Giorgio Griffa was born in Turin in 1936 where he still lives and works. He is an Italian painter, from the 60s-70s one of the main international exponents of contemporary pictorial research. Although his work has been associated with Arte Povera, Pittura Analitica and Minimalism, Griffa's path, while rich in exchanges and friendships, remains mostly solitary and unclassifiable in a specific current.
He starts the exhibition activity in 1968. He collaborates with Gian Enzo Sperone until he moves his gallery to Rome. Later he collaborated with other galleries including Sonnabend in New York and Paris, Martano, Salzano, Biasutti in Turin, Toselli, Ariete, Templon, Lorenzelli, Milione, Guastalla in Milan, Samangallery in Genoa, Godel, Primo Piano, Malborough, E.Tre , Mara Coccia, Oddi Baglioni, Lorcan O'Neill in Rome, Casey Kaplan in New York, Xavier Hufkens in Bruxelles and Massimo De Carlo in Milan.
He exhibits in many events and group exhibitions, such as Prospect 69 and 73 in Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum in Lucerne 1970, São Paolo Bienal 1977 and 2021, Venice Biennale 1978, 1980 and 2017, The informal in Italy at GAM Bologna 1983, An international adventure at Castello di Rivoli 1993, Italian Art Last forty years at GAM Bologna 1998, The Thresholds of Painting at Rocca Paolina Perugia 1999, Time & Place at Moderna Museet Stockholm 2008, Colors at Castello di Rivoli 2017, Writing while drawing at CAC Geneva 2020, The Botanical Mind at Camden Arts Center London 2020.
Among the most recent solo shows: MACRO, Rome 2011, Trinity College Dublin 2014, Center d'Art Contemporain Geneva 2015, Bergen Kunsthall Bergen 2015, Giuliani Foundation Rome 2016, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles 2016, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves Porto 2016, Camden Arts Center London 2018, Palazzo Collicola Spoleto 2020, LAM Lille 2021, Centre Pompidou Paris 2022.