Giorgio Griffa

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 MASSIMODECARLO in Milan

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Biography

Solo exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2023
UK, Tre Linee con Arabesco, MASSIMODECARLO
2022
I, Giorgio Griffa, Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Roma
B, Luce buio, Xavier Hufkens, Xavier Hufkens
USA, Giorgio Griffa: The 2000s, Casey Kaplan, New York
D, Tempo infinito e nontempo, Kewenig, Berlin
I, Unitiseparati, Villa Romana, Firenze
F, Giorgio Griffa, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2021
F, Giorgio Griffa, Il tempo è memoria, Musée des Beaux-arts de Chambéry, Chambéry
F, Marvels of the Unknown, Lille Métropole Musée d’art Moderne, Villeneuve-d’Ascq
2020
USA, Giorgio Griffa: The 1990s, Casey Kaplan, New York
UK, Giorgio Griffa - Paintings from 1968, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Temporary, London
I, Tutti i pensieri di tutti, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
2018
UK, A Continuous Becoming, Camden Arts Centre, London
USA, Giorgio Griffa: The 1980s, Casey Kaplan, New York
2017
CH, Giorgio Griffa - Works 1972-1983, Annemarie Verna Gallery, Zürich
I, Giorgio Griffa - Paintings 1970-2017, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma
2016
USA, Giorgio Griffa: The 1970s, Casey Kaplan, New York
F, Giorgio Griffa, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, Arles
P, Quasi Tutto, Serralves Museum, Porto
I, Works on Paper, Fondazione Giuliani, Roma
2015
CH, A Retrospective 1968 - 2014, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Genève
N, Painting into the Fold, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2014
I, La danza dei neuroni, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma
IRL, Giorgio Griffa, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2012
USA, Fragments 1968 - 2012, Casey Kaplan, New York
D, Giorgio Griffa, Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin
2011
I, Giorgio Griffa, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Roma
I, Giorgio Griffa, Galleria TAC Arte Contemporanea, Perugia
2010
I, Giorgio Griffa, Studio Guastalla, Milano
PRC, Giorgio Griffa, Gehua Art Gallery, Beijing
I, Giorgio Griffa, Galleria Sante Moretto, Monticello di Vicenza
TW, Giorgio Griffa, Baguashan Gallery, Taiwan
Group exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2022
I, What You See Is What You Get, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano
E, Un acto de ver que se despliega. Colección Susana y Ricardo Steinbruch, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
F, What You See Is What You Get, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris
2021
BR, São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo
2020
UK, The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree, Camden Arts Centre, London
CH, Scrivere Disegnando - When Language Seeks Its Other, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Genève
2019
UK, Materials and Objects, Tate Modern, London
F, Consonances, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy
I, Passione - 12 progetti per l'arte italiana, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
I, Change, Connect, Continue, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
2017
I, Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition, Arsenale, Venice
I, Colori, Castello di Rivoli/GAM, Torino
2016
CH, Giorgio Griffa, Annemarie Gallery, Zurich
DE, Alicja Kwade, Tatiana Trouvé, Giorgio Griffa, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin
PRC, All Means Are Sacred, M WOODS, Beijing
2015
A, Artists and Poets, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Secession, Vienna
I, Au Rendez-Vous Des Amis, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Perugia
I, Imaginarii, with Gianni Colombo and Davide Balula, Fondazione Carriero, Milan
2014
USA, Never Look Back When Leaving, Never Look Back When Leaving, New York
PT, Histories II: Works from the Serralves Collection, Serralves Museum, Porto
2013
USA, Don’t blame anyone, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
CH, 39greatjones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2012
USA, No17, Casey Kaplan, New York
2010
I, Il museo privato. La passione per l’arte contemporanea nelle collezioni bergamasche, GAMeC, Bergamo
I, L'arabesco, Galleria Santo Ficara, Firenze
I, Pensando Pittura, Galleria Anfiteatro Ane, Padova
I, Turin sperimentale 1959-1969, Sala Bolaffi, Torino
I, Il Grande Gioco - Forme d’arte in Italia 1947-1989,, Museo di Lissone, Lissone; Rotonda di via Besana Milan; GAMeC Bergamo
I, Collezione del contemporaneo, Accademia San Luca, Rome
2009
I, Giorgio Griffa, Bocconi Art Gallery, Milan
I, Pensare Pittura. Una linea internazionali negli anni ‘70, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova
CR, Segni italiani del ‘900, istituto italiano di cultura, prague

Public collections

Country
Location
France
Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
LAM, Lille
Germany
VAF-Stiftung, Frankfurt
Italy
Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Torino
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Roma
Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala, Milano
GAM, Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino
MACRO, Roma
Museo Arte Gallarate, Gallarate
Museo del Novecento, Milano
Japan
Obayashi Foundation, Tokyo
Luxembourg
Mudam, Luxembourg
Portugal
Fundação de Serralves, Porto
Switzerland
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano
United Kingdom
Tate Modern, London
United States of America
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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