Giovanni Ambrosio. 

Visual artist. Photographer.

Born in Naples, 1978. Based in Paris/Napoli.


Literature, cinema and contemporary art studies background, I was initiated into photography from a perspective marked by documentary narrative. My commissioned works can also, and sometimes simultaneously, lead me to work as art director, photographer, writer and graphic designer. I am mostly engaged in stage photography, working with several theatre companies, both in communication and in creative projects. I’am the co-founder, with Sébastien Louis, researcher and writer, of Offside Productions, dedicated to tell about football passion and Ultras supporters cultures in the world. I run a publishing house called Arroz con Pollo. Bits con Papel and a dreamy art gallery Arroz con pollo II.


My body of works is mainly based on photography which does not exclude minimalist painting, gesture, papers, objects, writing, found writing footage, video, walking, performance writing, digital composition, sounds and music. Photography can eventually step in to gather all those elements into sedimented mixed media. Photography is cheaper than neon and can always be fully reshaped.

My creative process goes as a constant accumulation, as a way of collecting materials that I could constantly use and reuse, rearrange embody and reincarnate. That leads me to mainly work on site specific installations. I do intended my whole works as a score.

My visual literacy has been priorly shaped by paintings in the church and later by Oliviero Toscani and Benetton’s huge format advertisings in public spaces. Commercial broadcasters’ culture during eighties and ninety had a strong impact on my personal visual field. My favorite poets and writers are copywriters. 

Main themes issuing from my works : erasing, archive, archaeology, ability of images to describe and to tell, migration of shapes and materials, journal, relationship between art and society.

On this site there’s no specified format, production year, type of matter. A website is already itself a shape and a place where matters are processed. A place of exhibition.

Contact, Projects & Network 

General inquiries and informations :
Photo books
Ultras Youth : an unprecedented discover of Ultras movement
Black Spring Graphics Studio : commissioned photography and design works