Timeline

1936
Born New York, NY
1958
BA, Columbia College, New York, NY
1968
Giorno created DIAL-A-POEM using a telephone service to communicate poetry in a modern idiom.
Lives and works in New York, NY

Exhibitions

2010
Rip It Up and Start Again, Artists Space, New York, NY
2010
Black Paintings and Drawings, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009
LIFE IS A KILLER, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Thanx 4 Nothing: Drawings and Print Poems, Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
modern modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2008
Printed in France, Jordan Seydoux Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008
Martian Museum of Terrestial Art, Barbican Centre, London, England
2008
Traces du Sacre, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
2007
Galerie d'art Contemporain, Hôtel de Ville de Besançon, France
2007
Welcoming the Flowers, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Words and Music, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2006
Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art, Exit Art. New York, NY
2005
Millions of Stars Come into my Heart, Welcome home, Galerie du jour Agnès b, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Multiplo - 3, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milano, Italy
2005
Multiplo - 1, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milano, Italy
2004
Multiple Strategies, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
2004
c neal ephemeras, Centre National de l’Estampe de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, France
2003
Zona People 1974-1985 Non profit art space, Firenze, Italy
2003
Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
2002
Lowland Lullaby, SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY
1997
Stadtische Galerie, Rosenheim, Germany
1993
Galerie Donguy, Paris, France
1993
Artist’s Space, New York, NY
1992
Kunstwerke Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1992
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, New York, NY

Literature

2007
Subduing Demons in Amercia, Soft Scull Press, New York, NY
2006
La Saggezza Delle Streghe, Stampa Alternativa, Milan, Italy
2006
Everyone Gets Lighter, National Library of Albania, Tirana, Albania
2005
La Sagesse Des Sorcieres, Al Dante, Paris, France
2005
Everyone Gets Lighter, Le Residencia des Estudiants, Madrid, Spain
1998
Per Risplendere Devi Bruciare, City Lights Italia, Florence, Italy
1994
You Got To Burn To Shine, Serpent's Tail Press, New York, NY / London, UK
1985
Grasping At Emptiness, Kulchur Foundation, New York, NY
1980
Suicide Sutra, Christian Bourgois Editions, Paris, France
1977
Shit, Piss, Blood, Pus, & Brains, The Painted Bride Press, Philadelphia, PA
1973
Cancer In My Left Ball, Something Else Press, New York, NY
1971
CUM, Adventures In Poetry, New York, NY
1970
Cunt, Marz Verlag, Darmstadt, Germany
1970
Balling Buddha, Kulchur Press, New York, NY
1969
Johnny Guitar, Angel Hair Books, New York, NY
1967
Poems By John Giorno, Mother Press, New York, NY

Performances

Central Park Poetry Events, New York, NY
The Release Benefits, St. Mark's Church, New York, NY
The First Annual New Year's Eve Benefit, St. Mark's Church, New York City, NY
The Nova Convention, New York City, NY
The Nyingmapa Buddhist Benefits
The Red Night Tour
Where the Road Meets the Rubber, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY
Fabulous Sex/Compassion, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY
Raspberry & Pornographic Poem, Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, NY
Central Park SummerStage, New York City, NY
Lowland Lullaby, Ugo Rondinone, Swiss Institute, New York City, NY
Festival Living Voice, Marseille, France
The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, England