b. 1982, Florence, Italy.
Lives and works in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Giovanni Ozzola was born in Florence, Italy in 1982. He currently lives and works in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Starting his career in 2001 as part of the group show; Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi, at the Mori Art Museum of Tokyo in Japan; Giovanni Ozzola has since exhibited world-wide.
A selection of his most recent solo shows includes If I Had to Explain, You Wouldn’t Understand at the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, China in 2019; Algo Tuyo y Mío at Centro Fundación UNICAJA in Malaga, Spain in 2018; Rutas de Sangre at Claustros del convento de San Francisco de Asis, Basilica Menor, in Havana, Cuba in 2018; Relitti e camere con stelle, curated by Davide Ferri at Untitled Association- Lynchen in Berlin, Germany in 2017; Adrift at the District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. Among the most recent group shows, Kronos e Kairos at Foro Romano e Palatino, Parco Archeologico del Colosseo in Rome, Italy in 2019; Recto Verso at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France in 2018; Insights at Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China; Sculpture Projects Pingyao at Pingyao Diesel Engine Site, in Shanghai, China in 2018; Mostra Premio Cairo at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, Italy in 2017; LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video Art, curated by Kim Machan, a tour exhibition: MAAP, Seoul, South Korea in 2014.
Ozzolo has given numerous talks and teachings including: The Perfume of Light at Syracuse University in Florence in 2011; Desire, i nostri desideri Officina Giovani, at Prato, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili del Comune di Prato in 2008; Experience-Observation-Imagination, incontri con gli studenti degli Istituti Superiori, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili, Pistoia in 2007.
Notable group exhibitions include; OPEN STUDIO at Estudio Carlos Garaicoa in Madrid, Spain in 2020; GRAND TOUR D’ITALIE at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna in Bologna, Italy; PERNO 2 at Castello di Perno Frazione Perno – Vicolo Roma 2 in Italy; A Collection at Palazzo Barolo, Fabbrica Lenta di Molvena in Torino, Italy; ‘Objectif Video Nice Festival’, curated by Christian Bernard and Odile Redolfi at Hotel Windsor in Nice, France; Camouflaged Pearls #2 at Bruthaus Gallery in Waregem, Belgium in 2019; Charity Auction Art and Solidarity, Art X Wine = Water at HOW Museum in Shanghai, China; Medio Acqua at Base Sous-Marine in Bordeaux, France ;Recto Verso at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France; WunderMORE at Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, Italy in 2018; On Another Scale, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy in 2014 and the international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video, curated by Kim Manchan and presented at Artsonje Center Seoul, South Korea; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai, China; Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China; Griffith University Art Gallery and MAAP SPACE in Brisbane, Australia during 2014 – 2015.
Collections include: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Italy; Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, USA; Sharjah Maraya Art Center, Dubai, UAE; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Schunck-Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands; Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin; Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy; Man Museo d’Arte, Nuoro, Italy; Waseda University,Tokyo, Japan; Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; GC.AC – Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Italy; Viafarini Docva, Milano, Italy; Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy; Ocat – Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.
Ozzola will present his most recent exhibition titled the lake of the unknown at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, on the 26 October 2019.
Ozzola is currently featured in a group exhibition titled Kronos and Kairos on the Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy, promoted by the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum.
Blouin Artinfo | “Octillion” by Giovanni Ozzola at Galleria Continua at San Gimignano | 30 January 2019
Claudia Giraud | Arttribune | 5 anni di Photofairs Shanghai. Public program esteso per la prima fiera di fotografia in Cina | 21 September 2018 – PDF
Elena Martinique | Widewalls | PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai 2018 – An Ambitious and Innovative Fifth Edition | 7 September 2018 – PDF