born: Vancouver, June
lives and works in Berlin
AA Bronson lived and worked as part of the artists' group General Idea from 1969 until the deaths of his two partners in 1994. The exhibitions and bibliography listed below concern exhibitions of AA Bronson's solo work since that time.
AA Bronson, Kunsthalle Wichita, Wichita Folly, Art Unlimited Basel, Basel, Switzerland PLAID (with Keith Boadwee), Deborah Schamoni Galerie, Munich, Germany
AA Bronson's Garden of Earthly Delights, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria AA Bronson's Sacre du Printemps, Graz Kunstverein, Graz, Austria Hexenmeister, Maureen Paley, London White Flag, Esther Schipper Galerie, Berlin, Germany
AA Bronson's HOUSE OF SHAME, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Tent of Healing, Donauer Festival, Krems, Austria Life and Works, University of Toronto Art Centre
Tent of Healing, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands The Botanica (with Michael Buhler-Rose), Nature Morte Berlin, Berlin, Germany Invocation of the Queer Spirits (Bolus Head) (with Oisin Byrne), Baillingskellig, Ireland
Who's Afraid of Red, White, and Black? (with Ryan Brewer and Elijah Burgher), 1:1, New York, USA
Queer Spirits and Other Invocations..., Esther Schipper Galerie, Berlin, Germany Black Ritual/Red Ritual/Gold Ritual, Fire Island Pines, USA Flesh of our Flesh (with Elijah Burgher), Fire Island Pines, USA
Invocation of the Queer Spirits (with Peter Hobbs), Creative Time, New York, USA Invocation of the Queer Spirits (with Peter Hobbs), Fire Island Pines, New York, USA
Invocation of the Queer Spirits (with Peter Hobbs), Plug In ICA, Banff, Canada Invocation of the Queer Spirits (with Peter Hobbs), Creative Time, New Orleans, USA Invocation of the Queer Spirits (with Peter Hobbs), Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada AA Bronson*School for Young Shamans, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Sex + Death, Galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France
AA Bronson*Healer, Vera List Center for Art & Politics, New School, New York, USA
AA Bronson: The Quick and the Dead, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver AA Bronson*Healer, John Connelly Presents, New York
AA Bronson, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK AA Bronson*Healer, Galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris AA Bronson: The Quick and the Dead, The Power Plant, Toronto
Mirror, Mirror, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge The Hanged Man, Solo Exhibition, Toronto TICK TOCK, Gallery M, Harlem, USA
Negative Thoughts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago The Copyright marks the border between public and private domains, The Balcony, Toronto
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa A Day without Art, The Jewish Museum, New York
AA Bronson 1969-2001, Vienna Secession, Vienna AA Bronson, Ecart, Basel
Die Sonne um Mitternacht schauen, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany It Never Ends - John M Armleder & Guests, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium STUDIO.BERLIN, Berghain, Berlin, Germany Sâr Dubnotal, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
Toronto Biennial of Art, Various locations, Toronto, Canada (curated by Candice Hopkins) A Machine of Instant Utility, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK Limp, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria (curated by Paul Clinton) United by AIDS, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland 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.
Ache, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK (curated by James Richards)
A Slight Ache, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK (curated by James Richards) Self Bites Self, Kunsteverein Göttingen, Germany.
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA I, too, am America, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA What Absence is Made of, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (curated by Gianni Jetzer) Over the Rainbow, PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, Los Angeles
"uncovering artists' books," (travelling exhibition)
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, CanadaSchool of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, WinnipegToronto: 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
FOLLY, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland The Rebel Zone. Art & Activism: Ignites a Culture-Transforms a City, YTB Gallery [Younger Than Beyoncé], Toronto, Canada With You And Others, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada Happy Ending, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Transmissions, École d'art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France Brain Multiples at 25, 1301PE, Los Angeles
Art AIDS America (touring exhibition)
Select preview exhibition, West Hollywood Library and ONE Archives Gallery and Museum, West Hollywood, USA (2015)Tacoma Museum of Art, Seattle, USA (2016)Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, USA (2016)The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, USA (2016)Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, USA (2016-17)Le Souffleur: Schürmann trifft Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für International Kunst,
Aachen, Germany Vanità/Vanitas, MEF/Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy. AIDS: Nach einer wahren Begebenheit. Bilder +++ Medien +++ Kunst /
AIDS: Based on a true story. Images +++ Media +++ Art, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany.
Homosexualität_en, travelling exhibition:
Schwules Museum and Deutches Historisches Museum, BerlinLWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
Self-Timer Stories, travelling exhibition:
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, SalzburgMuseo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon
Self-Timer Stories, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York Alms for the Birds, Cabinet, London Love AIDS Riot Sex 2: Art AIDS Activism 1995 until Today / Kunst AIDS Activismus 1995 bis heute, nGbK, Berlin Queer Zines (curated by Phil Aarons and AA Bronson), LA Art Book Fair, MOCA, Los Angeles
Love AIDS Riot Sex 1: Art AIDS Activism 1995 until Today / Kunst AIDS Activismus 1995 bis heute, nGbK, Berlin
Battleground States, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex, The Jewish Museum, New York Cosmic Laughter #1: timewave zero, then what?, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal Plus ou mois sorcières: Épreuves ritualizées, La Maison Populaire, Montreuil Prompts and Triggers, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam Shake 'n' Bake, Praz-Delavallade, Paris Surplus Authors, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Queer Portraits Now, Fred, London
Love's Body: Art in the Age of AIDS, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo Singular Visions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dark Side II, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur Mind the Step, 1301PE, Los Angeles
Every Picture Tells a Story or at least is a Picture, Small A Projects, Portland, USA Pleinairism, Galerie i8, Reykjavik, Iceland Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
Six Feet Under, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany 4 Editeurs / 4 Publishers, Le Musée Royal de Mariemont, Brussels, Belgium
Faking Death, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Sound and Vision, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Persona: From the Collection, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland We Can Do This Now, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
The Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York The Sixties: Photography in Question, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Trade, White Columns, New York Collective Creativity, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany Beyond Redemption: Gay Erotic Art, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, Canada
Performance et Photographie : POINT, Dazibao, Montreal Get Off!, Museum of Sex, New York Reality Check (touring exhibition), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists (travelling exhibition), CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco Freedom Salon, Deitch Project, New York Phiiliip: Divided by Lightning, Deitch Project, New York None of the Above, Swiss Institute, New York
Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA Contemporary Art/Recent Acquisitions, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Crack, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Canada
Angst: Fear of Loss (touring): Blickle Foundation, Karlsruhe; Kunsthalle Graz, Graz
Bronson, AA. "Pablum for the Pablum Eaters" in Watson, Scott. Image Bank. Vancouver and Berlin: Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Hatje Cantz, 2019.
Lüchinger, René. Ringen Um Ringier. Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2019.
Kawashima, Takuhito. “Little Table: AA Bronson & Mark Krayenhoff van de Leur,” Partners #2, Summer 2019. Pp. 20-28.
The Illusion of Light, Venice: Palazzo Grassi, 2014. 132-139.
"AA Bronson." Art in Culture, Seoul, October 2014. 82-83.
"Interview: AA." Art in Culture, Seoul, December 2014. 150-153. Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale 2014 Exhibition Guide. Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2014. Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2014.
Sam Ashby, "AA Bronson, Matthias Herrmann," Self-Timer Stories, Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 2014. 46-47.
Bronson, AA. "The Autobiography of Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur."Hyperallergic.com, New York, September 26, 2014.
Bronson, AA. "Documenta Sex," EXHIBITION: Documents of Contemporary Art, London: Whitechapel Gallery. 72.
Bronson, AA. "On Temptation," E.R.O.S. IV, London. 130-149.
Simon, Vincent. "Community of the Living and the Dead: AA Bronson in conversation with Vincent Simon." in Sorcières: Pourchassées, Assumées, Puissantes, Queer, ed. Anna Colin (Paris: Editions B42), pp. 149-159.
Comer, Stuart. "AA Bronson on Queer Collaborations, Shamanism, and Korean History."Hyperallergic.com, New York, October 9, 2014.
Hanson, Joey. "Radical gay rags: AA Bronson's Queer Zines." Sleek, Berlin, 18 July 2014.
Oikonomopoulos, Vassilis. "An Ecology of Affect and Desire: AA Bronson's House of 'Shame'."Hyperallergic.com, New York, November 7, 2014.
Van Bennekom, Jop. "AA Bronson Canadian Artist from New York gives great butt massage to Butt reporter." Forever Butt. Cologne: Taschen, 2014. 18-24.
“AA Bronson & Daniel Pinchbeck: Bringers of the Dawn.” Another Man, London, Issue 11, 2010, 144-149.
“AA Bronson: the underground nyc legend talks to re-bel.” Rebel, London, issue 2, 2010.
Bordowitz, Gregg. General Idea: Imagevirus, London: Afterall Books, 2010.
Detterer, Gabriele. “Multiperspektivische ‘Handlungsfelder’.” Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Zurich, June 12, 2010. Documentary Protocols (1967-1975). [exhibition catalog] Montreal: Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 2010. The Donovan Collection. Toronto: University of St. Michael’s College, 2010. 116, inside back cover.
Gopnik, Blake. “Artist asks to withdraw work from ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit to protest video removal.” The Washington Post, Washington, December 16, 2010.
Kennicott, Philip, “ Commentary: After removing video from ….” The Washington Post, December 23, 2010. Love’s Body: art in the age of AIDS, Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2010. Seconde Main. [exhibition catalogue] Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, 2010.
Sirin, Dincer. “The Saint of Contemporary Art.” XOXO The Mag, Istanbul, 2010, 44-55.
"AA Bronson & Nils Norman,"The Creative Time (2009).
Anaya, Suleman. "3 Wise Men. David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky, AA Bronson," ACNE Paper, Paris, 9, (Winter 2009/2010), LXVI-LXXIX.
"Invocation of the Queer Spritis (Governor's Island)," A Guide to This World Nearer Ours, exhibition catalogue, Creative Time Books, New York, 2009,
Holland Cotter, "AA Bronson's School for Young Shamans",The New York Times, New York, January 18, 2008, p. E27
Bronson, AA, "A Word of Caution", decentre, YYZ Books, Toronto, 2008, pp. 35-37.
Bronson, AA, "Artist's Favourites", Spike Art Quarterly, Vienna, Summer 2008, pp. 18-20
Bronson, AA, "Desiderata, New York City, 3.3.07", Formulas for Now, London, Thames and Hudson, 2008, pp. 32-33
Fitzpatrick, Andrea D., "The Life in Death of Photography: A Portrait by AA Bronson and Jorge Zontal", BlackFlash, Saskatoon, Vol. 26.1, 2008, pp. 7-16 They Shoot Homos Don't They?, Issue 005, August 2008, pp. 100-101
Bronson, AA, "Reading Gareth Long", Gareth Long Second Third Fourth, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, 2008, pp. 50-67
Bronson, AA, "Burning Down the House"/"Documenta Sex", Kinomusum: Towards an Artists' Cinema, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne, 2008, pp. 71-84
Richard Lidinsky, "AA Bronson: Poodles & Koh", Daddy Number 1, Los Angeles, pp. 58-61 & 88-91
Guy Trebay, "Gay Art: A Movement, Or at Least A Moment", The New York Times, New York, Sunday, May 6, 2007, Section 9, pp. 1-2
Eric Bryant, "Creates Well with others", ARTnews, New York, September 2007, pp. 126-127
AA Bronson, "Ceci n'est pas un livre d'artiste", 4Editeurs / 4 Publishers, Musée Royal de Mariemont, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 11-14
Bronson, AA, "Sex Work: The Museum as Brothel; Art House as Porn House", 53. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 3.-8. Mai 2007, Oberhausen, 2007, pp. 103-107
Lestor Strong, "Then and Now", a&u, New York, Issue 135, January 2006, pp.25-26
Adriano Sack, "A Long and Winding Road: AA Bronson", Sleek, Berlin, Issue 11, 2006, pp. 54-65 Sound and Vision, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 2006 Lovely Daze Issue 3: When I am alone, everything is so surreal, New York, 2006, pp. 4-9
AA Bronson and Don't Rhine, "Is This Where We Should Begin?", Make Everything New: A Project on Communicsm, Book Works, London, 2006, pp. 38-53 Six feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Holland Cotter, "Trade",The New York Times, New York, February 23, 2005
AA Bronson, "Trade with Erik Hanson" and "Trade with Arne Svenson", WC #1, White Columns, New York
Andrew Robinson, "The Way Art Should Work", Gay City, New York, 10-16 Mar, 2005
Laura Auricchio, "New York", Art Papers, New York, May/June 2005, pp. 48-49 Collective Creativity/Kollective Kreativitat (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
AA Bronson, "Publications: Manifestos of the Artist-run Centres", Tiré a Part \ Off Printing, RCAAQ, Montreal, pp. 11-23
AA Bronson, "I have it bad", 5th Artistbook International, Paris
Jean-Francois Renaud, Beyond redemption: Gay Erotic Art, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
Gord McLaughlin, "From art to death to life", Eye Weekly, Toronto, February 5, 2004
Cris Rossel, "Arts Section, featuring A.A. Bronson", Gargoyle, Toronto, Vol. 48, Issue 8, 2004
Robert Enright, "Particularizing Some General Idea", BorderCrossings, Winnipeg, Issue No. 89, pp. 28-44
AA Bronson, "AA Bronson: Excerpts from NEST" (artist's project), BorderCrossings, Winnipeg, Issue No. 89, pp. 63-65
AA Bronson, "War is Over" (artist's project), This is the Salivation Army, Toronto, Issue X
Praxis, "Conversation avec AA Bronson", Esse, Montreal, No. 51, 2004
Sarah Milroy, "Taking the Road less Travelled", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, May 1, 2004
"Untitled (Self-portrait) by AA Bronson", The Village Voice, New York, April 28- May 4, 2004
Yam Lau, "AA Bronson: The Quick and the Dead", Parachute, Montreal, No.115, 2004
Robin Laurence, "Death and Rebirth Meet Disco Mirrors",The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, July 15, 2004
Michael Turner, "Solo show asks viewer to look for its artist", The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, July 24, 2004
Andrew Harwood, Transcendental Kiss, Xtra West, Vancouver, July 22, 2004, p. 54
"What the World Needs Now", frieze, London, Issue 87, November-December 2004, pp. 76-89 les 20 ans du CIAC : 1984 - 2004, CIAC, Montreal, 2004, p. 30
"AA Bronson", Self Service, Paris, Fall & Winter 2004, p. 331-332
Domenick Ammirati, "AA Bronson", Artforum, New York, September 2004, p. 271
AA Bronson (exhibition catalogue), IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Tony Phillips, "Tick Tick Boom", Gay City News, New York, January 3-9, 2003
Eleanor Heartney, "Is the Body More Beautiful When Its Dead?", New York Times, June 1, 2003
Jop van Bennekom, "AA Bronson Canadian Artist from New York gives Great Butt Massage to Butt Reporter", Butt, Amsterdam, Summer, 2003
Holland Cotter, "By and About Men, and They're Running With It", New York Times, New York, August 8, 2003
Lester Strong, "Hanging in There", a&u, Issue 106, August 2003
Penny Cousineau-Levine, Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal AA Bronson: The Quick and the Dead (exhibition catalogue), The Power Plant, Toronto
Peter Goddard, "at the Power Plant", The Toronto Star, December 20, 2003
"Bursting Life", Xtra!, December 11, 2003
Catherine Osborne, "Method in his Madness", National Post, December 20, 2003
Robert Collison, "Art's healing Power", National Post, December 20, 2003
Sarah Milroy, "Reflections of a survivor", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, December 29, 2003
Judy Stoffman, "Canadian Artist Honoured", The Toronto Star, Toronto, January 3, 2002
Cate McQuaid, "A brazen 'Mirror' reflects our mortality", The Boston Globe, Boston, 2/22/2002
Andrea E. Flores, "Holding a Mirror to Human Tragedy", The Harvard Crimson, Cambridge, February 15, 2002
Randi Hopkins, "Moving Pictures: AA Bronson's body and soul", The Boston Phoenix.com, Boston, 2/28/2002 Whitney Biennial 2002 (exhibition catalogue), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2002 Mirror Mirror (exhibition catalogue), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2002
Ulrich Tragatschnig, "Angst", Camera Austria, 77, 2002
Shawn Hill, "The look of AIDS", Bay Windows, Boston, March 14, 2002
Mary Sherman, "MIT show 'Mirrors' artist's meditative journey", Boston Sunday Herald, February 17, 2002
Dan Elias, "Rediscovering the Value of Art", artsMedia, Boston, March 15-April 15, 2002
Lawrence Ferber, "Ultimate aesthete", New York Blade, New York, April 5, 2002
Ray Conlogue, "Bronson, Gagnon among G-G winners", The Globe and Mail, March 13, 2002
Holland Cotter, "Depicting Spiritual America, From Ecstatic to Transcendent", The New York Times, New York, Friday, March 8, 2002 10 Jahre, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, 2002
Matthias Herrmann, "AA Bronson", Camera Austria, #80, 2002
AA Bronson, Tick-Tock, self-published, New York
Holland Cotter, "AA Bronson: Tick-Tock", The New York Times, New York, December 13, 2002
AA Bronson, Negative Thoughts (artist book), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Anne Glusker, "Collective Memory", Elle, New York, January 2001
Dieter Buchhart, "AA Bronson", Kunstforum, Bd. 153, Januar-Marz 2001
Don Shewey, "Good Grief", The Advocate, Los Angeles, February 13, 2001
Michael Rooks, "Letting Go of General Idea", Dialogue, Chicago, January/February 2001
Daphne Gordon, "The Copyright Marks The Border Between The Public And Private Domains, corrugated plastic, 2000", The Toronto Star, Toronto, February 10, 2001
John Mays, "A Tale of Two Friends", National Post, Toronto, April 4, 2001
Achy Obejas, "Piercing Negative Thoughts forces a rethinking of AIDS crisis", The Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2001
Kathryn Rosenfeld, "Triple Self-Potrait Minus Two", New Art Examiner, Chicago, July-August, 2001 (cover story)
Nancy Princenthal, "Artist's Book Beat", Art on Paper, July-August 2001
Gerald Hannon, "Negative Thoughts", Canadian Art, Toronto, Fall 2001
Kate Taylor, "Why Gallery-going is an art form", Globe & Mail, Toronto, July 26, 2001
"Out 100", Out, New York, December 2001
AA Bronson 1969-2000 (solo exhibition catalogue), Vienna Secession, Vienna
Henriette Horny, "Bilder über Lieber", Kurier, Vienna, October 5, 2000
"Bronson seeks life after death", Wiener Zeitung, Vienna, 17-23 October, 2000
Doris Krumpl, "Der Abschied als Neubeginn", Der Standard, Vienna, October 21, 2000
Gabriele Schor, "Dort, wo das Leben endet", Neue Züricher Zeitung, Zurich, October 30, 2000
"Augen der Seele", Neue Wochenschau, Vienna, November 1, 2000
Antje Mayer "Alptraum: AA Bronson erinnert an Jorge und Felix", Kunstzeitung, November 2000.
Molly Amoli K. Shinhat, "Past, Present & Future", Ottawa Xpress, Ottawa, November 30, 2000. Tout le Temps/Every Time (exhibition catalogue), La Biennale de Montreal, CIAC, Montreal
Astrid Wege, "In der Glaskugel", Texte zur Kunst, Heft 34, June 1999, pp. 157-162
AA Bronson, "Afterthought", Canadian Art, Toronto, Summer, 1999
Matthias Schübler, "Dream City", Das Münchner Kunstjournal, Heft 8/1999
Heinz Schütz, "Dream City", Kunstforum International, Band 145, May/June 1999