"Public and Private", Internet Photography, Paolo Cirio's solo show, 2016.
NOME is pleased to present Paolo Cirio's solo show Public and Private
at 515 Arte Contemporanea, Turin.

3 - 12 NOVEMBER 2016, 5pm- 7:30pm

Public and Private deals with the topics of privacy and surveillance related to ownership and the circulation of personal photos over the internet.

Public and Private - Internet Photography - Paolo Cirio's solo show Turin 2016

In the show there are two works from the series Obscurity, a selection of printed mugshots, which were appropriated from the Internet and manipulated by a custom-made algorithm to make the individuals unrecognizable. The work targets major mug-shots websites which are designed to expose personal data affecting reputation with social stigmas and attendant prejudgments. As a final element, this work advocates for a Right to Remove sensitive information from search engine results that jeopardizes the privacy and security of vulnerable individuals. The series will be exhibited at the Ars Electronica Museum in Linz in 2016, MIT Museum in Boston and at the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art in Luxembourg in 2017.

The portraits of Caitlin Hayden, former spokeswoman at the National Security Council (NSC), and David Petraeus, former CIA director, are appropriated selfies from the internet. The photos have been spray-painted on canvas and photographic paper using an HD graffiti stencil technique developed by the artist. These works are from the Overexposed series of portraits of high-ranking US intelligence officials who have been involved in mass surveillance programs or have misled the public about them. Overexposed was exhibited at Centre de la Photographie in Geneva, the ICP Museum in NYC, and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome for the Quadriennale. It will be shown at the Munich Stadtmuseum and at C/O Berlin in 2017.

The artworks from the Street Ghosts series are appropriated photos of people found on Google Street View printed life-size and pasted in the same locations they were taken. Street Ghosts was exhibited in many art institutions including the Open Society Foundation in NYC, and the MCA Denver, and is currently on view at International Kunstverein Luxembourg. It will be shown at Museum für Fotografie in Berlin in 2017.

Paolo Cirio – Public and Private
3 - 12 November 2016, 5pm- 7:30pm

515 Arte Contemporanea
Via Mazzini 40 - 10123 Turin

List of artworks on display at Public and Private solo show by Paolo Cirio:

David Petraeus, 2015
Acrylic paint on photographic paper. 91x106 cm

Caitlin Hayden
, 2015
Acrylic paint on canvas. 91x106 cm

Mugshots.com. N.3, 2016
Archival inkjet on 350gsm paper. 84x105 cm

Mugshots.com. N.4
, 2016
Archival inkjet on 350gsm paper. 84x105 cm

Street Ghost, N°1 - 12 Cheshire Str. E2, London – UK
Street Ghost, N°2 - 134 Brick Lane, E2, London – UK

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