My work investigates informational power over contemporary society.
I'm particularly interested in how specific arrangements of information influence the creation and perception of political, cultural and economic reality, as well as personal emotional states, interpersonal relationships and instinctive human behavior.
Through cognitive, sociological and political approaches, my work looks at the contemporary transformations brought about by new trends in communication and media.
The profusion of media and the enormous consumption and production of information nowadays is the exciting field where my artistic creations address the mediated reality of specific audiences.
Paolo Cirio works as a media artist in various fields: net-art, street-art, video-art, public-art, software-art and experimental fiction. He was born in Turin, Italy in 1979 and currently lives in NYC.
His awards include Fellowship at Eyebeam, New York, 2012; Award of Distinction, Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica, 2011; First Prize, Award Share, 2011; Grant Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 2010; European Media Artists grant, 2009; 2nd Prize Transmediale, Berlin, 2008; 1st Prize, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgard, 2007; Stipendium, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, 2006; Media Award St. Gilgen school, 2006; Comission Rhizome, NYC, 2005; moreover his works have been nominated for New Technological Art Award, Ghent, 2012; 10th Cairo Prize, Milan, 2009; VIPER Award, Basel, 2005; and got honorary mentions at Share Festival, Turin, 2007; Ibizagrafica, 2006 and Prix Ars Electronica, net Vision category, Linz, 2005.