Timeline

1946
Born Micheal Tims, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1969
1969-1994: Worked and lived with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal under the name of General Idea
1993
The Banff Centre for the Arts National Award, Banff, Canada
1993
Lifetime Achievement Award, City of Toronto, Canada
1994
Jean A. Chalmers Award for Visual Arts, Toronto, Canada
1995
Ovation! Namesake Awards, the General Idea Award , PWA Foundation, Toronto, Canada
2001
Bell Canada Award in Video Art
2002
The Governor General's Visual Art and Media Award
2002
The Toronto Friends of the Arts Award

Exhibitions

2002
Mirror Mirror, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (solo)
2002
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
2002
Mirror Image, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (group)
2002
Art & Economy, Deichterhallen, Hamburg (group)
2002
Thinking in Painting, Stampa Galerie, Basel (group)
2001
Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (group)
2001
Tele(visions), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA (group)
2001
Extra Art, Logan Galleries, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, USA (group)
2001
Shopping, Generali Foundation, Vienna, AUSTRIA (group)
2001
Blondies + Brownies, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, GERMANY (group)
2001
Angst: Fear of Loss, (touring exhibition) Ursula Blickle Foundation, Karlsruhe, GERMANY, Kunsthalle Graz, Graz, AUSTRIA (group)
2001
Video Time, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (group)
2001
Negative Thoughts , Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
2001
General Idea, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2001
AA Bronson: The Copyright marks the border between public and private domains, The Balcony, Toronto (solo)
2001
Boutique Coeurs Volants, Florence Loewy, Paris (solo)
2000
AA Bronson, Vienna Secession, Vienna (solo)
2000
Fin de Siecle, Plug In, Winnipeg, CANADA (solo)
2000
Versiones del Sur: cinco propuestas en torno al arte en América, el Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, SPAIN (group)
2000
Loose Ends, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (group)
2000
From the Collection: Personalities, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, CANADA (group)
2000
Re-Play, Generali Foundation, Vienna, AUSTRIA (group)
2000
La Biennale de Montréal, Montreal, CANADA (group)
1999
Museum as Muse, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (group)
1999
Word, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (group)
1999
Dream City, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, GERMANY (group)
1999
Persuasion: Tales of Commerce and the Avant-Garde, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (group)
1999
Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA (group)
1999
Internal Logic, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, CANADA (group)
1999
AA Bronson, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
1998
General Idea, Camden Arts Centre, London, UNITED KINGDOM (solo)
1998
General Idea, Robert Prime, London, UNITED KINGDOM (solo)
1997
Search for the Spirit: General Idea 1968-1975, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CANADA (solo)
1997
General Idea, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA (solo)
1997
Documenta 10, Kassel, GERMANY (group)
1997
Video Plaza, Monte Video, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (group)
1996
One Day of AZT / One Year of AZT, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
1996
Infe©tions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA (solo)
1995
General Idea, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, CANADA (solo)
1995
General Idea, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, CANADA (solo)
1995
General Idea: Showcards, Presentation House, Vancouver, CANADA (solo)
1994
General Idea, World Wide Video Center, Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS (solo)
1993
The Sequel: Shut the Fuck Up, 5e Semaine Internationale de Video, Geneva, SUISSE (group)
1993
Videotapes by General Idea, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CANADA (solo)
1992
General Idea, Taormina Arte Video, Taormina, ITALY (solo)
1991
General Idea, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, GERMANY (solo)
1990
Shut the Fuck Up (Spanish Television broadcast), SPAIN (solo)