Paolo Cirio works with legal, economic and semiotic systems of the information society. He investigates social fields impacted by the Internet, such as privacy, copyright, democracy and finance. He shows his research and intervention-based works through artifacts, photos, installations, videos, and public art.

Cirio has exhibited in international museums and institutions and has won numerous prestigious art awards. His artworks have been covered by hundreds of media outlets worldwide and he regularly gives pub
Paolo Cirio has won a number of awards, including Golden Nica at Ars Electronica, Transmediale Prize and the Eyebeam fellowship, among others.

Cirio’s artworks have been presented and exhibited in major art institutions, including C/O Berlin, 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; Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gastei, 2016; Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 2016; China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2015; Somerset House, London, 2015; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2015; Utah MoCA, 2015; Vancouver Art Gallery, 2015; Cenart, Mexico, 2015; Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, 2015; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2014; Open Society Foundation, NYC, 2014; TENT, Rotterdam, 2014; DOX Prague, 2014; MoCA Sydney, 2013; ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2013; CCCB, Barcelona, 2013; CCC Strozzina, Florence, 2013; MoCA Denver, 2013; MAK, Vienna, 2013; Architectural Association, London, 2013; MoMA, Rio de Janeiro, 2012; National Fine Arts Museum, Taichung, 2012; Wywyższeni National Museum, Warsaw, 2012; AEC Museum, Linz, 2011; SMAK, Ghent, 2010; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2009; Courtauld Institute, London, 2009; PAN, Naples, 2008; MoCA Taipei, 2007; Sydney Biennal, 2007; NTT ICC, Tokyo, 2006.

Cirio has had solo shows at International Kunstverein Luxembourg, 2016; NOME Gallery NYC 2016 and Berlin 2015; Bellegard Centre Culturel, Toulouse, France, 2015; Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013; Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013 and 2011.

His artworks are often covered by global media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Global Village, O Globo, ABC, Daily Mail, Toronto Standard, Der Spiegel, ZEIT, Tagesspiegel, El Pais, Libération, Russia Today, Global Times, Apple Daily HK, among many others.