican Centre, London, UK


1984-85


Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century (touring exhibition) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA J. I. Speed Museum, Louisville, USA


1984


An International Survey of Recent Painting & Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Dog Work - Dog Show, Interim Art, London, UK
1984, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
International Art, Baskerville + Watson, New York, USA



1983


O Kanada, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Künstler aus Kanada, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Artists' Architecture: Scenes and Conventions, ICA, London, UK
Museums by Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal, Canada Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
Chromaliving, The Colonnade, Toronto, Canada
Attitudes, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
Pierre et Marie (in ruins of church), Paris, France



1982


Manner/sm: A Theory of Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
Fiction (touring exhibition) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Canada Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada Laurentian University Art Gallery, Sudbury, Canada Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada 49th Parallel, New York, USA Prefiguration and Figuration of the Catastrophe, Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
New Narratives for Living and Viewing, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Destroy Those Pictures, Chromazone, Toronto, Canada
Beast, PS1, New York, USA
Monumenta, YYZ, Toronto, Canada
Prime Time Video, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
Transmissions, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, Canada
Celebration, ARC, Toronto, Canada



1981


Terminal Building, A Space, Toronto, Canada
New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1980


Architectural References, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Venice Biennale, Canadian Pavilion, Venice, ITALY
Pluralities, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Words and Image, National Film Board Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Nuova Immagine, XVI Triennale, Palazzo Triennale, Milan, ITALY
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1979


Perspective '79, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Station to Station, A Space, Toronto, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Marielle Mailhot, Montreal, Canada



1978


Kanadischer Künstler, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1977


Biennale des Jeunes, Paris, France
03 23 03, Parachute, Montreal, Canada
Transparent Things (touring exhibition): Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada London Art Gallery, London, Canada Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Canada Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal, Canada Punk Press, A Space, Toronto, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1976


Forum '76, Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1975


Present Company, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Carmen Lamanna at the Owens Art Gallery, Owens Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada



1974


Sincerely Yours, Granada Gazelle(curated by General Idea), Memo from Turner, Toronto, Canada



1973


Canada Trajectoires ‘73, Musée d'art moderne, Paris, France
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Aktionen der Avant-garde, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany



1972


New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Better Body Works, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
Burnaby Print Show, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
Realism, Emulsion and Omission, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; University of Guelph Art Gallery, Guelph, Canada
Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Canada



1971


Image Bank Post Card Show, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada



1970


Concept 70, Nightingale Gallery, Toronto, Canada