About Paolo

Bio

Paolo Ciregia (1987, Italy), lives and works in Italy. In the last five years his artistic research has been focused on Ukraine, first documenting the Russian Ukrainian conflict, later manipulating and rewor- king his personal archive in a new way. Political ideologies, alienation, and means of mass control are topics on which he based his research; dissecting and reworking the languages and their sym- bols, Ciregia’s aim is to reveal the atrocities behind the war, destroying the false and arrogant patina created by propaganda throught installations aimed by a strong emotional impact, creating .

His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including (New York, London, Wales, Rome, Milan, Turin, Zagreb, Alicante, Reggio Emilia, Turin, Prato).

Among the major prizes are Winner of Talent FOAM Amsterdam 2016, winner of “ LOOP, Giovane Fotografia Italiana”, Festival Fotografia Europea 2017, ”Honorable jury Mention” at Premio Francesco Fabbri (2016), TU35 at the Museo Pecci in Prato 2017, winner of Leica Talent 2012.

Awards

_FOAM TALENT 2016, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Olanda.

_Jeune Creation Europeenne, Biennale JCE 2017/2019, Montrouge, Paris, France.

_Won Giovane Fotografia Italiana #5, Fotografia Europea 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy

_Finalista TU35 Pecci Museum, 2016. Prato, Italy

_Menzione della giuria, Premio Fabbri per l’arte contemporanea, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, TV, 2016

_Selected for TU35 Museo Pecci, 2015. Prato (FI), Italia.

_Winner of Ogan Vida Festival, 2015. Zagabria, Croatia.

_Finalist Photolux award 2015, Lucca, Italy.

_Finalist the PHE OjodePez Award for Human Values 2014. Madrid, Spain.

_Won Leica Talent 2012, Milan, Italy.

Solo exhibitions

2017 _ L’Elefante Gallery, Treviso, Italy _ “Forse sarà di nuovo”, curated by Carlo Sala

2017 _ EX Munitions Factory, Cardiff, Wales _ “ Perestrojka” curated by David Drake during “Diffusion Biennial”

2016 _ Officine Fotografiche, Rome _ “ Perestrojka” curated by Emilio D’Itri during“ Fotoleggendo” -2016- MC2 Gallery, Milan_ “ Perestrojka”curated by Claudio Composti

2015 _ The others Fair, Turin _ “Perestrojka”

2015 _ LaBottega, Marina di Pietrasanta _ “ Perestrojka” curated by Giulia Guidi

2015 _ Galleria Moitrè, Turin_ “ U Okraina” curated by Giulia Guidi

2014 _ Villa del Principe, Genova _ “ the boy the beast and the butterfly” curated by Sandro Iovine

Group exhibitions

2017 _ Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, (TV), Italy _ Premio Francesco Fabbri for Emerging Arts, curated by Carlo Sala 2017 _ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London _ FOAM TALENT 2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Mirjam Kooiman 2017 _ Red Hook Gallery, Brooklyn, New York_ FOAM TALENT 2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Mirjam Kooiman 2017 _ Palazzo dei Musei, Reggio Emilia, “Festival Fotografia Europea”_ “ Exeresi” curated by Daniele de Luigi

2016 _ Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Treviso _ “ Ideological Loop” curated by Carlo Sala

2016 _ PAN, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Napoli _ “ Ideological Loop” curated by Antonio Palumbo 2016 _ TU35 Luigi Pecci Museum, Prato_ “ Ideological Loop”

2016 _ Stadio di Domiziano Museum, Piazza Navona, Rome_ “ Perestrojka”

2016 _ Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade_ “ U Okraina”

2016 _ MC2 Gallery, Milan, “ Periscope exhibition” _ “ Ideological Loop” curated by Claudio Composti 2016 _ PALAZZO MARLIANI CICOGNA, Busto Arsizio_ “ Perestrojka” curated by Claudio Composti 2015 _ TU35 Luigi Pecci Museum, Prato_ “ Perestrojka”

2015 _ Klovicevi Dvori Contemporary Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia_ “ U Okraina” during

Organ Vida 7

2015 _ Photoville, New York_ “ U Okraina “

2014 _ FNAC in Alicante, (Spain) together with the other 9 finalists PHotoEspaña

2013 _Lugano Photo days, Lugano, Swiss

Age 32
Nationality Italian