Giovanni Ozzola (b. 1982, Italy) is a multidisciplinary artist working predominantly in photography, as well as video and sculptural installation. After spending some years in London, Ozzola returned to Italy in 2001, where he participated in the exhibition ‘Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life,’ curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi, at Mori Art Museum of Tokyo. Ozzola currently lives and works in the Canary Islands.

Fog or sunlight streaming through colourful curtains is just one of the light effects at the core of Ozzola’s oeuvre. He produces picturesque images that oscillate between the immediacy of capturing the ephemeral and the carefully constructed artifice traditionally associated with painting. In his three-dimensional practice, Ozzola looks at some of these same properties by using a variety of materials: neon lights to illuminate found objects from within, marble installations as backdrops for video projects, or slate slabs as surfaces for etching.

Among Ozzola’s awards are the Premio Cairo, Milan (2011), Talent Prize, Rome (2010), the Premio Terna Gigawatt Category, Rome (2008), and Seat Pagine Gialle, Italy (2007). 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.

Selected Exhibitions

Galleria Continua Paris, Paris, France (2023); Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2023); Galleria Continua, Beijing, China (2022); 166 Art Space, Shanghai, China, (2022); Synagogue and Jewish Museum, Florence, Italy (2022); XVI Bienal Internacional de Fotografia, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain (2021); Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea (2021); Gazelli Art House, London (2021); Sky Arte Artissima Galleria Cracco, Milano, Italy (2020); Bruthaus Gallery, Waregem, Belgium (2019); National Museum, Rome, Italy (2018); Museo de Arte Sacro Basilica Menor y Conventos de S. Francisco de Asis, Cuba (2018);  Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (2017); Abu Dhabi Art 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2016);  313 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea (2015).

Selected Collections

AGI collection, Verona, Italy; Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, Bordeaux, France; Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; Centro per l’arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy; Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti, Camogli, Italy; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Italy; Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; Leon Bianco, Pisa, Italy; Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland; Nirox Foundation, Krugersdorp, South Africa; Omnia Munda; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Schunck-Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands; Sharjah Maraya Art Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Star Museum Collection, Shanghai, China


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