Born in 1982 in Florence, Giovanni Ozzola main thematic interests lie in conceptualizing and representing infinity and exploration, both geographic and introspective. The artist is confronted with an aesthetic multidisciplinarity that leads him to express himself with photography, video art, installation, but also through traditional techniques such as engraving and "fresco".
Through these hybrid contaminations, his work comes about, made up of images and light, A light in which time passes and moments multiply and become concrete, unique and mysterious. His images, purified by a narrative development, lead the viewer to a safe place and at the same time allow a glimpse of the infinite, a visual horizon in which to lose oneself and surrender oneself to turmoil.
His images, stripped of all narrative, are images in conflict: their extreme equilibrium take us to places where our mind is calmed and comforted.
A selection of his most recent solo exhibitions include “Contando Estrellas” (Gazelli Art House, London, 2021), “Atto Unico” (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2021), “Octillion” (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2019); "If I Had to Explain, You Wouldn't Understand" (Fosun Foundation Shanghai, 2019); “Algo Tuyo y Mío” (Centro Foundacion UNICAJA, Malaga 2018 and Almeria 2019); “Rutas de Sangre” (Claustros of the convent of San Francisco de Asis, Basilica Menor, La Habana, 2018); “Fallen Blossoms - Whispering” (Galleria Continua, 798, Beijing, 2017); “Wrecks and rooms with stars”, curated by Davide Ferri (Untitled Association-Lynchen, Berlin, 2017); “Adrift” (District 6 Museum, Cape Town, 2016). Among the most recent group exhibitions, “Kronos and Kairos” (Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Colosseum Archaeological Park, Rome, 2019); “Recto Verso” (Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2018); "Insights" (Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, 2018); “LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video Art”, curated by Kim Machan (traveling exhibition: MAAP, Seoul, 2014).
Etel Adnan Ai Weiwei Leila Alaoui Juan Araujo Kader Attia Daniel Buren Cai Guo-Qiang Alejandro Campins Iván Capote Yoan Capote Loris Cecchini Elizabet Cerviño Chen Zhen Nikhil Chopra Marcelo Cidade Jonathas De Andrade Berlinde De Bruyckere Leandro Erlich Carlos Garaicoa Osvaldo González Antony Gormley Gu Dexin Shilpa Gupta Subodh Gupta Carsten Höller JR Ilya & Emilia Kabakov Zhanna Kadyrova Kan Xuan Anish Kapoor André Komatsu Jannis Kounellis Luis López-Chávez Jorge Macchi Ahmed Mater Cildo Meireles José Manuel Mesías Sabrina Mezzaqui Margherita Morgantin Moataz Nasr Hans Op de Beeck Ornaghi & Prestinari Giovanni Ozzola Susana Pilar Michelangelo Pistoletto Kiwon Park Qiu Zhijie Tobias Rehberger Arcangelo Sassolino Manuela Sedmach Serse Kiki Smith Nedko Solakov Marta Spagnoli José Antonio Suárez Londoño Hiroshi Sugimoto Sun Yuan & Peng Yu Pascale Marthine Tayou Armando Testa Nari Ward Sislej Xhafa José Yaque Zhuang Hui