Christian Rizzo was born in Salerno, where he graduated in Advertising Graphic Design and Photography. In Rome he studied Graphic Design at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts and was awarded a master’s degree by the Rome School of Photography (Scuola Romana di Fotografia). In 2005, he participated in making the video ‘Urban Signs’, which was presented at the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome for Public Design: Visuals (Biennial Project); that same year, he participated in the group show Opere Prime (Debut Works), organised by RufArtGallery in Rome.
In 2006 he participated in the RufaShort Film Festival, in collaboration with the London Film Academy, with the video ‘RH22’. In 2007, RufArtGallery in Rome hosted his first solo show called ‘Canto delle Sirene’ (Siren’s Song) and, that same year, he held a second solo show at Palazzo Genovese, in Salerno, called ‘RH15’, in connection with the open doors Salerno Porte Aperte event. At the same time, he began to work with the art and culture journal Terzo Occhio, published by Ulisse Editore. In 2008, he participated in the group show àtika – the energy-saving demo house for the Mediterranean climate, curated by Andrea Romoli Barberini. In 2008, he contributed three images to the catalogue ‘Immagini del Gusto’ (Images of Taste). In 2010, his works were included in the permanent group exhibition Vedere con Gusto (Looking with Taste), set up in the cafeteria of the Regina Elena e San Gallicano IFO Hospital. In 2010, he participated in creating the monthly magazine ‘Pane Acqua: appunti di idee progressiste’ (Bread Water: Notes on Progressive Ideas). In 2011, he participated in the creation of a photography workshop at the Civico Zero cooperative (Save the Children), a day shelter for under-age children; that same year he also collaborated, as cinematographer, in the making of the short ‘La Digitale Purpurea’ (2011) by Florinda Martucciello, under the supervision of Marco Bellocchio, and inaugurated his third solo show ‘Ready Made’ at the Caffè Letterario G. Verdi in Salerno.