John Giorno

Biography


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Born in 1936 in New York, NY, U.S.A.
Lives and works in New York, NY, U.S.A.

Solo Exhibitions

2017
'John Giorno', Elizabeth Dee, New York, USA
‘UGO RONDINONE: I LOVE JOHN GIORNO’, a cross-institutional exhibition (Artists space, High Line, Howl, The Kitchen, Red Bull Studios, Sky Arts, Swiss Institute, White Columns, Hunter College), New York, NY, US
‘John Giorno’, Cahiers d’Art, Paris, France
‘SPACE FORGETS YOU’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2016
Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy

2015
‘GOD IS MAN MADE’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
'I love John Giorno - an exhibition by Ugo Rondinone’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
‘Un mois autour de la poésie - John Giorno’, Flux Laboratory, Carouge, Switzerland
‘Space forgets you’, Elizabeth Dee, NY, U.S.A. 

2014
John Giorno, Max Wigram at Independent Projects, New York, US

2013
‘Le cri du mur’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012
‘Interventions sur le bâtiment’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
‘John Giorno Paintings’, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
‘Thanx 4 Nothing’, Faux Mouvement Centre d’Art contemporain, Metz, France

2011
‘Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics’, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, Italy

2010
‘Eating the sky’, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
‘Diagonales’, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Puteaux, France
‘Sonopoetics (de la parole à l’image, de la poésie au son)’, Institut Supérieur pour l’Étude du Langage Plastique, Brussels, Belgium

2009
‘Thanx 4 Nothing: Drawings and Print Poems’, Galerie du Jour Agnès b, Paris, France
‘LIFE IS A KILLER’, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2007
LA SAGEZZA DELLE STREGHE / WISDOM OF THE WITCHES / LA SAGESSE DES SORCIERES, Kaplan’s Project n°3, Napoli, Italia

2005
‘Millions of Stars Come into my Heart, Welcome home’, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Paris, France


Group Exhibitions

2017
‘Voyage d’hiver’, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

2016
'The Seeable and the Sayable', Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
'III Seen III Said', White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, USA
'The Power and The Glory', Charles Riva Collection, Brussels
'Beat Generation’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
'Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual' - Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, USA

2015
'Greater New York', MoMA PS1, New York
'Ugo Rondione: I <3 John Giorno', Palais de Tokyo, Paris
'The exhibition of a Film', by Matthew Copeland, Centre Pompidou, FR
'Maurizio Nannuci - Top Hundrer’, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
'Artists and Poets', Secession, Wien, AT

2014
‘Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word)’, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany

2013
'Ceremonie', Melinda Gloss Gallery, Paris, France
‘Futur simple: saison I’, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France
'Kilomètres / heure', Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France
'Futur simple: saison I', Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France
'39 Great Jones', Eva Presenhuber Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2012
‘Le paysage, l’art et le fleuve’, Estuaire 2007.2009.2012 Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, France
‘Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language’, MoMA, NY, U.S.A.
‘Les Maîtres du désordre’, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France

2011
‘15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol’, Pollock Krasner House & Study Center, East Hampton, NY, U.S.A.
‘It’s For You: Conceptual Art and the Telephone’, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, U.S.A.
‘Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics’, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, Italy
WE GAVE A PARTY FOR THE GODS AND THE GODS ALL CAME, last party, Kaplan’s Project, Napoli, Italy

2010
‘It’s All American, Inaugural exhibition’, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, NJ, U.S.A.
‘Rip It Up and Start Again’, Artists Space, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2009
‘Modern modern’, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A. 

2008
‘Traces du Sacré’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
‘Printed in France’, Jordan Seydoux Gallery, Berlin, Germany
‘Martian Museum of Terrestial Art’, Barbican Centre, London, U.K.
LA CHUTE OU LA LUTTE / LA CADUTTA O LA LOTTA / FALL OR FIGHT, Kaplan’s Project N°3, Napoli, Italy
KAPLAN’S PROJECTION dans un monde de plus en plus sombre / in a darker and darker mood / in contesto sempre piu buio, Kaplan’s Project N°3, Napoli, Italy

2007
Galerie d’art Contemporain, Hôtel de Ville de Besançon, Besançon, France
‘WELCOMING THE FLOWERS’, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
‘Words and Music’, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

2006
‘Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art’, Exit Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2005
‘Multiplo – 3’, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milan, Italy
‘Multiplo – 1’, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milan, Italy

2004
‘Multiple Strategies’, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
‘c neal ephemeras’, Centre National de l’Estampe de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, France

2003
‘Zona People 1974-1985 Non profit art space – Firenze’, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2002
‘Lowland Lullaby’, SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY, U.S.A.

1997
Städtische Galerie, Rosenheim, Germany

1993
Galerie Donguy, Paris, France
Artist’s Space, New York, NY, U.S.A.

1992
Kunstwerke Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.


Performances 

2012
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2011
‘Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics’, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, Italy

2010
Garca Lorca Centre, Granada, Spain
Woodlan Pattern 30th Anniversary, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A
‘Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Chelsea’, Dia Chelsea, New York, NY, U.S.A
‘This Is Not A Reading Series’, Tornoto, Canada
‘Oil Kills Poets Spill’, Marble Cemetery, New York, NY, U.S.A
‘Gysin’s Ghost: Poetry Marathon’, New Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A
HOWL! Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY, U.S.A

2009
‘Festival d’Automne’, 104, Paris, France
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2008
‘Manifesto Marathon’, Serpentine Gallery, London, U.K. 

2007
‘The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2002
‘Lowland Lullaby, Ugo Rondinone’, Swiss Institute, New York, NY, U.S.A 

1999
Central Park SummerStage, New York, NY, U.S.A
  
1997
‘Raspberry & Pornographic Poem’, Loeb Student Center and University, New York, NY, U.S.A

1994
 ‘Fabulous Sex/Compassion’, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, U.S.A

1987
‘Where the Road Meets the Rubber’, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, U.S.A 

1978
‘The Nova Convention’, New York, NY, U.S.A

1970
‘The First Annual New Year’s Eve Benefit’, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, U.S.A

1969-70
The Release Benefits, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, U.S.A
Between 1984-1988, The John Giorno Band performed in New York City, NY at the Beacon Theater, the Bottom Line, CBGB’s, and toured extensively in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including Boston,
Detroit, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Houston, Miami, Tallahassee, Atlanta, and Montreal, USA


Giorno Poetry Systems Performances

2008
Kosmopolis Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Nagano Festival, Neon Hall, Nagano, Japan
Yokohama Festival, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
ENSA, Limoges, France
Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
‘Mind Opener’, Dijon, France

2007
‘Mind Opener’, Besançon, France

2006
Festival Living Voice, Marseille, France

2005
‘Mind Opener’, Dijon, France, Besançon, France

1994
Fabulous Sex/Compassion, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon
Theater, New York, NY, U.S.A. 1987

1989
Where the Road Meets the Rubber, AIDS Treatment Project
Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, U.S.A

1981
The Red Night Tour

1971-80
The Nyingmapa Buddhist Benefits

1978
The Nova Convention

1970
The First Annual New Year’s Eve Benefit, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, U.S.A

1969-70
The Release Benefits, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, U.S.A

1968
Central Park Poetry Events, New York, NY, U.S.A

Public collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Artworks, The progressive collection, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York city, NY
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL