Gherardo Ulivi was born in Florence, where he grew up and professionally trained attending Fashion Styling and Creative direction at Istituto Marangoni. Meanwhile He get in touch with Art world, completing a masterclass of History of Art at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, and developed his professional skills through an intensive course of photography and a seminar of creative writing. 
 
His work investigates the human being, from a physical and mental point of view, these concepts often intermingle ideas ranging from anatomy to psychology, drawing on a various cultural background: Ancient Greek, subcultures, Anti-fashion and peculiar historical objects. Contrasts are the base of his language, transleted in shapes and colors, in order to achieve an idea of unlimited freedom with a touch of irony. He expresses himself mainly through photography, video and writing.
 
He currently lives and works in Florence.