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  • Upcoming Group
  • Selected Solo:
  • Selected Group:
  • Selected Theatre Projects
  • Selected Films:
  • Selected Publications by Artist:
  • Selected Bibliography:

Born 1964, Southampton, CA Lives and works in Toronto, CA

Upcoming Group Exhibitions

  • La Movida, HOME, Manchester, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016

  • Born to be Wilde, Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, FR
  • Born to be Wilde, Galerie Le Braque, Paris, FR

2015

  • Retrospective, MOMA, New York, US

2014

  • Skin Flicks: The Films of Bruce LaBruce, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, CA
  • Obscenity, The Hole, New York, US
  • Obscenity, Maguey Award International Film Festival, Guadalajara, ME
  • Obscenity, 14th International Film Festival (FICPV), Puerto Vallarta, ME

2012

  • Obscenity, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid, ES

2011

  • Ulrike's Brain, Die Toten: Life Sciences and Pulp Fiction, Kampnagel, Hamburg, DE
  • Bruce LaBruce’s Polaroid Rage: Survey 2000-2010, Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, PT

2010

  • LA Zombie: The Movie That Would Not Die, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2009

  • Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Blowback, Antigua Casa Haiku, Barcelona, ES

2008

  • Explicit Fantastic: Sex(y) in Contemporary Culture, Keep Six Contemporary, Toronto, CA
  • Otto, premiere at Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

2007

  • Bruceploitation, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2006

  • Survey of Polaroids, 2001-2006, 1313 Gallery, New York, US

2005

  • Heterosexuality is the opiate of the masses, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US

2003

  • Blame Canada, John Connelly Presents, New York, US

2002

  • Photographs, Peres Projects, San Francisco, US

2001

  • Photographs, Bailey Fine Arts, Toronto, CA

2000

  • Bruce LaBruce, MC MAGMA, Milan, IT
  • Power Race – Bruce LaBruce, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, CA

1999

  • Bruce LaBruce, Alleged Gallery, New York, US

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

  • Ulrike’s Brain, Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE

2016

  • Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA

2014

  • Queer Outlaw Cinema, Bell Lightbox, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, CA
  • QUEER BIENNIAL l: LA/NY and parts in between, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, LA

2013

  • Fuck Taboo, curated by Carlo Madesani, Camera 16 Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy

2011

  • Queering Sex, curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso, Human Resources, Los Angeles, US
  • Transgression, Beers Lambert Contemporary, London, UK
  • Every Line & Every Other Line, PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, CA

2010

  • Cinema X: I Like to Watch, MOCCA, Toronto, CA
  • Imperfect As They Are: Superheadz Digital Harinezumi Camera Show, The New Museum, New York, US
  • Auto-Kino, presented by Phil Collins, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE

2009

  • Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Bruce LaBruce: Blowback, Antigua Casa Haiku, Barcelona, ES (catalogue)
  • Straight to Hell presents: In cock we trust, Exile, Berlin, DE
  • Explicit Fantastic: Sex(y) in Contemporary Culture, Keep Six Contemporary, Toronto, CA

2008

  • Pretty Ugly, curated by Alison Gingeras, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, US
  • Expenditure, Busan Biennale 2008, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, KR
  • Summer Video Program, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Like watching a train wreck, Groeflin Maag Galarie, Zurich, CH

2007

  • Blame Canada, two persons show with Terence Koh, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, EL
  • BODYPOLITICX, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
  • The Male Gaze, The Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, US
  • Achtung FSK 18 – Vol 2, Galerie Tristesse in conjunction with the Porn Film Festival Berlin, DE

2006

  • The Brotherhood, Neon Parc in conjunction with They Shoot Homos Don’t They, Melbourne
  • Summer Festival, AU; Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, AU
  • Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O’Reilly, New York, US
  • Self-Absorption and Theatricality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, CA
  • Into Me / Out of Me, P.S. 1, New York, US; Kunst Werk Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (MAC), Rome, IT
  • Mega Zines, Visionaire Gallery, New York, US

2005

  • Regarding Terror: the RAF-Exhibition, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

2004

  • The Sound of the Crowd, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK
  • Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, curated by Matthew Higgs, traveling show, California College of Arts Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts San Francisco, CA; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, US; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, CA; University Art Museum, California State University at Long Beach, US; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, CA

2003

  • Attack – The Kult 48 Klubhouse, K48 & Deitch Projects, New York, US
  • HOVERING, Peres Projects, guest curated by Daniele Balice & Anne Du Boucheron, Berlin, DE
  • Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras, New York, US
  • my people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs, curated by Bob Nickas, TEAM Gallery, New York, US

Selected Theatre Projects

2011

  • LUNAIRE, Pierrot. Adapted by Bruce LaBruce. Hebbel Am Ufer (HAU 1). Berlin, 2011

2009

  • LABRUCE, Bruce. The Bad Breast or, The Strange Case of Theda Lange. Directed by Bruce
  • LaBruce. Hebbel Am Ufer (HAU 2), Berlin. Brut Theater. Vienna, 2009
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Macho Family Romance. Directed by Bruce LaBruce, Theater Neumarkt. Zurich, 2009

2008

  • LABRUCE, Bruce. CHEAP BLACKY or, The Nine Stages of Death and Dying of the
  • Bourgeois Family. Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Donau Festival. Krems, 2008

2007

  • LABRUCE, Bruce. CHEAP BLACKY or, The Nine Stages of Death and Dying of the
  • Bourgeois Family. Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Hebbel am Ufer (HAU 2). Berlin, 2007

Selected Films:

2017

  • The Misandrists, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA, official selection Berlin International Film Festival, DE
  • Ulrike’s Brain, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA, official selection Berlin International Film Festival, DE

2014

  • Pierrot Lunaire, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA
  • Défense de fumer, directed by Bruce LaBruce for the Festival du Nouvea Cinéma in Montréal, CA

2013

  • Gerontophilia, directed by Bruce LaBruce, produced by Telefilm Canada, CA, SODEC, CA

2010

  • LA Zombie, directed by Bruce LaBruce, produced by PPV Networks, Dark Alley Media, and Wurstfilm, DE; FR; US

2008

  • Otto; or, Up with Dead People, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, official selection Berlin International Film Festival, DE, official selection Sundance International Film Festival, CA

2007

  • Give Piece of Ass a Chance, directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA

2004

  • The Raspberry Reich, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, produced by Juergen Bruenning Filmproduktion, DE

1999

  • Skin Flick (also known as Skin Gang), written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, DE

1996

  • Hustler White, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro, UK

1994

  • Super 8 1/2, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, US

1993

  • No Skin Off My Ass, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA

1992

  • Slam!, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA

1987

  • I Know What It’s Like to be Dead, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA
  • Boy/Girl, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce, CA
  • Bruce and Pepper Wayne Gacy’s Home Movies, written and directed by Bruce LaBruce and Candy Parker, CA

Selected Publications by Artist:

  • LABRUCE, Bruce. The Reluctant Pornographer. Gutter Press. November, 1997
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Ride Queer Ride. Plug-In Gallery. Winnipeg, 1998

Selected Bibliography:

2017

  • STANLEY, Rod. “Trump is) obviously sexually frustrated’’ – hard at work on her new album, genderfuck icon No Bra talks Trump, tyranny and trans rights with film incendiary Bruce LaBruce, DAZED DIGITAL. March 2017
  • WISSOT, Lauren. Bruce LaBruce on his XConfessions short ‘Refugees Welcome’, Filmmaker. March 2017.
  • JEPPESEN, Travis. Substance and Style, Artforum. March 2017.
  • STONE, Russell Dean. On set with Bruce LaBruce as he makes a film about a radical lesbian terrorist cell. i-D Magazine. February 2017.
  • SANIN, Jennifer. The Misandrists. The Upcoming. February 2017.
  • MCMAKEN, Cory. Transgender actress in Berlin fro opening of first film at festival. The Journal Gazette. February 2017.
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Rapture. Talkhouse. February 2017.
  • DRY, Jude. The Misandrists Review - Berlinale 2017. Indiewire. February 2017

2015

  • SMITH, Russell. Bruce LaBruce and the power of the underground. The Globe and Mail. March 2015

2013

  • ALLEN, Mark. Bruce LaBruce’s New Take on Susan Sontag’s 1964 Essay, “Notes on ‘Camp.’” Huffington Post, May 2013.
  • BURNETT, Richard. Iconic indie filmmaker Bruce LaBruce returns to Montreal for special Q & A film tribute. Montreal Gazette, March 2013.
  • HOFFMANN, Tess. Bruce LaBruce Making ‘Gerontophilia,’ a Rom-Com About A Teenager Who Develops Feelings For an 80 Year-Old-Man. IndieWire, Jan 2013.

2012

  • ACCIDENTAL BEAR. Bruce LaBruce’s “Gerontophilia,” A Sexual Preference for the Elderly: Indiegogo Project. Accidental Bear, December 2012.
  • ENZINNA, Peter. Bruce LaBruce at the Hole: What it is ain’t exactly clear. NY Daily News, June 2012.
  • LINDS, Justin. Zealot Zombies vs. Apolitical Vampires: Bruce LaBruce’s Political Enlivenment of the Undead. Popmatters, March 2012.

2011

  • KRAUS, Chris. What Was Beauty? Art in America. October, 2011
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Karl Lagerfeld: Interviewed by Bruce LaBruce. Vice. June, 2011
  • KRAMER, Gary. Interview: Bruce LaBruce. Slant Magazine. September, 2011
  • MOORE, Sandee. Art Burn: Reading Between the Lines. Uptown Magazine. April, 2011

2010

  • LaBruce, Bruce. L.A. Zombie: Lobby Card Series. Seven prints in custom package. Edition of 200. Art Metropole, Toronto, CA. 2010
  • DEBATTY, Regine. LA Zombie: The Movie That Would Not Die. We Make Money Not Art. February, 2010
  • MÜLLER, Dominikus. Drängendes, Gärendes Fleisch. Artnet. February, 2010

2009

  • FURIO COLOMBO, Fausto. Un Pornografo Riluttante: Bruce LaBruce. KULT. December, 2009
  • HARDY, Ernest. Love Will Tear Us Apart: The Avante-Garde Faggotry of Bruce LaBruce. Flaunt Magazine, 2009. Issue 103
  • BOOT, Chris. Gay Men Play. Aperture. Summer, 2009
  • BAHTSETZIS, Sotirios. Gender Abuse - Or, what it is to be queer. Boot Print, 2009. Volume 2, Issue 2, p. 23-25

2008

  • VELASCO, David. Dead Poets Society. ArtForum. November 28, 2008
  • KEDVES, Jan. Im Darm ist die Hoelle los. Taz. September 18, 2008
  • BORS, Chris. Chris Leibowtiz in New York. Artinfo. August, 2008
  • LACK, Hannah. Zombie Lust. Dazed & Confused. May, 2008
  • COTTER, Holland. Pretty Ugly: Art Makes Such Weird Bedfellows. New York Times. July, 2008
  • MÜLLER, Dominikus. Der Friseur, der Skinhead und andere Helden. Berliner Zeitung. July, 2008
  • VANCE, Kelly. What’s New, Pusinky? East Bay Express. June 18, 2008

2007

  • MANIA, Astrid. Terence Koh and Bruce LaBruce: Blame Canada. Art Review. December, 2007
  • JEPPESEN, Travis. The Reluctant Pornographer, On the set of Bruce LaBruce’s Otto. Zoo Magazine, 2007. No. 16

2006

  • COTTER, Holland. Art in Review; Midlife Crisis. New York Times. June 23, 2006

2005

  • KNIGHT, Christopher. A new opiate for the masses. LA Times. Calendar section. August 5, 2005. p. 22
  • SORBELLO, Marina. Reviews, The RAF Exhibition. Kunst Werke. Tema Celeste. May/June 2005. Issue 109, p. 81 - 82
  • ATHEY, Ron. Go, Bruce LaBruce: Hetersexuality is The Opiate of The Masses. LA Weekly. July 15 – 21, 2005
  • PFAHLER, Kembra. Bruce La Bruce talks to Kembra Pfahler. C Magazine (International Contemporary Art). Summer, 2005. Issue #86, p. 26-29
  • UYLENBROEK, Willem. Neuk of Ik Schiet! Blend Magazine. March, 2005. Issue 1 p.106-107
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Not Only, Butt Also. Tank Magazine, 2005. Volume 4, Issue 1, p.154-59
  • Regarding Terror: the RAF-Exhibition. KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Exhibition Catalogue. Berlin, 2005

2004

  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Xmas with my Muslim Gay Lover. BlackBook. December-January, 2004-5
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. Boiler, 2004. Issue #04
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. I hate Straights. Vice, 2004. Vol. 11, No. 10
  • DALE, Alan. Bruce LaBruce's The Raspberry Reich: Revolutionary Corn, Revolutionary Flakes. Blogcritics.org. Oct 13, 2004
  • GOLDSWORTHY, Rupert. Artworker of the week #33. Kulturflash, 2004

2002

  • HELFLAND, Glen. Randy iconoclast. Salon.com, 2002
  • LABRUCE, Bruce. In Bed. Butt. Spring, 2002. Number Three, p. 37-44

1996

  • HOLDEN, Stephen. Stalking the Urban Wildlife In Night’s Darkest Corners. New York Times. September 20, 1996

1995

  • HOLDEN, Stephen. Film Review; Art Imitating Andy Warhol. March 3, 1995

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Bruce LaBruceBruce LaBruce LA Zombie: The Movie That Would Not Die 2010-01-3030/01/2010–
24/04/2010
Peres Projects, KreuzbergPeres Projects, Kreuzberg
Group ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark TitchnerGroup ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark Titchner Minneapolis 2009-07-0202/07/2009–
31/07/2009
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Bruce LaBruceBruce LaBruce Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project 2009-05-2323/05/2009–
27/06/2009
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks VioletteGroup ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks Violette SACK OF BONES (Los Angeles) 2008-11-2020/11/2008–
20/12/2008
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks VioletteGroup ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks Violette SACK OF BONES 2008-03-2424/03/2008–
02/05/2008
Asia Song Society, New York, USAsia Song Society, New York, US
Bruce LaBruce, Terence KohBruce LaBruce, Terence Koh BLAME CANADA 2007-09-3030/09/2007–
10/10/2007
Peres Projects, KreuzbergPeres Projects, Kreuzberg
Bruce LaBruceBruce LaBruce HETEROSEXUALITY IS THE OPIATE OF THE MASSES 2005-07-1616/07/2005–
13/08/2005
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Keith Boadwee, Amie Dicke, Matt Greene, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Anna Sew Hoy, Dean Sameshimaassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Keith Boadwee, Amie Dicke, Matt Greene, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Anna Sew Hoy, Dean Sameshima LISTE 2004 2004-06-1515/06/2004–
20/06/2004
Basel, CHBasel, CH