AA Bronson is an artist and healer based in New York City. From 1969 through 1994 AA Bronson lived and worked as one of three artists who together formed the group General Idea, dividing his time between Toronto and New York. For 25 years they published a continuous stream of more than 300 low-cost multiples and publications. From 1972 through 1989 they published the artists' magazine FILE, and in 1974 they founded Art Metropole, a distribution center and archive for artists' books. A retrospective of General Idea's work is on view at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris from February 11 to April 13, 2011.
His solo exhibitions have included the Vienna Secession, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Power Plant, Toronto.
As the director of Printed Matter from 2004 to 2010, AA Bronson greatly expanded the activities of this centre for artists' books in New York. He founded the NY Art Book Fair in 2006. He has curated many exhibitions, especially of artists' books and other democratic editions. His exhibition "Queer Zines" was presented at the 2008 NY Art Book Fair and traveled from there to OCA in Oslo.
AA Bronson was guesttutor at DAI in the context of the 2010-2011 Publishing Class. On the 14th of February 2011, he delivered the public lecture "My Life in Books" at the DAI's former auditorium in Arnhem.
Publishing Class at the New York Art Book Fair: AA BRONSON LIKES OUR MAKESHIFT MOBILE STAND