The Bruce High Quality Foundation


Sept. 11, 2001. Though much of his oeuvre was destroyed, according to the artist’s wishes, upon his demise, the legacy of Bruce High Quality lives on, according to the artist’s wishes, via the efforts of the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Bruce High Quality’s short life was a testament to the contemporary possibilities of social sculpture. Only Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol compared in their conflation of art with the systems of modern media. It is through the tireless efforts of the foundation that the artist’s wishes continue to be wished.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011   The Princess and the Monolith, UKS, Oslo
  • Argumenta, Venice, Italy
  • 2010   The Retrospective, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
  • Beyond Pastoral, 20 Hoxton Square Projects at The Tramshed, London
  • 2009   BHQFU, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • Happy Endings, W Hotel, Miami Beach
  • Empire, Cueto Project, NYC
  • Cats on Bowery, La MaMa La Galeria, NYC
  • 2008    The Great Wall, DUVE Berlin, Berlin
  • The Retrospective, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011   These Days, Sotheby's, NYC.
  • Dublin Contemporary 2011, curated by Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Faune, Dublin, Ireland
  • Bold Tendencies, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London
  • Commercial Break, Venice, Italy
  • Lectures / PerformancesArtist talk and screening, UKS, Oslo, Norway
  • Teach 4 Amerika: A Cross-Country Rally For Anarchy In Arts Education, presented by CREATIVE TIME, NYC
  • 2010   Brucennial 2010, NYC
  • Greater New York, P.S. 1 MoMA, NYC
  • Dreamlands, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Cannibal Dominoes, Murcia, Spain
  • 2010 Whitney Biennial, NYC
  • Spasticus Artisticus, Liverpool, England
  • 2009  1969, P.S.1 MoMA, curated by Neville Wakefield, Eva Respini, Michelle Elligot, NYC
  • Free as Air and Water, Cooper Union, curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, NYC
  • No Bees, No Blueberries. Harris Lieberman Gallery, curated by Sarina Basta and Tyler Coburn, NYC
  • Plot 09: This World & Nearer Ones. Creativetime, curated by Mark Beasley. Governors Island, NYC
  • Smithumenta, Ray Smith studio, BK
  • State of the Art: New York, Urbis Center, Manchester UK
  • 2008   Jack*%ss, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • Brucennial, BHQF, BKLYN
  • Eb Beiti Aana Geezi (In My House, Im a Cruiser), Sultan Gallery. Curated by Khalid Al Gharaballi and Fatima Al Qadiri, Kuwait
  • Greenwashing. Ambiente: pericoli, promesse e perplessita. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Lattitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Canepa Luna), Torino, Italia
  • Schweiz Uber Alles, Fundacion Jumex, curated by Michel Blancsube, Mexico City


  • 2009   Art History with Benefits: CUNY Graduate Center (Prelude 09), X Initiative, NYC (Performa 09)
  • Explaining Pictures to a Dead Bull: Harris Lieberman, New York Art Book Fair at PS1, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University
  • Symposium on Public Art, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Austria
  • BHQFU National Portfolio Day: LA, Miami, Chicago, NYC
  • 2008  Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
  • ArCO School of Art, Lisbon
  • Parson's School of Art & Design, NYC
  • Cooper Union, NYC


  • 2009   Isle of the Dead

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