GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994

BIOGRAPHY

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Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2017


General Idea Photographs (1969-1982)

, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva



2016-2017


General Idea: Broken Time

(traveling exhibition): Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires


2015


The Estate Show: General Idea

(part of Art Genève), Geneva, Switzerland


Hexenmeister

, Maureen Paley, London



2014


AA Bronson: Life and Work

, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada


Copycat Academy: A Weeklong Masterclass with an Absent Master

, Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada



2013


General Idea

, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


General Idea P is for Poodle

, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


General Idea P is for Poodle

, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany



2011-12


Haute Culture: General Idea - Une retrospective 1969-1994

(traveling exhibition): Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris France;

Haute Culture: General Idea - A Retrospective 1969-1994

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada


2011


FILE Megazine/General Idea Editions

, Torpedo Kunstbokhandelen, Oslo, Norway


General Idea: Nouvelles editions

, 8, rue Saint-Bon, Paris, France



2010


General Idea: Editionen und Multiples

, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany



2009


General Idea: Works 1987 – 1994

, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


General Idea: Works 1968 – 1975

, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany


The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada



2008


General Idea: Works 1968-1995

, Stampa Gallery, Basel, Switzerland



2007


General Idea: Ediciones 1967-1995

, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain


General Idea Editions 1968-1995

(touring exhibition)


Henry Art Gallery, Seattle


2006


General Idea Editions 1968-1995

(touring exhibition)


Munich Kunstverein, Munich Kunstwerke, Berlin Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich

General Idea: Magic Bullet / Early Works

, Esther Schipper, Berlin


General Idea

, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London



2005


General Idea Editions 1968-1995

(touring exhibition)


Luckman Art Gallery, Los Angeles Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

General Idea: Computer Paintings

, Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris


General Idea

, Vienna Secession, Vienna



2004


General Idea Editions 1968-1995

(touring exhibition) Plug In ICA, Winnipeg Museum London, London Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatoon Emily Carr College, Vancouver

General Idea: Multiples et series

, Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris



2003


General Idea Editions 1968-1995

(touring exhibition)


Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Missisauga, Mississauga Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton

General Idea: Editions and Ephemera (1968-1995)

, 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco


General Idea Editions: A Selection

, Printed Matter, New York



2002


General Idea

, Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris


A Day without Art

, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa



2001


Negative Thoughts

(with AA Bronson), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


General Idea

, 1301PE, Los Angeles


Boutique Coeurs Volants

, Florence Loewy, Paris


Black Floaters

, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada



2000


Fin de Siecle

, Plug In, Winnipeg



1998


General Idea

, Camden Arts Centre, London


General Idea

, Robert Prime, London



1997


Search for the Spirit: General Idea 1968-1975

, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


General Idea

, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA



1996


One Day of AZT / One Year of AZT

, Museum of Modern Art, New York


Infe©tions

, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver



1995


General Idea

, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal


General Idea

, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto


General Idea: Showcards

, Presentation House, Vancouver



1994


General Idea: Drawings 1989-1994

, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


One Year of AZT / One Day of AZT

, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa


General Idea: Infe©tions

, World Wide Video Center, Den Haag


Magi© Bullet / Magi© Carpet

, Amoco Tower, Artweek, Calgary


White AIDS

, Galerie Tanit, Munich


INFE©TED

, Galerie Mai 36, Zurich


Fin de siècle

, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan


General Idea: The Showcard Series from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pageant Pavillion

,Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa



1993


The Armoury of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion and Related Works

, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


General Idea: Multiples

, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto



1992-93


Fin de siècle

(touring exhibition):


Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg The Power Plant, Toronto Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA


1992


Green (Permanent) PLA©EBO

, Richard Foncke Gallery, Gent


El Dorado (Maracaibo)

, Galeria Fucares, Madrid


GENERI© (Helium)

, Taormina Arte, Taormina


Magi© Bullet

, Stux Gallery, New York


Blue (Cobalt) PLA©EBO

, Galerie Montenay, Paris



1991


BLAN© BLAN© BLAN©

, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne


Green (Permanent) PLA©EBO

, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne


Red (Cadmium) PLA©EBO

, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto


AIDS

, Project for Seattle buses, Seattle


Black AIDS Paintings

, Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre, New York University, New York


Maracaibo

, Feature Gallery, New York


AIDS (Nauman)

, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona


PLA©EBO / General Idea’s ¥en Boutique

, Stampa Galerie, Basel



1990


AIDS

, Project for Amsterdam trams, Amsterdam


General Idea

, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan


Fin de siècle

, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York



1989


General Idea’s ¥en Boutique

, Dörrie-Priess Galerie, Hamburg


AIDS

, Project for the New York Subway System, New York


AIDS

, Project for Spectacolor Board, Times Square, New York


Nightschool: The Academy of the Miss General Idea Pavillion

, Mai 36 Galerie, Luzern


AIDS

(project for Stampa Galerie), Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt


General Idea 1968-1988

, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne


General Idea’s ¥en Boutique

, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne


General Idea

, Hillman Holland Fine Arts, Atlanta


Test Pattern: TV Dinner Plates from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York



1988


Test Pattern: TV Dinner Plates from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

, SPIRAL, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo


AIDS

(window project), New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York


AIDS

(poster project), Berlin


Mondo Cane (Distressed)

, Galerie Meyer-Hohmeister, Karlsruhe


AIDS Paintings

, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York


AIDS

, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto


AIDS

(poster project), Toronto


General Idea

, Stampa Galerie, Basel


AIDS

(billboard project), Billboard Café, San Francisco


The Public and Private Domains of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

, Artspace, San Francisco


AIDS

(poster project), San Francisco



1987


AIDS

, Koury Wingate Gallery


AIDS

(poster project), New York



1986-87


The Armoury of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

(touring exhibition):


Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo 49th Parallel, New York University Art Gallery, California State University, Long Beach Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo


1986


P is for Poodle

, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


Cornucopia

, Forest City Gallery, London


Ziggurat Paintings

, Galerie Montenay-Delsol, Paris



1985


The Ruins of the Kroma Key Klub

, de Vleeshal, Middleburg


Miss General Idea’s Achievement

, International With Monument, New York



1984-85


The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

(touring exhibition):


Kunsthalle Basel, Basel Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal


1984


General Idea's 1984

, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


Mondo Cane Kama Sutra

, Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva


Baby Makes 3

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Caniche à la Mode

, Language Plus, Alma, Quebec


General Idea

, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent


General Idea Media Works 1968-1984

, Stampa Galerie, Basel, SWITZERLAND



1983


P is for Poodle: The Milky Way from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

:

Music Gallery, Toronto Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto

General Idea's Jorge Zontal (curated by AA Bronson and Felix Partz)

, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna


Mondo Cane

, Stampa, Basel


General Idea's Mondo Cane Kama Sutra

, Baronian Gallery, Brussels


Canile

, Galerie Françoise Lambert, Milan



1982


Ziggurat Paintings (1968-69)

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


General Idea's Jorge Zontal (curated by AA Bronson and Felix Partz)

, A Space, Toronto


Colour Bar Lounge

, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax



1981


The Honeymoon is Over

, Stampa Galerie, Basel


Représentation Confusés

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


General Idea

, 49th Parallel, New York



1980-81


The Miss General Idea Boutique

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto



1979


Consenting Adults

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Playing the Triangle

, Samangallery, Genoa


Colour Bar Lounge

, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


General Idea

, Krinzinger Gallery, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA; Modern Art Gallery, Vienna


Test Tube

, de Appel, Amsterdam


Ménage à Trois

, Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva



1978


Reconstructing Futures

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Canada House, London Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris

Ménage à Trois

, Galerie Lucio Amelio, Naples


Three Men

, Zona Galerie, Florence, ITALY; Galerie Laboratorio, Milan



1977


Artists and Models

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Going Thru the Motions

, Galerie Optica, Montreal


The 1971 Miss General Idea Pageant Entries

, Parachute Centre for Cultural Affairs, Calgary


The Frame of Reference

, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver


S/HE

, St. Lawrence College Gallery, Kingston


Sex and Responsibility

, Nova Gallery, Vancouver



1976


Search for the Spirit

, Galerie Gaetan, Geneva



1975


Going Thru the Notions

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto



1974


G.I. at the Western Front,

Western Front Gallery, Vancouver



1973


Luxon V.B.

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Manipulating the Self

, Galerie B, Montreal



1972


Light On

, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


Evidence of Body Binding

, Galerie B, Montreal



1971


The 1971 Miss General Idea Pageant Entries

, Art Gallery of Ontario and A Space, Toronto



1970


Betty's

(collaboration with Ken Coupland and Ron Terrill), 78 Gerrard Street West, Toronto


Off Hand

(Felix Partz), 567 Gallery, Toronto


Good Enough to Eat

(Jorge Zontal), Rochdale College Art Gallery, Toronto



1969


The Belly Store

(collaboration with John Neon), 78 Gerrard Street West, Toronto


Waste Age

, 78 Gerrard Street West, Toronto


Inside Today's Home

, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto