Loophole for All
2013. Two video channels and digital prints US letter size.

» Website: Loophole4All.com


Press material
- 4th Press Release, 2nd June 2014
- 3rd Press Release, 5th April 2013
- 2nd Press Release, 10th March 2013
- 1st Press Release, 15th February 2013

- Text final recap project, 2014
- Article on AleterNet by the artist, 2013
- Text research about offshore finance

- Interview on Wild Magazine, U.S., 2014
- Interview for Prix Ars, Austria, 2014
- Interview on Libération, France, 2014
- Interview on Verge, U.S. 2013

- Pics of the Installations in High-Res
- Pics of stacks of Caymans certificates
- Selected Caymans certificates HD-jpg
- Diagram of the operations in pdf

- Watch introductory video
- Watch excerpts experts interviews
- Watch the interview with the artist
- Download videos in HD


Selected press coverage
- ARTINFO, review - update, U.S., 2013
- AlterNet, artist's article, U.S., 2013
- The Nation, video interview, U.S., 2013
- The Verge, interview, U.S., 2013
- FastCompany, review, U.S., 2013
- Dazed and Confused, UK, 2013
- Tax Justice, review, UK, 2013
- Cayman 27, TV News, Cayman, 2013
- CayCompass, news, Cayman, 2013
- Cayman News Service, Cayman, 2013
- Royal Gazette, news, Bermuda 2013
- Select, review, Brazil, 2013
- El Pais, interview, Spain, 2013
- United Explanations, Spain, 2013
- 20 Minutos, review, Spain, 2013
- Libération, interview, France, 2014
- Wiener Zeitung, review, Austria, 2014
- derStandard, review, Austria, 2013
- E-24, news, Norway, 2013
- Iefimerida, news, Greece 2013
- Atlatszo, review, Hungary, 2013
- Delo, interview, Slovenia, 2014
- SIOL, interview, Slovenia, 2014
- SLO RTV, interview, Slovenia, 2014
- Espresso, interview, Italy, 2013
- Fatto Quotidiano, news, Italy, 2013
- Giornalettismo, news, Italy, 2013
- ArtShake, review, Italy, 2013
- Polo democratico, Colombia, 2013
- Blouinartinfo, review, Germany, 2013
- RebelArt, review, Germany, 2013
- Nerdcore, review, Germany, 2013
- Neoteo, review, Spain, 2013
- UOC, review, Spain, 2013

This artwork undermined the idea of having a company "on paper" in countries considered financial offshore centers. The artist unveiled over 200,000 Cayman Islands companies and reversed global finance machination. The website Loophole4All.com promoted the sale of real identities of anonymous Cayman companies at low cost to democratize the privileges of offshore businesses. The corporate identity theft was enabled by forging Certificates of Incorporation issued with the artist's real name and signature. This performance generated international media attention and engaged an active audience, as well as produced outrage from authorities on the Cayman Islands, international banking, accounting, and law firms, individual owners of real companies, and PayPal. As part of the conceptual work, Cirio set up his own company in the City of London and took advantage of other jurisdictions to shield personal liability and revenues. Further, the artist interviewed major experts and produced a video documentary investigating offshore centers to expose their social costs and to envision solutions to global economic inequality. In the offline art installation, the paper trail of the project is displayed with prints of the counterfeited Certificates of Incorporation and the documents of the scheme set up for the operation.

Selected pictures of installations at the following shows
CCC Strozzina, Florence; Aksioma, Ljubljana; MAK, Vienna; ZKM, Karlsruhe; HeK, Basel;
OKZentrum Ars Electronica, Linz; TENT, Rotterdam, Kunstverein, Kassel.

Video playlist



Awards
First Prize, Golden Nica, Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica, 2014, Linz - Austria
Nomination, Net Based Award, HeK, 2016, Basel - Switzerland
Nomination, Golden Cube Award, Dokfest, 2015, Kassel - Germany

Selected shows and presentations
Hybrids, exhibition at Onassis Cultural Center, 2016, Athens - Greece
Your Mind into a Brezel
, exhibition at Kunstverein Neuhausen, 2016, Stuttgart - Germany
It's the Political Economy, Stupid, exhibition at DAAP Reed Gallery, 2016, Cincinnati - U.S.
32nd Kassel Documentary festival, exhibition at Kasseler Kunstverein, 2015, Kassel - Germany
Poetics and Politics of Data, exhibition at House of Electronic Arts, 2015, Basel - Switzerland
Secret, exhibition at Science Gallery, 2015, Dublin - Ireland
EMAF, exhibition at Kunsthalle Osnabrück, 2015, Osnabrück - Germany
After Transparency, Solo Show at Centre Culturel Bellegard, 2015, Toulouse - France
It's The Political Economy, Stupid, exhibition at DAAP Galleries, 2015, Cincinnati - U.S.
C what it takes to change, exhibition and lecture at Ars Electronica, 2014, Linz - Austria
The Value of Nothing, exhibition at TENT, 2014, Rotterdam - Netherlands
Loophole for All, solo show at Aksioma | Project Space. 2014. Ljubljana - Slovenia
It's The Political Economy, Stupid, exhibition at Galerija Nova, 2014, Zagreb - Croatia
Global aCtIVISm, exhibition at ZKM, 2013, Karlsruhe - Germany
Unstable Territories, at Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, 2013, Florence, Italy
Out of The Box, exhibition at MAK, Museum for Applied Arts, 2013, Vienna - Austria
Jurisdiction Shopping, solo show exhibition at Kasa Gallery, 2013, Istanbul - Turkey
Decoding the Flow, online exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Cuts, 2013, London - UK
Symposium Technologies Social Innovationat, Echegaray Theatret, 2013, Malaga - Spain
Cultural Hijack: Rethinking Intervention at Architectural Association, 2013, London - UK
It's The Political Economy, Stupid, Center Cultural Decontamination, 2013, Belgrade - Serbia
It's The Political Economy, Stupid, Gallery 400, UIC, 2013, Chicago - U.S.

Selected bibliography
Art Beyond Digital, Book, Link Editions, Italy, 2018, ISBN 9780244085926
L'art au-delà du digital, Book, Scala, France, 2018, ISBN 9782359881974
Art After Money, Money After Art, Book, Review, Pluto Press, UK, 2018, ISBN 9780745338248
Screening Economies, Book, Interview, Transcript, Germany, 2018, ISBN 9783837645279
Art in the Age of Financial Crisis, Visual Resources, Journal, Interview, Taylor & Francis, UK, 2018, Vol. 34
Culture Jamming, Book, Interview, NYU Press, U.S., 2017, ISBN 147987972X
Essays on the Culture of Software, Book, Review, John Wiley & Sons, UK, 2017, ISBN 1509517197
The Art of Paolo Cirio, Theory Culture & Society, Journal, Review, Sage, UK, 2017, ISSN: 0263-2764
AFK. Texts on Artists, Book, Review, Lulu, Italy, 2016, ISBN 1326892924
The Art of Being Many, Book, Review, Verlag, Germany, 2016, ISBN 3839433134
Diagrams & Algorithms, Finance & Society, Journal, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2016, Vol 2, No 2
Irony, Katalog, Catalog, European Media Festival, Germany, 2015, ISBN 9783926501264
Red Art, Book, Leonardo, UK, 2014, Volume 20 Issue 1, ISBN 9781906897284
CAAC, Book, Castilla La Mancha, Spain, 2014, ISBN 9788490442357
Out of the Box, Catalog, Universitat fur angewande Kunst Wien, Austria, 2014, ISBN 9783200033825
C..What it takes to change, Catalog, Hatje Cantz, Austria, 2014, ISBN 9783775738491
Kunstbulletin, Magazine, Switzerland, 2014, Issue 1/3
Cybercrusaders, ArtAsiaPacific, Magazine, Review, Hong Kong, March/April 2014, Issue 87
à un clic du paradis , Libération, Newspaper, France, 2014
Sobotna Priloga, Delo, neswpaper, Slovenia, 2014, Jan. 25th
Disrupting Business - DATA browser 05, Book, Autonomedia, U.S., 2013, ISBN 9781570272646
Territori instabili/Unstable Territory, Catalog, Mandragora, Italy, 2013, ISBN 9788874612147
EL PAÍS, Newspaper, Spain, March 14th 2013

Installation at Poetics and Politics of Data, exhibition at House of Electronic Arts, Basel - Switzerland. 2015




Installation at Unstable Territories, at Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence, Italy. 2013


CyberArts, exhibition at Ars Electronica, OK Zentrum, Linz - Austria. 2014


Installation at Loophole for All, Paolo Cirio's solo show at Aksioma | Project Space. Ljubljana - Slovenia. 2014




Installation at Kasseler Kunstverein for 32nd Kassel Documentary festival, Kassel - Germany. 2015



A few thousand Caymans companies on paper


Certificate of incorporation of Paolo Cirio Ltd. in the City of London, UK


Letter of notification of frozen PayPal account from Luxemburg



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