born: Vancouver, June 16, 1946
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.

Solo Exhibitions and Projects:


AA Bronson's Garten der Lüste

, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.

Catch Me If You Can

, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany.


Spirit Flesh

(with Reima Hirvonen), Myymälä Galleria, Helsinki, Finland (curated by Riika Kiljunen

AA Bronson's School for Young Shamans

, commissioned by the Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts


General Idea: Tiempo Partido/Broken Time

, travelling exhibition: Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (2016-17) Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017)


Untitled [General Idea Room]

, Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.

AA Bronson

, Kunsthalle Wichita, Wichita


, Art Unlimited Basel, Basel, Switzerland


(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


, Maureen Paley, London

White Flag

, Esther Schipper Galerie, Berlin, Germany



, 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


, 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


AA Bronson

, 1301PE, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions:


A Machine of Instant Utility

, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK.



, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK (curated by James Richards)


A Slight Ache

, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK (curated by James Richards)

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Self Bites Self

, Kunsteverein Göttingen, Germany.


Histórias da Sexualidade

, Museo de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (curated be Pablo Leon de la Barra)


What Absence is Made of

, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (curated by Gianni Jetzer)

Over the Rainbow


An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017

, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Gutes Sterben – Falscher Tod, Museum für Neue Kunst

, Freiburg, Germany.

We Need to Talk

, Petzel Gallery, New York City, USA


“uncovering artists’ books,”

(travelling exhibition) Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, 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



, 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

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture (section “Late 20th Century: Splicing, Sampling and the Street in the Age of Appropriation”)

,Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

The 1980s. Today's Beginnings? (section Talking Back. Counter Culture in the Netherlands)

, 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.


, École d’art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France

'Artists Talking Back to the Media': a geneology of artistic use of mass media 1985-2016

, Museo La Tertulia, Cali, Columbia, KB | Espacio Para la Cultura, Bogotá, Colombia

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


, 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.



, travelling exhibition: Schwules Museum and Deutches Historisches Museum, Berlin LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster


Self-Timer Stories

, travelling exhibition: Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg Museo 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


, 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


, 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


, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Canada


Angst: Fear of Loss

(touring): Blickle Foundation, Karlsruhe; Kunsthalle Graz, Graz


La Biennale de Montreal 2000

, CIAC, Montreal


Dream City

, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich


Brain Multiples

, Art Metropole, Toronto



Bovier, Lionel. “General Idea: Conversation Entre Lionel Bovier et AA Bronson,”

MAMCO Journal

3, 2019. Pp. 48-57.
Flanagan, Rosie. “At Home With AA Bronson: A Pioneer of Conceptual and Queer Art,”


, January 16, 2019.
Batycka, Dorian. “AA Bronson Reflects on Rochdale College, his Family’s Colonial History, and General Idea,”


, November 28, 2018.
Mara de Wachter, Ellen. “AA Bronson + General Idea: Creativity as Viral Transmission,”

Frieze Magazine

, October 30, 2018.
Danbee, Bae. “AA Bronson: Life of Art.”

Nau Magazine 3

Ruthe, Ingeborg and Irmgard Bermer. “Berlin Gallery Weekend—Die Haupstadt wird zum Kunst-Parcour.”

Berliner Zeitung

, April 27, 2018.
Benson, Louise. “Zine Dreams and Sticky Sculptures: Shows to See at Gallery Weekend.”


, April 26, 2018.
Czöppan, Gabi. “Die Kunst des Feierns.”

Focus Magazin

17, 2018.
Muñoz, Maria. “Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018—What You Can’t Miss,”

Metal Magazine

, n.d..
Herriman, Kat. “Four Artists to Know From Gallery Weekend.”


, n.d..
Gropp, Rose-Maria. “Hinein in die Lücken des Imaginären.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

, April 28, 2018.
Crippa, Karim. “Fabulous women, neolithic children and queer dudes: Say Hi to Gallery Weekend Berlin!


, April 25, 2018.
Perlson, Hili. “There’s Something About Berlin Gallery Weekend—Even If Some Dealers Feel Left Out in the Cold.”


, April 26, 2018.
-----. “10 Highlights des Gallery Weekend.”


, April 27, 2018.
-----. “AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal at Esther Schipper, Berlin.”

Blouin Artinfo

, April 27, 2018.
Hansom, Joey. “AA Bronson: Not Your Garden Variety Artist.”


, April 24, 2018.
Kherbek, William. “General Idea and AA Bronson’s Art Creates Community.”

Berlin Art Link

, May 18, 2018.
Michalska, Julia. “Artist A.A. Bronson selects his favourite works at Art Basel.”

The Art Newspaper Art Basel Fair Edition

, June 15-17, 2018.
Casadio, Mariuccia. “Per Multipli Di Uno.”

Vogue Italia

814 (June 2018). Pp. 52-53.
Morley, Madeleine. “Print Matters: AA Bronson.”


35 (Summer 2018). Pp. 156-167.
Elderton, Louisa. “Chasing the Best of Gallery Weekend Berlin,”

Blouin ArtInfo

. April 25, 2018.
Rojas, Laurie. “Four Must-See Shows at Berlin’s Gallery Weekend,”

The Art Newspaper

. April 26, 2018.
-----. “Ausstellungen. AA Bronson Über Sein Berlin,”


. April 26, 2018.
Berner, Irmgard. “Umkämpftes Terrain.”

Zitty Magazine

17 (April 26, 2018).
Terrien, David. “Pick of the Week: AA Bronson and General Idea at Esther Schipper,”


. April 27, 2018.
Beck, Eva. “Berliner Kunstgriff: Gallery Weekend Special,”


. April 24, 2018.
Pofalla, Boris. “Paradiesvogelbeine auf Berliner Blau.”

Die Welt am Sonntag

. April 29, 2018.
Reichert, Kolja. “Im Garten der Lüste.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

17. April 29, 2018.
Weiß, Katharina. “Berlin Springt von Kunstwerk zu Kunstwerk,”

Berliner Morgenpost

. April 29, 2018.
Michalska, Julia and Laurie Rojas. “Art Fest: Gallery Weekend Berlin Takes Over the City,”

The Art Newspaper

. April 29, 2018.
Pofalla, Boris. “Berlin Liegt an der Côte d’Azur,”

Die Welt

. April 29, 2018.
Carrigan, Margaret, Juliet Helmke and Guelda Voien. “The 51 Artists, Curators, Directors and Dealers Changing the Art World in 2018,”

The Observer

. May 9, 2018. Accessed June 19, 2018.
Gien, Anna. “AA Bronson + General Idea – Catch Me If You Can!: Defektive Reflektionen,”

Art Magazine

. May 21, 2018.
Luquet-Gad, Ingrid. “Les Forces de L’Esprit.”

Les Inrockuptibles

(May 30, 2018) pp. 50-51.
Nedo, Kito. “Der Punk Schamane,”

Art: Das Kunstmagazine

(April, 2018) pp. 76-81.
Coffin, Peter, ed.

Imaginary Concerts: Volume 2

. Brooklyn, NY.: Anthology Editions, 2018.
Dodwell, Richard, ed.

Over There: A Queer Anthology of Joy

. London, UK: Pilot Press, 2018.
Simon, Vincent. “AA Bronson in conversation with Vincent Simon” in

Practice: Documents of Contemporary Art

, edited by Marcus Boon and Gabriel Levine, pp. 218-220. London and Cambridge, Mass.: Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2018


Chatruc, Celina. “General Idea: el arte que funciona como virus para provocar el cambio social,”

La Nación (Buenos Aires)

, 23 March 2017
De Wachter, Ellen Mara.

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

(London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2017).
Droitcour, Brian. “General Idea. Mexico City – Museo Jumex,”

Art in America

, New York, Vol. 105 No. 4 (April 2017), 120-121.
En la trastienda,”

La Nación

, 26 March 2017.
Ezquiaga, Mercedes. “La mirada grandilocuente y poética de General Idea,”


, Argentina, 23 March 2017.
Fabaro, Jessica. “General Idea, el grupo que hizo arte con aquello de lo que nadie se animaba a hablar,”


, 25 March 2017.
Felton-Dansky, Miriam. “Going Thru the Motions: General Idea’s Serial Dramaturgy,”


[student journal of Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College], Annandale-on-Hudson, 3 (March 2017).
García, Fernando. “Recuerdos del futuro. Claves para entender la obra de General Idea. El desaparecido colectivo canadiense sorprenderá desde el 24 de este en el Malba con su espíritu transwarholliano,”

La Nación

, 5 March 2017.
Gigena, Daniel. “Glamour Manifesto,”

Página 12

, 24 March 2017.
Kitnick, Alex. “The Conformists: The Art of General Idea,”


, New York, 5:7 (March 2017), 222-229 (ills.), 292.
Leguillon, Pierre and Barbara Fedier, eds.

Oracles. Artists’ Calling Cards

(Brussels, Geneva, Zurich: Museum of Mistakes, HEAD – Genève, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017), 219-222
Pérez Bergliaffa, Mercedes. “Retrospectiva del grupo ‘General Idea.’ Con el arte en la llaga,”


, 22 March 2017.
Pérez Rubio, Agustín, ed.

General Idea: Tiempo partido

, exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires/MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2017.

Photography in Canada 1960-2000

, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2017.
Schwendener, Martha. “General Idea. From media satire to AIDS activism: a retrospective revisits the noted Canadian art collective,”


, New York, 10 February 2017.
Spampinato, Francesco, Julius Wiedemann, ed.

Art Record Covers

(Cologne: Taschen, 2017), 185.
Tatasciore, Nicolás. “El Tiempo Partido de General Idea llega al Malba,”


, Argentina, 25 March 2017. Viveros-Fauné, Christian. “Museo Jumex Surveys ‘Fake News’ Pioneers General Idea. Their genius was to pinpoint culture’s endless feedback loop,”

Artnet News

, New York, 3 February 2017.
Whyte, Murray. “The National Gallery’s moment of truth,”

Toronto Star

, 3 June 2017, E1-E2.
Fialho, Alex. “Scene & Herd: Resistance is Fertile,”

Artforum Online

, March 1 2017.

Freeze for Frieze

. Blanks, Tim, introduction. London: Moncler and the Royal College of Art, 2017.
Kerr, Ted. “Connecting the Polka Dots: AIDS in Plain Sight,”

BOMB-Artists in Conversation

, February 7 2017.


Interview with AA Bronson” [video], Museo Jumex, Mexico City, December 2016.
Wielinga, Gerrit Jan. “De Legende AA Bronson,”

Hello Gorgeous

no. 17 (Winter 2016) pp. 17-20.
Bradley, Kimberly. “Community Garden,”


no. 21 (Fall Winter 2016/17) p. 79.
Miss General Idea dons her glad rags again,”

The Art Newspaper

, October 13 2016. Phong, Bui. "AA Bronson in Conversation with Bui Phong,"

King Kong

2 (Autumn/Winter 2016) pp. 143-152.
Solomon, Virginia. "Art Against Identity,"


86 (Spring 2016) pp. 12-13. [PDF]
d'Arenberg, Diana. "Artful Manifestations,"


, June 24, 2016.
Akkermans, Ari. "Hints of the Real World in Art Basel's Elitist Bubble,"


, June 22, 2016.
Agostini, Sarah Dolfi. "Ad Art Unlimited diverse realtà si sono finalmente connesse. Parola del curatore Gianni Jetzer,"


, June 21, 2016.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Scene and Herd,"

Artforum Online

, June 20 2016.
Meier, Phillip. "Hier machst du grosse Augen,"

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

, June 15, 2016.
Perlson, Hili. "10 Unmissable Works at Art Basel,"


, June 14, 2016.
Didier, Michèle and Vincent Romagny, eds.

Psychologie bibliologique

. Paris: mfc-michèle didier, 2016.
AA Bronson and Keith Boadwee at Deborah Schamoni,”

Contemporary Art Daily

, April 6, 2016.
Bronson, AA. “Documenta Sex.”


. Ed. David J. Getsy. London: Whitechapel Gallery; Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2016. Pp 155-157. Originally published in e-flux.com projects, 2003.
Gallagher, James ed.

Secret Behaviour

Issue 03: Exhibitionism (2016) pp 1, 20.
“Do You Wanna Smell My Zine?,”

Elephant: The Art Culture Magazine

, Issue 25 (Winter 2015-16) p. 189.
Cajkovac, Vladimir and Susanne Roeßinger, pref. Klaus Vogel.

AIDS: Nach einer wahren Begebenheit/Based on a True Story

. Dresden: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, 2016. p. 56.


Herrmann, Matthias. "Rose Petal Mandalas, Queer Trauma, and Spiritually Intense Blowjobs,"


, November 26, 2015.
AA Bronson at Grazer Kunstverein,"

Contemporary Art Daily


November 24, 2015.
"2015 Fall Art Preview: The 25 Shows Around Europe That Everyone Should See,"



September 11, 2015.
Bier, Arielle. “A Confessional with AA Bronson: Finding Release in White Witches and Tartan Paintings,”

Zoo Magazine

no. 48 (Fall 2015), pp 212-221.
Bullock, Michael. "AA Bronson in Berlin,"


16, Autumn-Winter 2015-16, pp. 250-263.
Trojanksa, Weronika. “AA Bronson: Sacre du Printemps and Garden of Earthly Delights,”

Metropolis M

, November 10, 2015.
Gerold, Roman. “AA Bronson: Wo Hammer und Vase friedlich koexistieren,”

Der Standard

, November 10, 2015 p. 25.
“AA Bronson: AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights” Exhibition at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg,”


, October 27, 2015.
““AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps” at Grazer Kunstverein and “AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights” at Salzburger Kunstverein,”

Mousse Magazine

, October 31, 2015.
Long, Declan. “Poscard from Graz: Steirischer Herbst Festival,”

Frieze Blog

, October 29, 2015. “Das Vogue Gespräch LEIBHAFTIG Die Performance Künstler AA BRONSON and BOYCHILD im Bodytalk”,

Deutsch VOGUE

, Munich, Juli 2015. 164-189.
Verwoert, Jan. “Spell bound: on mimesis, art and alchemy.”


. London, No. 173, September 2015. 124-129.
Ashby, Sam. “AA Bronson, Matthias Herrmann.”

Self-timer Stories

. Vienna: Schlebrügge Editor, 2015. 136-137.
Bronson, AA. “Mehr Berlin.”


, 31 January 2015.
Coomer, Martin. “Seeing Red”,

Time Out

, London, 5-11 May 2015. 74-75.
Dama, Francesco. “The Hex.”


, 22 April 2015.
Dama, Francesco. “US History, Queer Life, and Witchcraft: How AA Bronson, Somehow, Comes Together.”


, New York, May 4, 2015. Goldberg, Keren. “London Round-up: Maureen Paley”,

Art Monthly

, London, June 2015. 387.
Hay, Sarah. “step into the world of cosmic queer artist AA Bronson.”


, London, 2 February 2015.
Ignatius, Linus. “Berlin ArtLink Studio Visit, AA Bronson.”


, Berlin, 21 January 2015.
Krishtalka, Sholem. “AA Bronson,”


126, Toronto, Summer 2015. 38-39.
Kuhn, Thomas. “AA Bronson, Queerness & Spiritualität—Beschwörungsrituale.”,


, March 2015.
Kunak, Göksu.

74 Gazette

, 6 March, 2015.
Nakiska, Tempe. “AA Bronson’s mega magic.”


, London, 29 April 2015.
Oliver, William, “AA Bronson on the Importance of Storytelling”,


, London, 20 April 2015.
Vaughan, RM. “AA Bronson breathes new life as he raises the White Flag.”


, Toronto, 19 February 2015.


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.”


, New York, September 26, 2014.
Bronson, AA. “Documenta Sex,”

EXHIBITION: Documents of Contemporary Art

, London: Whitechapel Gallery. 72.
Bronson, AA. “On Temptation,”


, London. 130-149.
Comer, Stuart. “AA Bronson on Queer Collaborations, Shamanism, and Korean History.”


, New York, October 9, 2014.
Hanson, Joey. “Radical gay rags: AA Bronson’s Queer Zines.”


, Berlin, 18 July 2014.
Oikonomopoulos, Vassilis. “An Ecology of Affect and Desire: AA Bronson’s House of ‘Shame’.”


, 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.


“In Conversation: AA Bronson”,


, Berlin, Summer 2013
“The Temptation of AA Bronson.”

Dapper Dan

, Athens, Issue 08 2013. 54-59.
“The Temptation of AA Bronson at Witte de With.”

Mousse Magazine

, 2013.
Ayas, Defne . “AA Bronson”,

Modern Weekly

, China, 2013 Fall Winter Men’s Issue.
Fitzgerald, Alex Philip. “The Temptation of AA Bronson; General Idea: P is for Poodle.”


, October-November 2014. 158-159.
Glader, Verina and John Reardon, eds.


, London: ARTSCHOOL/UK, 2013. 124-139.
Goodden, Sky. “20 Questions with the Resistant AA Bronson: “Canadian Culture Discourages Difference.”


, March 27, 2013.
Goodden, Sky. “Interview: AA Bronson Examines His Temptation at the Witte de With,”

Blouin artinfo

(28 August 2013)
Krishtalka, Sholem. “An Artist’s Reflection,”

The Globe and Mail

(Toronto), 9 October 2013, pp. L1, L4


Bronson, AA. “A Letter to Montreal: Making Love with Jesus,”

Journal of Canadian Art History

, XXXIII:2 (2012), pp. 198-212.
Davies, Jon. “The Masculine Mystique,”


, 16 (spring 2012).


Alexandre de Looz, Pierre. “Asked & Answered | AA Bronson of General Idea,”

The New York Times Style Magazine

, 14 October 2011.
Balzer, David. “Queer Cinema from the Collection: Bronson’s Best,”

Canadian Art online

, 10 March 2011.
Bronson, AA with Vincent Simon.

The Confessions of AA Bronson

(Paris: Septembre éditions, 2011).
“Entrevista AA Bronson.”


, Lisbon, 2011.
Snowden Snowden (interview with AA Bronson). “General Idea in Parijs. Interview met AA Bronson,”


, 1, (February/March 2011).
Tarka, Sissu. “Artist at Work: AA Bronson.”


, London, February 2011.
Fétis, Laurent. “AA Bronson – General Idea / Into You,”

Clark Magazine

(Paris), 46 (January-February 2011).


“AA Bronson & Nils Norman,”

The Creative Time

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, 44-45.


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",


, 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",


, 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",


, 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",



New York, Issue 135, January 2006, pp.25-26
Adriano Sack, "A Long and Winding Road: AA Bronson",


, 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",


, Toronto, Vol. 48, Issue 8, 2004
Robert Enright, "Particularizing Some General Idea",


, Winnipeg, Issue No. 89, pp. 28-44
AA Bronson, "AA Bronson: Excerpts from NEST" (artist's project),


, 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",


, 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",


, 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",


, 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",


, 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 It’s Dead?",

New York Times

, June 1, 2003
Jop van Bennekom, "AA Bronson Canadian Artist from New York gives Great Butt Massage to Butt Reporter",


, 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",


, 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",


, 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",


, 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,


, 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",


, New York, January 2001
Dieter Buchhart, "AA Bronson",


, Bd. 153, Januar-Marz 2001
Don Shewey, "Good Grief",

The Advocate

, Los Angeles, February 13, 2001
Michael Rooks, "Letting Go of General Idea",


, 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",


, New York, December 2001


AA Bronson 1969-2000

(solo exhibition catalogue), Vienna Secession, Vienna
Henriette Horny, "Bilder über Lieber",


, 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",


, 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

Selected Awards and Prizes:


AICA Award

, Associaton Internationale des Critiques d'Art, the Netherlands


Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres

, France


Officer of the Order of Canada


The Skowhegan Medal in Multi Media


2004 OAAG Awards

AA Bronson:The Quick and the Dead for best exhibition installation; AA Bronson: The Quick and the Dead (limited edition) for best artist's book.


2001-2003 Best Monographic Museum Show

(second place), AICA Awards, Boston Chapter, Boston
(for the exhibition Mirror Mirror at the MIT List Visual Arts Center)

The Chalmers Fellowship


The Governor General's Visual Art and Media Award
The Toronto Friends of the Arts Award


Bell Canada Award in Video Art