Olivia Gozzano

Olivia Gozzano

Roman by birth and Milanese by adoption, but a citizen of the world (German mother and Russian maternal grandparents), art has been in Olivia's blood for several generations. She is the great-grandson of Guido Gozzano, the "crepuscular" poet and grew up in the family with her mother, also a photographer, and her father an inventor / videomaker. After the art high school she starts working as a photographic assistant for various studios. Then she became an actress for a while, but photography remained in her heart and she began to work as a professional again in Tuscany, where she photographed ranging from still life to interiors, improving her technique more and more. Back in Milan she explores other photographic fields: editorial services, portraits, fashion and landscapes. In particular she is fascinated by uninhabited landscapes. More than the subject, Olivia Gozzano is attracted to the intimate relationship she establishes with it when she portrays it, regardless of whether it is a place or a person. The result is dense images, sometimes dreamlike and unexpected, traces of lived stories or still to be lived. At the same time she experiments with new languages ​​and techniques that lead her to exhibit and participate in particular exhibitions or editorial works. Olivia Gozzano's photographs have been published by various newspapers: Vanity Fair, Elle (“Female Icons” project), Io Donna, TuStyle, F, Alias ​​manifesto, Style-italia (China), Eretz Magazine (Israel). From 2000 to 2007, he created an exhibition on stage photos for the “Teatro Povero” of Monticchiello, he participated in various group exhibitions for the International Festival of Shadows in Poggibonsi and for the Biale Cerruti Gallery in Siena. In 2011 some of his works were exhibited at the 54 Venice Biennale curated by Vittorio Sgarbi in the group exhibitions in Milan and Turin. Since 2012 he has collaborated with "Atomo", a historic Milanese street artist, for the creation of stencils for graffiti and paintings and in the organization of events related to street art. Also in 2012 he created a solo show dedicated to the singer-songwriter Didi Martinaz exhibited in various Milanese venues including the Gogol bookshop. In 2014 a solo show by Olivia Gozzano was exhibited at the PoPup Design Gallery in Milan. In 2014, a personal exhibition of his at the Mib was hosted in the Milan Photofestival circuit. In 2015 he created, for the Skira publishing house, the photographs for the catalog “Energy Box, an open-air exhibition”. Since 2018 he has dedicated himself, in addition to photography, to interior decoration, to the creation of more material artistic works, using glues, waxes and paints to transfer his images onto canvas, wood and other supports, also using stencils, sprays and paints. In 2019 he exhibited 4 works at the International Women's Biennial in Trieste. In 2021 he exhibited the solo show “Quantiche Women” in the consecrated Virgin Assunta church in Cascina Linterno in Milan.