乔瓦尼·欧祖拉 | 常青画廊
Galleria Continua

Born in Florence in 1982, Giovanni Ozzola lives and works in the Canary Islands.

He did not study at art school, and began working as a photographer between the 1990s and the noughties.

In his work he focuses on the contrast and balance between the dimensions of light and darkness, a transition that Ozzola has also described in many of his videos; on the epiphany of light as it hits the observer’s body; and on looking in conditions of darkness and semi-darkness. 

Ozzola’s photographs, due to their dimensions and the way they relate to the physical presence of the viewer, enter the space as objects. This aspect prompted him quite naturally to begin exploring the possibilities of installation and sculpture, practices which, over time, have led him to investigate a range of materials, such as aluminium, copper, bronze and slate, using them to pursue his inquiries into the sensitive qualities of light and darkness. 

His career as an artist began when he took part in the group show Happiness. A Survival Guide For Art And Life, curated by David Elliot and Pier Luigi Tazzi, for the Mori Art Museum of Tokyo in 2001. Since then Ozzola has shown around the world, and his works can be found in many public and private collections, including MART, Rovereto, Italy; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA; Sharjah Maraya Art Center, Dubai; Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Schunck-Glaspaleis, Herleen, Netherlands; Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn Und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; 常青画廊, 圣吉米那诺/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, Monfalcone, Italy; Viafarini Docva, Milan, Italy; Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy; OCAT – Contemporay Art Terminal, Shanghai and Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; 2139, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

He has given workshops and lectures in various institutions: Light and Darkness, CAFA China Central Academy of Fine Arts, 北京, China, Sometimes You Can See Much More, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, China, Color Constancy, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy, Color Constancy, Syracuse University in Florence.

Ozzola has also participated in various residencies for artists, including at the Institute Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France, and the Nirox Trust Fund Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa. He also takes part in and actively supports the Dynamo Camp Art, Limestre, Italy.

Study and Teaching


The Perfume of Light, Syracuse University in Florence


Desire, i nostri desideri Officina Giovani, Prato, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili del Comune di Prato


Experience-Observation-Immagination, incontri con gli studenti degli Istituti Superiori, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili, Pistoia


f/0.8 Foto, video e singolarità ottiche da un workshop di Giovanni Ozzola, Officina Giovani, Prato, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili del Comune di Prato

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Vanitas, Rotary Waregem, Claessens Canvas, Waregem, Belgium


Relitti e Camere con stelle, curated by David Ferri, Untitled Association- Lynchen, Berlin, Germany

Fallen Blossoms - Whispering, 常青画廊, 798, 北京, China

Mirage, Suburbia Contemporary Cultures, Granada, Spain


Scars, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Giovanni Ozzola, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Cercando nella notte persa, Spazio 9Aposa, Bologna, Italy 

Adrift, District 6 Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Sistemi di realtà, cureted by Ilaria Mariotti, Sms, Pisa, Italy


Giovanni Ozzola, Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dove nasce il vento, Gazelli Art House, London,



Giovanni Ozzola, Gazelli Art House, Baku, Azerbaijan

Giovanni Ozzola, Flash Art Event, Palazzo , Milano, Italy


Routes  and Stars, 常青画廊, 圣吉米那诺, Italy

Geografie della Mente, Società   Geografica Italiana, Villa Celimontana, Rome, Italy

Castaway Depot: 41° 7’ 31’’ N 16° 52’ 0’’ E – In a sentimental mood, Doppelganger, Bari, Italy

Genealogia #2, cureted by Ludovico Pratesi, Galleria FuoriCampo, Siena, Italy


Naufragio, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy

Settecento, 常青画廊, 圣吉米那诺, Italy

Vena, Cecchi Arte, Cantine Cecchi, Castellina in Chianti, Italy


On the Edge, curated by Elena Forin, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


Recollection in time, curated by Marco Nember, A3M Brixia bv, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Rencontres lors d’une promenade nocturne, curated by Florian Matzner and Alberto Salvadori, Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy

Giovanni Ozzola, curated by Elisa del Prete, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

After the rain, curated by Ines Musumeci Greco, Loto Arte, Rome, Italy


Giovanni Ozzola - video works, curated by Michiyo Miyake, Waseda University of Tokyo, Department of Arts and letters, Tokyo, Japan

Light, Special Project for Leon Bianco, Pisa, Italy

Omnia Munda Mundis, Special Project for Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy


Twice / hold me tight I’m in love of it, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Viper Theatre, Florence, Italy

Giovanni Ozzola, Sala della Palazzina di Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy

Art First, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy


In a Sentimental Mood, 常青画廊, 圣吉米那诺, Italy


Giovanni Ozzola, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Dryphoto Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions


WunderMoRE, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo di Roma


Fumo, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Macro, Rome, Italy

Spheres Ensamble, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris, France

The Approch, Gazelli Art House, Baku, Azerbaijan

Mostra Premio Cairo, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Talent Prize decennale, Macro, Rome, Italy


Re-Birth, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi 

Teoria della Nuvola, curated by David Ferri, Galleria Marcolini, Forlì, Italy

L’Armonia del bianco, Les Maison de Judith, Courmayeur, Italy 

The Earth and Ever After, Sac, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

You + Me= US, 常青画廊, La Habana, Cuba


Cinema Fausto – Y se hizo la luz, 常青画廊 Prado y Colon, Habana Vieja, Cuba

The approach, Gazelli Art House, London, Uk

More Spaces, Palazzo Pigorini, Parma, Italy

Follia Continua ! Le Centequatre- Paris, Paris, France

Tu dois changer ta vie, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Lille 3000, Lille, France

Landeasky: revisiting spatiality in video, curated by Kim Manchan Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou Rpc Adam, site specific, Scicli, Italy


On Anther Scale, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, 常青画廊, 圣吉米那诺, Italy

Geografie, curated by Alexandra Gracco Kopp and Giulia Giovanardi, Festival attraversamenti, Ostuni, Italy

Scenario di Terra, Mart Rovereto, Italy

Italianische Kunst Heute, Fondation VAF, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

LANDSEASKY, tour exhibition: MAAP, Seoul, Korea; OCT Contemporary Art, Terminal,Shanghai, China; MAAP Space, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Posizioni attuali dell’arte italiana, premio artistico Fondazione VAf- VI edition, ( touring exhibition), Schaufler Foundation –Schauwerk Sindelfingen/ Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany; Palazzo Penna, Perugia, Italy



Paraphernalia, De Garage, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium

Giovanni Ozzola's Art Factory Workshop, Dynamo Camp, San Marcello Pistoiese (Pt), Italy

Der Blitz. Il/Naturale, Galleria Civica G. Segantini, Arco, Italy

Quartiers D'été De La Collection Bernard Magrez, La Villa Les Roches Brunes, Dinard, France

Un Luogo Aperto, Galleria D'arte Moderna E Contemporanea Raffaele De Grada, 圣吉米那诺, Italy

Rêves De Venise, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France

Acqua. Arte Contemporanea, Historical Greenhouses (Balestri, Cioncolini, Trenti), Montevarchi, Italy

Acqua. Arte Contemporanea, Historical Greenhouses (Balestri, Cioncolini, Trenti), Montevarchi, Italy

Past Forward. Conservare Memoria-Produrre Realtà, Cav - Centro Arti Visive Di Pietrasanta, Italy

Pen To Paper,  Al Madad Foundation- Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Incontro, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Capannori ( Lucca), Italy

Premio artisti Frescobaldi, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy


Osservazione della natura in stato di quiete. L'opera tra aura e condivisione, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

Italians do it better, Gazelli Art House, London, Uk

ElementS, LU MI Project, Palazzo Montoro, RomE, Italy

Rapporto Confidenziale, Museo Pecci Milano, Milan, Italy

Cartabianca_firenze, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy

Officina Italia 2. Nuova creatività italiana, CRAB Centro Ricerca Accademia di Brera - Ex chiesa di San Carpoforo, Italy


12° Premio Cairo, Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

It never happens again, 常青画廊, 北京, China

Talenti emergenti, CCCS – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

DOVE FINISCE IL DESTINO? Alogità dell’esistenza, Teatro Valle, Rome, Italy

Arte e Movimento: Visioni Urbane, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Audi Zentrum, Rome, Italy 

Moving, Dryphoto, Prato, Italy

Nuova creatività italiana (Officina Italia 2), Centro Civico Baraccano, Bologna, Italy; ALT Arte Lavoro e Territorio, Alzano Lombardo, Italy

Disappearance, curated by Gaia Serena Simionati, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Il giardino segreto, Museo Archeologico di Santa Scolastica, Bari, Italy

Fotografabilly, Anna Clemente Interior Designer – Dino Morra Arte Contyemporanea, Naples, Italy

Meriggio a Carignano, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Villa il Console, Carignano, Italy


Sphère, 常青画廊/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Talent prize 2010, curated by Nicoletta Zanelli, Museo Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy

Made in Filandia, special project, La Filanda, Pieve a Presciano, Italy

Linguaggi e sperimentazioni, MART Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

China Purple, No Soul For Sale, ViaFarini – Tate Modern – Turbine Hall Bridge, London, Uk

A World within the World – Un Mondo dentro il Mondo curated by Julia Trolp, Milan, Italy

Niente da vedere tutto da vivere, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Eventi paralelli XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Istituto del Marmo Pietro Tacca, Carrara, Italy

L’unico / The only one, Studio Tommaseo, Trieste, Italy

Very late at night, Neon>Campobase, Bologna, Italy

8 minuti dal sole, 1 minuto dalla luna, curated by Alessandro Romenini, LU.C.C.A, Lucca, Italy


Sensibili Energie, curated by Alberto Salvadori, GCAMC, Arezzo, Italy

The Difference, curated by Vincente VerlŽ, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France

La Fioritura del Bambù, ViaFarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy

Il Cielo in una stanza, curated by Andrea Bruciati, GC.AC, Monfalcone, Italy

P.T 01, Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, United States

Rites de passage, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Schunck-Glaspaleis, Herleen, The Netherlands

Spheres, 常青画廊/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Espansione (mobile), curated by Marta Casati, Neon>Campobase, Bologna, Italy

Loop, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Neon>Campobase, Bologna, Italy


BADBOYS, Bande e Tribù della Città Contemporanea, project by Pietro Gaglianò, Parco e Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Scandicci, Italy

Arrivi e Partenze. Italia. Artisti al di sotto dei 35 anni curated by Alberto Fiz  e Walter Gasperoni, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

Italiani in vacanza, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo, Italy

P.T 01, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Paesaggio Italiano, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

Zoom Arte, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Florence, Italy

Eppi femili, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Florence, Italy

U30 video arte, curated by Camilla Toschi and Leonardo Bigazzi, Florence, Italy

Italian Genius Now, Museo Pecci, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, New Delhi, South Korea, Japan, China, India


Francesco Ozzola – Giovanni Ozzola, curated by Sergio Risaliti, Quarter relocated, Florence, Italy

Elisabeth Aro - Giovanni Ozzola, Spazio Punctum, Rome, Italy


Scirocco, curated by William Meusburger, nominator Pier Luigi Tazzi e Antonio Catelani, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria


Gemine muse, curated by Stefano Pezzato, Museo di Pittura Murale San Domenico, Prato, Italy

Guardami, Percezione del video, curated by Lorenzo Fusi, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

in-visibile in-corporeo, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, MAN Museo d’Arte, Nuoro, Italy

影像drome, video immagine realtà, curated by Matteo Chini, Elettro, Florence / Museo Laboratorio, Città S.Angelo, Italy


Museo Pecci Progetto Collezione, curated by Daniel Soutif e Samuel-Fuyumi Namioka, project room, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy

Uscita Pistoia, curated by Samuel Fuyumi Namioka, Uscita Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy


Happiness. A survival guide for art and life, curated by David Elliott e Pier Luigi Tazzi, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Let's give a chance, BASE progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy

Working Insider, curated by Sergio Risaliti, Stazione Leopolda, Spazio Alcatraz, Florence, Italy


Soirées, project by Pier Luigi Tazzi curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi, Pelago, Italy

Spread in Prato, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Dryphoto, Prato, Italy

Via Pal, Il confine delle notti, curated by Fabio Cavallucci, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy 

Stop-videoplace, curated by Sergio Risaliti, Parterre, Florence, Italy

House Party, project by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Blodot, Florence, Italy


Networking, curated by Bruno Corà, Sergio Risaliti e Pier Luigi Tazzi, Monsummano, Livorno, Prato e Siena, Italy

Faces in Places, Galleria Biagiotti, Florence, Italy

Rotte metropolitane 3, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Studio Cassiopea, Florence, Italy


Finale di Partita. Endgame. Fin de partie, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Florence, Italy


Idee che cambiano le cose dell’arte, La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

First, Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy


Lectures and Workshops


Light and Darkness, CAFA China Central Academy of Fine Arts, 北京, China

Perception and Awarness, La Camara, San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain


Sometimes You Can See Much More, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art,

Shanghai, China


Stars and Others Lights, Dynamo Camp, Limestre, San Marcello Pistoiese (PT),



Color Constancy, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy


The Perfume of Light, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy

Open Studio, CCCS – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo

Strozzi, Florence, Italy

Works, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy


Applicazioni digitali, Accademia Belle Arti, Venezia, Italy


Desire, i nostri desideri, Officina Giovani, Prato, Italy


Experience-Observation-Immagination, incontri con gli studenti degli Istituti

Superiori, Department for Youth Policy, Pistoia, Italy


f/0.8 Foto, video e singolarità ottiche da un workshop di Giovanni Ozzola,

Officina Giovani, Prato, Department for Youth Policy, Prato, Italy



Premio Cairo


Primo Talent Prize


Premio Terna per l’ Arte Contemporanea, Categoria Gigawatt


Seat Pagine Gialle, Regione Toscana 


Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Institute Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France

Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa



Marc Lenot, La substance de la lumière, Le Monde, May, 2011

Maria Luisa Prete, Segnali di luce, Inside Art, October, 2010


Maria Luisa Prete, Segnali di luce, Inside Art, October, 2010


Pietro Gagliano, Sentire con la luce in Arte e Critica n°61, December 2009

Marco Pierini, Giovanni Ozzola , in Arte, n° 417, May 2009

Veronica Caciolli, Collezione al Castello di Ama, in Segno, n°223, February 2009

Andrea Ruggieri, Ozzola da Loto Arte, in Arte e Rome, n°18, February 2009


Marco Mazzi, Tre personali alla Waseda University di Tokyo, in Arte e Critica, n° 57, December 2008

Lorenzo Bruni, Italiani in vacanza, in Flash Art, n° 269, April 

Veronica Caciolli, Italiani in vacanza, in Segno, n° 218, March 2008 

Giancarlo Politi, Dizionario della giovane arte Italiana, in Flash Art, n° 268, February2008

Ilaria Mariotti, Il progetto Cecchi Arte, in Arte e Critica, n° 57, December 2008

Ilaria Mariotti, Giovanni Ozzola, in Arte e Critica, n° 57, December 2008

Renato Diez, Art Basel. Cosa compro con 40mila euro?, in Arte, n° 417, May 2008


Marco Mazzi, Natura/Sogno/Materia, appunti su Giovanni Ozzola, in Arte e Critica, n° 46, April 2006


Gabi Scardi, (In)visibile (In)corporeo, in Flash Art, n° 254, October ,2005


Vittorio Curzel, 3 Domande sulla videoarte, in Work art in progress, n° 5, April 2003


Mariella Rossi, Il confine delle notti, in Work art in progress, n° 2, July 2002