Paolo Cirio 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 economics. He shows his research and intervention-based works through prints, installations, videos, and public art.
Cirio’s installations and artworks condense his work in order to document and illustrate the outcomes, potentials and significance of his performances and progressive concepts. His artworks often engage power structures, global mass media and the general public in art performances that embody contemporary social and economic conflicts. Because of his artistic provocations, Cirio has often been subject to investigations, legal and personal threats by governmental and military authorities, powerful multinationals and financial firms, as well as crowds of ordinary people.
His controversial artworks have unsettled institutions as such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, VISA, Pearson, Cayman Islands and NATO, among others.
Data as Culture 2014
March 2014 – February 2015 at the Open Data Institute