Ozmo was born in Pontedera (Pisa) in 1975. After moving his first steps in the comics world, he became one of the most important figures in the Italian graffiti scene. He attended the Fine Arts Academy in Florence, and in 2001 he moved to Milan where he started working in public spaces.
Ozmo was one of the first street artists to ve featured in an institutional context: starting in 2004, he participated in numerous exhibitions in the Italian art fairs circuit, including Artefiera in Bologna, Artissima in Turin, and MiArt in Milan. Recognitions from the academic art world and the art press kept coming, culminating in “Italian Art 1968-2007), an anthological show at Palazzo Reale in which he was chosen to represent the latest trends in contemporary arts, and where his works were next to those by De Chirico, Boetti, Schifano, and Cucchi.
In 2008 Ozmo started appearing at the international level, with shows in New York, Beirut, Berlin, Gdansk, and London, where he exhibited in two different galleries in the Shoreditch district. In 2011 he was again in London, where he painted “Big fish eats small fish” on the same wall where great names such as Bansky and Obey performed. Soon after, in 2012, he had his solo show “The Universal Prejudice” at the Museo Del Novecento in Milan, an extensive collection of his works that included a live painting that visitors could see in real time.
In November 2012 Ozmo created “You are worth more than many sparrows”, a 300-square-meter wall painting on the terrace of the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, in the hear of Rome, that is still in place and can be seen from the surrounding streets. He then closed the year with another special work: “Portrait of PI”, for a show produced by the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
Ozmo is present with a permanent installation at the Museum of Contemporary arts in Rome.
In 2014, Ozmo was officially recognized by the City of Miami and the Consul General of Italy in Miami for his participation in the EUART program for October-Italian and Italian American Heritage Month in Florida