Mario Merz Prize

Paolo Cirio

Paolo Cirio (Turin – Italy 1979) lives and works in New York, U.S.A.

Cirio works with the legal, economic and cultural systems of the information society. His artistic practice investigates how contemporary society is influenced by the distribution, organisation, and control of information, laying bare and revealing its conflicts, contradictions and infinite potential.
Cirio has had solo shows at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2019; Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, 2019 International Kunstverein Luxembourg, 2016; NOME Gallery, Berlin, 2019, 2016, 2015; Bellegard Centre Culturel, Toulouse, France, 2015; Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013 and 2011. His work has been presented at the Gwangju Biennale, 2018; Strasbourg Biennale, 2018; Benaki Museum, Athens, 2018; MIT Museum, Boston, 2017; Tate Modern, London, 2017; C/O Berlin museum, 2017; Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, 2017; Münchner StadtMuseum, 2017; Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art of Luxembourg, 2017; Haifa Museum of Art, 2017; International Kunstverein Luxembourg, 2016; ICP Museum, NYC, 2016; Gaîté lyrique, Paris, 2016; and China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2015