John Giorno  (American, 1936) 


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John Giorno Biography
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
Selected 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
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