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Jorge (George Saia) Zontal

 (1944 - 1994)
Jorge (George Saia) Zontal was active/lived in Ontario / Canada, Italy.  Jorge Zontal is known for painting, graphic art, prints, sculpture, installation, performance.

Jorge (George Saia) Zontal

"There is a General Idea text from the mid-seventies that refers to the gallery's relationship to art being very much like the garage's relationship to the car: we use the gallery to tinker with and repair the work, but the function of our art is out on the road, in a way-it's within the current of the culture."
AA Bronson, 1991

In 1968, AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal founded the Toronto based artists' group General Idea. They took on new names-Bronson, for example, was born Michael Tims-and worked together, each bringing experience and talent in various media. They produced art in many media that would infiltrate and be inspired by popular culture over 26 years. They exhibited internationally, were foun  ...  Displaying 750 of 5654 characters.

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Biography photo for Jorge (George Saia) Zontal
Courtesy of the Collection of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (no. EX-93-36)


About  Jorge (George Saia) Zontal

Born:  1944 - Parma, Italy
Died:   1994 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Known for:  painting, graphic art, prints, sculpture, installation, performance