GIOVANNI OZZOLA
B I O G R A P H Y

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. In 2019, Ozzola presented three solo exhibitions; If I Had to Explain, You Wouldn’t Understand at the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, China, and the lake of the unknown at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa; as well as Octillion at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy. Further selected solo exhibitions include: 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; and Relitti e camere con stelle, curated by Davide Ferri at Untitled Association- Lynchen in Berlin, Germany in 2017.

Ozzola has participated in numerous group exhibitions, most recently: OPEN STUDIO at Estudio Carlos Garaicoa in Madrid, Spain in 2020; Kronos e Kairos at Foro Romano e Palatino, Parco Archeologico del Colosseo in Rome, Italy; GRAND TOUR D’ITALIE at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna in Bologna, Italy; ‘Objectif Video Nice Festival’, curated by Christian Bernard and Odile Redolfi at Hotel Windsor in Nice, France; and Camouflaged Pearls #2 at Bruthaus Gallery in Waregem, Belgium; all in 2019. Earlier selected group presentations include: Recto Verso at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France; WunderMORE at Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, Italy; Insights at Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China; all in 2018; 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, between 2014 – 2015.

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