Paolo Cirio explores the influence of communications networks on individual lives. His conceptual works take the form of photographs, installations, videos, online performances, and interventions in public space.
Overexposed comprises a series of 9 unauthorized photos of high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials. The portraits are enlarged and posted on buildings in big cities around the world. These photographs come from social media and were taken in informal, private contexts. They can be anything, from selfies to pictures of family get-togethers. The series satirizes the ubiquity of surveillance by publicly displaying images of the main officials accountable for secretive mass surveillance and over-classified intelligence programs.
*1979, Turin, lives and works in New York