Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist and an activist that engages with legal, economic and semiotic systems of the information society. His works investigates social fields impacted by the Internet, such as privacy, copyright, politics and finance. He shows his research and intervention-based works through photos, installations, videos, and public art. Cirio has had solo shows at International Kunstverein Luxemburg, 2016; NOME gallery, Berlin, 2015; Bellegard Centre Culturel, Toulouse, 2015; Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013; Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013 and 2011. He has won a number of awards, including Golden Nica first prize at Ars Electronica in 2013; the Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012; Transmediale second prize 2008, among others. He has also curated at Fridman Gallery, NYC, 2017; Eyebeam, NYC, 2013, and at the Kitchen, NYC, 2012. He regularly gives public lectures and workshops at leading art festivals and universities worldwide and his projects could be found at paolocirio.net
Photography of the Internet extends to unprecedented social fields and challenges of social norms for questioning cultural, economic and ethical values of photos circulating within the networks.