After graduating in Cultural Heritage, Alberto Oliva graduated in directing at the Paolo Grassi Drama School in 2009. He is assistant director, among others, of Andrée Ruth Shammah, Carmelo Rifici, Paolo Bosisio. His first show is Amos Kamil's cigar seller, produced by Teatro Litta, on the bill from 2010.
In 2012 he won the Luigi Pirandello International Award as an emerging director.
He collaborated with the Giacosa Theater in Ivrea, where he produced the shows Garibaldi, my love by Maurizio Micheli (2010), Il Ventaglio by Goldoni (winner of the Sipario Award / National Critics Association 2012), The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (2012) and Henry IV by Pirandello (2014).
With the actor Mino Manni he founded the Association I Demoni, with which he created the Dostoevsky Project which includes White Nights, The Confession, Ivan and the Devil and The Player.
Since June 2013 he has been editing the Sunday Anime hidden column in the newspaper Il Giorno with which he published the guide to the most creative places in Milan.
In November 2013 his first book was published by Atì editore, The smell of wood and the effort of the steps. I stay in Italy and do theater, testimony of the first years of theatrical work.