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Life of a Craphead Bank (2046 - ongoing), 2013 Life of a Craphead © Life of a Craphead

Photo credit - Sean Weaver.

Life of a Craphead: Fifty Year Retrospective

March 27 – mid-May 2013


The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective is the first comprehensive exhibition of the entire career of Life of a Craphead. Featuring photo-documentation of previously unseen performance works, the show charts half a century of artistic output from the renegade performance art duo. On view in the Weston Family Community Gallery are Amy Lam and Jon McCurley’s early works like “Musical Road” (2007), as well as ongoing projects like “Drugs in Our Stuff” (initiated 2032) and “Life of a Craphead Bank” (initiated 2046).

The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective also features work by Toronto-based artists Swintak & Don Miller and CN Tower Liquidation. The exhibition will conclude with a closing performance by Life of a Craphead on Thursday May 2, 2013, at the 1st Thursday event.


Amy Lam and Jon McCurley began working together in 2006 as a sketch comedy troupe after meeting at a zine fair. They continue to live and work in Toronto and can be seen hosting their monthly performance show Doored. The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective was produced during their residency at the AGO in Winter 2013.

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The Life of a Craphead Retrospective was produced with the assistance of Bridget Moser, Matt Smith, Nikki Woolsey, Jonny Petersen, Sean Weaver, and the AGO Youth Council.

The Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the J. P. Bickell Foundation.

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