AA Bronson

2019 Exhibition Artist

AA Bronson (born in 1946, Vancouver, Canada; lives in Berlin, Germany) is the great-grandson of Archdeacon John William Tims, the founder of Old Sun Industrial School on Siksika Nation, Alberta, and the grandson of the principal of St. George’s Residential School in Lytton, British Columbia (both schools were brutal in their treatment of Indigenous peoples). AA is a founding member of the artists’ group General Idea (1969–1994). His most recent publication is AA Bronson’s House of Shame (Edition Patrick Frey, 2021).


AA Bronson at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Bronson’s multi-year project, A Public Apology to Siksika Nation, responds to European genocide, including his great-grandfather’s role as the first missionary at Siksika Nation and founder of the Old Sun residential school. (Old Sun, an influential Siksika leader, is an ancestor of Bronson’s collaborator, Adrian Stimson.) Generated from ongoing dialogue with Stimson and extensive research […]

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September 21 – December 1, 2019

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A Public Apology to Siksika Nation

How does history become personally accountable in a post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission era? AA Bronson delivers his Apology to Siksika Nation, an atonement for his ancestors’ role in cultural genocide, while Adrian Stimson responds. Food will be shared following the performance. Image Credit: AA Bronson, A Public Apology to Siksika Nation, performance at the 2019 […]