Giovanni Ozzola

Giovanni Ozzola

Giovanni Ozzola was born in 1982 in Florence, Italy and currently lives and works in Tenerife, Canary Islands. He is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography, as well as 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.
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; Ozzola has since exhibited world-wide.
Notable group exhibitions include: 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 in Seoul, South Korea; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai, China; Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China; Grifth University Art Gallery and MAAP SPACE in Brisbane, Australia during 2014 – 2015.
In 2015, Ozzola made his South African debut with Dove Nasce Il Vento in Johannesburg. This exhibition was first shown at Gazelli Art House in London, UK. That year, he also exhib- ited in More Spaces at the Palazzo Pigorini in Palma, Italy; Tu Dois Changer Ta Vie, curated by Fabrice Bousteau at LILLE 3000 in Lille, France, and formed part of Follia Continua!, under direction of José-Manuel Gonçalvès, at Le Cenquatre– Paris, in Paris, France. Among Ozzola’s awards are the Premio Cairo (2011), Premio Terna (2008) and Seat Pagine Gialle (2007). Most recently, Ozzola featured in X: PART I, a group exhibition celebrating SMAC Gallery’s 10 year anniversary.

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