Next Level: Paolo Cirio
AI Attacks

The solo exhibition AI Attacks by Paolo Cirio focuses on the social implications of AI systems, machine learning AI models, and the use of data. Cirio sees AI as a form of automated violence, expressed through surveillance, discrimination, and disinformation. With his work, he challenges power structures by exploring AI for his counterattacks.

The exhibition showcases installations with prints, videos, and artefacts, highlighting his online artistic interventions and activist campaigns and prompting reflection among the general public.

Mugshots.com, N8, from the series Obscurity, 2016 © Paolo Cirio.
Street Ghosts, Wibautstraat 7, Amsterdam, from the series Street Ghosts, 2012-On going, 2010 © Paolo Cirio.
Capture, N, from the series Capture, 2020 © Paolo Cirio.

About Paolo Cirio

Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist, activist, and hacker. The central themes he engages with are social, economic, and cultural issues in contemporary society. His interventions and research-based artworks are presented as installations, lectures, artefacts, photos, videos, and public art.

Cirio has participated in solo and group exhibitions at international museums and has won several awards, including Golden Nica first prize at Ars Electronica in Linz, 2014; Transmediale second prize in Berlin, 2006; Eyebeam Fellowship, 2012; and NEA grant at ISCP in NYC, 2017; among other awards.

About Next Level

Since the autumn of 2015, Foam has presented the exhibition series Next Level, with the support of Ammodo. The series aims to introduce innovative art by relatively young artists who make radical new use of photography. Previous editions featured the work of Anne de Vries, Melanie Bonajo, Anouk Kruithof, Jonathas de Andrade and Sara Cwynar. For Next Level, artists also create new work that is premiered in the exhibition.

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Next Level: Paolo Cirio – AI Attacks is made possible by the generous support of Ammodo.

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Next Level: Paolo Cirio
AI Attacks