Sharon Ritossa (Trieste, 1987) is a visual artist (art director/filmmaker/photographer) of Istrian origin. She graduated in Letters and Philosophy from Sapienza University of Rome and specialized in Photography at ISIA U in Urbino.
Currently, she holds the position of artist at the Galleria del Cembalo, Palazzo Borghese Roma.
She was awarded a scholarship at Fabrica, the communication research centre of Benetton group, and completed a residency at Museo Egizio for a special artistic project.
With a background spanning two years working with Oliviero Toscani she also served as the Art Director & Curator for the exhibition “Paolo Rossi, un ragazzo d’oro” exhibition which was showcased in prominent museums such as the FIFA Museum in Zurich, Palazzo delle Albere in Trento, the Hall of Honor at CONI in Rome, and Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence.


Sharon realized the first artistic project on the Foibe topic, a complex chapter in Italian-Slovenian-Croatian history, in 2016, sparking new debates in cultural fields within and beyond Italian borders. She created a permanent installation at the Museo Egizio in Turin, which became viral on social media as thousands of visitors turned the work into a massive backdrop for their portraits.
She worked as a photographer for Benetton with Oliviero Toscani and contributed to campaigns for Save The Duck, a 100% animal-free brand. Additionally, she collaborated with Virgin Radio alongside Marco Rubiola. Sharon has designed album covers for notable artists such as Shaggy, Willie Peyote, DonJoe & Kety Fusco, and Sugar Music. 
She has a passion for creating music videos, collaborating with SANS FILM (Gabriele Ottino & Paolo Bertino).  
She exhibited her latest visual project at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Visual Project “The Harp” Italian Embassy in Madrid, Spain
Visual Project “The Harp” with Kety Fusco at the Royal Albert Hall London (UK)
Exhibition Paolo Rossi at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze 
Visual Project “The Harp” LAC Lugano (CH)

Visual Project “The Harp” Kety Fusco at Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux (CH)
Exhibition Paolo Rossi, CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano) Foro Italico, Roma 
Residence: Pro Helvetia Venice, Palazzo degli Ulivi, Venezia 
direction music video “Impossibile” Indianizer

Exhibition Paolo Rossi, Centro Culturale San Gaetano, Padova
Official presentation Paolo Rossi, Ferro Fini Palace, Veneto Region, Venezia 
Exhibition Paolo Rossi, FIFA MUSEUM, Zurich (CH)
Exhibition Paolo Rossi, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento 
Art Director & Curator “Paolo Rossi, un ragazzo d’oro”
direction music video “Umano” Eugenio In Via di Gioia
direction music video “Gaslighting” Ginevra Nervi
direction music video “mai dire mai” Willie Peyote Sanremo 2021
Foibe, book publication ed. Cricd, Department of Cultural Heritage of Sicilian Region
direction music video “Gaslighting” Ginevra Nervi & cover album
collab Virgin Radio Campaign
collab AD campaign 2022 Save the Duck


“Ultrasystole” Kety Fusco Nomination for PIVI Prize at MEI (Meeting indipendent labels) 2020
direction “Ultrasystole” Kety Fusco & cover album
BE PATIENT, shortfilm Avangardening Festival 2020
Foibe solo exhibition Museo A. Salinas, Palermo 2020
collab AD campaign 2021 Save the duck 

Foibe, cover book “La grande foiba” ed. Oscar Mondadori, 2019
direction Africa Unite “NIM” Music video 
direction music video “P!2” Ginevra Nervi Music Video & cover album
direction music video “Siri” I Quartieri 

Foibe, Artissima 2018 with Galleria del Cembalo 
Happiness² thief. book with Oliviero Toscani, curator Philippe Daverio Mondadori Electa
Happiness² thief. CostaCrociere artwork with Oliviero Toscani, Palazzo Ducale Genova
#EnjoyEternity, Museo Egizio permanent Installation
#EnjoyEternity CAMERA (il centro italiano per la fotografia)

Foibe, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden, 2017
Foibe, Fotografia Europea On, 2017
Foibe book, Fruit Exhibition, Bologna 2017

Foibe, publication ed. Fabrica
Foibe, Menzione d’onore Graziadei prize, 2016
Foibe, “Galleria del Cembalo” Palazzo Borgehese, Roma 2016

Places, collettiva presso Life Framer: London – Menier Gallery; Paris – Oberkampf Gallery; Rome – Officine Fotografiche
Places book, shortlist PHOTOLUX Festival, Lucca, Italy 2015
Places, FOTOGRAFIA International Festival of Rome at MACRO, Rome, Italy 2015
Places book, World Photobook Day in Manila, Philippine 2015
Places, just another photo festival, Delhi, India 2015
Places, presentato dal Corriere della sera presso Triennale di Milano, Italy 2015
Places book, Volume 2015 another book fair, Artspace of Sydney, Australlia 2015
Places, 11th - 20th september FOTOBIENNAL MALMO, Malmo, Sweden 2015
Brutalisme, “F4 un’idea di fotografia” , villa Brandolini Treviso , Italy 2015
Brutalisme, “Sono stato lì” collettiva presso IUAV Università di Venezia, Italy 2015
Places, FOTOSEMANA MANILA, Philippines 2015
Places, finalista presso ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL, Atene, Grecia 2015
Where we come from, Fotografia Europea off, Reggio Emilia, Italy 2015
Places, Terzo premio Life Framer, 2015

JEANS, Galerja Makina, Pula, Croatia, 2014
Pedocin, SI FEST 2014 finalista Premio Marco Pesaresi, Italy, 2014
Pedocin, Salotto Vienna Festival, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy, 2014
EASTALY & JEANS, SI FEST 2013/2014, Savignano sul Rubicone Italy