Giovanni Ozzola (b. 1982, Italy) is a multidisciplinary artist working predominantly in photography, video and sculptural installation. Ozzola’s practice demonstrates a deep sensitivity towards the phenomenon of light and its various physical characteristics. His main thematic interests lie in conceptualizing and representing infinitude and exploration, both geographical and introspective.

After spending some years in London, Ozzola returned to Italy in 2001. In 2003, just 21 years old, he exhibited in the inaugural exhibition of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, ‘Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life,’ curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi.

He participated in multiple residencies, such as Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France; Institute Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France; and Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2015. He currently lives and works in the Canary Islands.

Selected Exhibitions

Venice Biennale, Italy; Documenta, Germany; Center for Italian Modern Art, USA; Whitechapel Gallery, UK; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy; MACRO, Italy; Museo Novecento, Italy; Massimo De Carlo, Italy; Alfonso Artiaco, Italy; Fondazione Carriero, Italy; Repetto Gallery, UK; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; MAMCO, Switzerland; Fundação C. Gulbenkian, Portugal; Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands; Castello di Rivoli, Italy.

Selected Collections

Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Fondation Louis Vuitton, France; M Woods Museum, China; Collezione Gori, Italy; Waseda University, Japan; Centre d’Art Bastille, France; Star Museum, China; Centro per l’arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy; Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, France; Museum Franz Gertsch, Switzerland; Nirox Foundation, South Africa; Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, UAE; Sharjah Maraya Art Center, UAE; Fosun Foundation, China; MGM, Macau; Schunck-Glaspaleis, Netherlands.

Selected Awards

Premio Cairo, Italy; Talent Prize, Italy; Premio Terna Gigawatt Category, Italy; Seat Pagine Gialle, Italy.


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