- Giovanni Rizzoli
Giovanni Rizzoli was born in Venice in 1963; after the primary and lower secondary school and the first year of classical studies in high school in Venice, he lived his adolescence between Canada and Switzerland, attending Stanstead College in Québec, and at the École Nouvelle de Chailly in Lausanne. Between 1984 and 1985 he attended the Sotheby’s Works of Art Course in London, and from 1985 to 1987 he followed courses, also in London, at the Architectural Association and at the same time, for a brief period, at City and Guilds. In 1988 he lived in New York, where he frequented some of the leading artists of the time, including Not Vital, Saint Clair Cemin, Salvatore Scarpitta and Louise Bourgeois. While in New York he also attended a course in traditional Japanese painting. After returning to Italy, in 1991 he graduated in the History of Medieval Art at the Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice. He taught at the New York University in its Venice and New York premises. He lives and works in Milan, Ospedaletti and Venice and since 2017 he collaborates with Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery that represents him in Italy. During his career he has held important solo exhibitions in Italy and abroad, and has taken part in international art exhibitions such as Klein Skulpturen Triennale, Stuttgart, curated by Werner Meyer (1998), the Venice Biennale dAPERTuttO, curated by Harald Szeemann (1999), the XXII Carrara Biennale Internazionale di Scultura, curated by Bruno Corà (2006), the XV Rome Quadriennale, curated by Chiara Bertola, Lorenzo Canova, Bruno Corà, Daniela Lancioni, and Claudio Spadoni (2008), and Coup de ville, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, curated by Jan Hoet and Stef Van Bellingen (2010), Au rendez-vous des amis Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini – Collezione Burri Città di Castello curated by Bruno Corà (2015), Ipotesi e Speranza Cappella dell’Incoronazione Museo Riso in Palermo curated by Bruno Corà (2017), ET IN TERRA Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery in Venice (2017), Monochrome Galerie Andrea Caratsch in St. Moritz (2018), Oro d’Italia Galleria Sergio Casoli e Mattia De Luca in collaboration with Elena Geuna in Rome (2019) and the solo show VENEZIA, in occasion of Venice Art Biennal 2019, at Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery. In November 2019 an important monograph by Bruno Corà has been published by Skira editions: Giovanni Rizzoli – Canto Liquido.