John Giorno

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

Education

1958
Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Solo Exhibitions

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

2012
'John Giorno - Paintings', Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
'Thanx 4 Nothing',Faux Mouvement Centre d'Art contemporain, Metz,     France
'Interventions sur le bâtiment', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 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
‘LIFE IS A KILLER’, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
Thanx 4 Nothing: Drawings and Print Poems’, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Paris, France

2007
'LA SAGEZZA DELLE STREGHE/ WISDOM OT THE WITCHES / LA SAGESSE DES SORCIÈRES', Kaplan Project n°3, Napoli, Italia

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

Group Exhibitions

2013
'Ceremonie', Melina Gloss Gallery, Paris, France
'Futur simple: saison 1', FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
'Kilomètres / heure', Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, 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
'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 n°3, Napoli, Italia

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, Italia
'KAPLAN'S PROJECTIONS: dans un monde de plus en plus sombre / in a darkest and darkest mood/ in un contesto sempre più buio, Kaplan's Project n°3, Napoli, Italia

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

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
‘Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Chelsea’, Dia Chelsea, New York, NY
‘This Is Not A Reading Series’, Tornoto, Canada
‘Oil Kills Poets Spill’, Marble Cemetery, New York, NY
‘Gysin's Ghost: Poetry Marathon’, New Museum, New York, NY
HOWL! Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY

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, New York 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

Dial-a-Poem

1968
Giorno created DIAL-A-POEM using a telephone service to communicate poetry in a modern idiom. More than one million people used the service, which inspired a range of artistic and commercial applications such as Dial-A-Joke, Dial Sports and Dial-A-Horoscope.

1992
Poemfone, New York, U.S.A.

1985
Montreal, Canada

1983
Berlin and 12 Cities in West Germany, Germany

1980
Amberson, PA, U.S.A.

1976
TELEPOEM, Venice, CA, U.S.A.
DIAL-A-POEM, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Louisville, KY U.S.A.

1975
PHONE-A-POEM, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

1973
Albany, NY, U.S.A.

1972
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, U.S.A.

1970
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cardiff, Wales
London, U.K.

1969
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Operaseji Fers, (Frisian Language), Leeuwarden, Netherlands

1968
The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Electronic Sensory Poem Environments (ESPE)

1970
Cum

1969
Johnny Guitar

1968
Purple Heart

1967
Chromosome and Raspberry

1965
Subway Poem

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
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.

Compact Discs, LP’s & Cassettes

1998
‘The Best of William Burroughs’, 4 CD box set

1993
‘Cash Cow’, CD

1992
Paul Alberts, Shubert/Mozart CD

1989
‘Like a Girl, I Want You to Keep Coming’, CD, Cassette, GPS 040
‘I’m Rock Hard’, John Giorno Band LP, GPS 041

1987
‘Smack My Crack’, LP, CD, cassette, GPS 038

1986
‘A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse’, LP, CD, cassette GPS 035

1984
‘Better an Old Demon’, Than a New God, LP, GPS 033
‘Lenny Kay Connection’, I've Got A Right, LP, GPS 032

1983
‘You’re a Hook’, The 15th Year Anniversary of DIAL-A-POEM LP, GPS 030

1982
‘One Wold Poetry’, LP, GPS 028-29
‘Life is a Killer’, LP, GPS 027
‘Who You Staring At?’, Glenn Braca/John Giorno LP, GPS 025

1981
‘You’re the Guy I Want to Share My Money With’, Laurie Anderson
‘William S. Burroughs, John Giorno’, LP, GPS 020-021; cassettes, GPS 022 023

1980
‘Sugar, Alcohol, Meat’, LP, GPS 018-19

1979
‘The Nova Convention’, LP, GPS 014-015; cassettes, GPS 016-017.

1978
‘Big Ego’, LP, GPS 012-103

1977
'John Giorno & Ann Waldman’, LP, GPS 010-011

1976
‘Totally Corrupt’, LP, GPS 008-009
‘William S. Burroughs/ John Giorno’, LP, GPS 006-007

1975
Biting Off the Tongue of a Corpse’, LP, GPS 005

1974
‘Disconnected’, LP, GPS 003-004

1972
‘DIAL-A-POEM Poets’, LP, GPS 001-002

1967
‘Raspberry & Pornographic Poem’, LP

Radio

With the release of each LP, 400 albums are sent to FM and college radio stations across the country where they receive heavy air play.  Millions of people hear the records.

1981
‘Satellite Radio Poets’

1976-79
‘The Poetry Experiment’, WBAI-FM, a weekly series of programs

1971
WPAX, Radio programs recorded in New York with Abbie Hoffman, and broadcast on radio Hanoi to American soldiers in South Vietnam

1970
‘Radio Free Poetry’, The Software Show at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Home Video

1990
Giorno Video Pak 5, Old Habits Die Hard

1989
Giorno Video Pak 4, Gang of Souls

1987
Giorno Video Pak3, It’s clean, It Just Looks Dirty

1985
Giorno Video Pak 2, Burroughs, The Movie, Directed by Howard Brookner

1984
Giorno Video Pak 1

Films

2008
‘JG reads’ by Rirkrit Tiravanija

1995
‘No Accident’, by Michel Negroponte
‘Loving Kindness’, by Peter Ungerleider

1982
‘Poetry in Motion’, directed by Ron Mann

1971
‘September in Jessore Road’, Starring Allen Ginsberg

1963
Lead Role in ‘Sleep’, Andy Warhol's First Movie

Books

1994
‘You Got To Burn To Shine’, Serpent’s Tail Press

1985
‘Grasping at Emptiness’, Kulchur Foundation

1980
‘Suicide Sutra’, Christian Bourgeois Editeur, Paris, France

1977
‘Shit, Piss, Blood & Brains’, The Painted Bride Press, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

1973
‘Cancer in My Left Ball’, Something Else Press

1971
‘Cum’, Adventures in Poetry, New York, NY, U.S.A.

1970
‘Cunt’, Marz Verlag, Dharmstadt

1970
‘Balling Buddha’, Kulchur Press

1969
‘Johnny Guitar’, Angel Hair Books

1967
‘Poems by John Giorno’, Mother Press

1964
‘The American Book of the Dead’

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