Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

I am a visual artist, with a BFA in Photography at OCAD University. My practice is based on photography, collage, photomontage, and non traditional printing processes that deal with politics and LGBTQ+ issues, and it is made to expose problems related to my personal experiences. Works produced have been part of group shows in Canada and Italy. 

I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. At 21 years of age, my family decided it was time to flee out of a coming political disaster. Now, currently working as an immigrant in Canada, I feel the need to expose these problems through my art, creating a hybrid between fabricated and documented photography. I am currently working on a series of photographs that talk about contemporary Venezuelan social and political disputes through digital collages, sound, and installation of large size prints.




George Brown College,

Postgraduate: Project Management


Ontario College of Art & Design University, 

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography 


Schulich School of Business,

Masters: MBA/MFA

pending / future goals


Artist Residencies

Florence Off Campus Program,

Italy, Florence



Exhibition History

Memorial: Work by Artists of the Venezuelan Diaspora. (Touring Exhibition)

Xpace Cultural Centre . Toronto, Canada. 2020


Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists. 

The Khyber Centre for the Arts. Halifax, Canada. 2020


Reality Vanishing in Plain Sight. 

Propeller Art Gallery. Toronto, Canada. 2019


Nuit Blanche - The Artists Protest Resistance Independent Project. 

Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Canada. 2019


Career Launcher Photography Exhibition. 

Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, Canada. 2019


Nuit Rose: Arcade, 

Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada. 2019


Beyond Borders, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival,

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. 2019


A Thousand Words, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, 

Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 2019


GradEx 104, 

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. 2019



OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. 2018


Emulsion II,

Florence, Italy. 2018


Emulsion I,

Florence, Italy. 2017



Toronto, Canada. 2017


54 Cardshow,

Toronto, Canada. 2016



The Chandaria Collection of Contemporary Arts 2019


A Thousand Words 




OCAD University Artist Showcase,

Partial Gallery, 2019

BMO 1st Art! (nomination)

Bank of Montreal, 2019


The Epson Award,

Andrew Patrick, 2019


Project 31 - Photography Award




Exhibition Assistance Grant,

Ontario Arts Council.

Recommender: Latin American Canadian Art Projects. 2020



The Chandaria Collection 

Introductory Speech - Large audience


Led Peer Reviews

Students in their Thesis year

OCAD University



The Artist & The Viewer: 2019

Rendering Difference in the Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Photography Exhibition.

Using Format