Paolo Cirio is a media artist known for his controversial and innovative artworks. Cirio explores the idea of manipulation of information’s power through rearrangements of flows and structures of social, legal and economic networks. His controversial works unsettled Facebook, VISA, Amazon, Google, Cayman Islands and NATO, among others.
He defines his works as sculptural performances of the power of information. He is particularly interested in how specific arrangements of information influence the creation and perception of social realities, as well as personal emotional states, interpersonal relationships and instinctive human behavior. He sees art as a means to grab attention and to inform critically, invent utopias and provoke subversive acts through visual and emotional sensational impact.