Zazzaro Otto (1988) graduated in 2016 from the Universität der Kunst (Berlin) where he was awarded the Preis der Ursula-Hanke-Förster-Stiftung in 2016 and Bernhard-Heiliger Stiftung in 2018.
His artistic practice revolves around themes related to social hierarchies, the alienation of labour and other issues that characterise the precariousness of the present and past. Between post-war salvage elements, textiles and bronze work, materials and objects acquire a different meaning, inviting the observer to change their point of view. Through his works Z.Otto highlights, with subtlety and irony, the complexities of the multifaceted contemporary world.
His work has been featured in many international institutions and project-space including, Kunsthaus Dahlem (Berlin, Germany) Art Stays Festival(Ptuj, Slovenia), Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Westpol (Leipzig, Germany), Mediterranea 18 Young Artist Biennale (Tirana, Albania), 20qm (Berlin Art Week 2018), Rinomina (Paris, France) Sadnaot HaOmanim (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Triennale di Milano (with Chezplinio).
Over the years he founded the Schwanzo Kollektiv (Berlin,2012-*), EinMal temporary gallery (Modena,2014-2016) and CHEZPLINIO (Milan 2022-*).