(b. in Turin, Italy, 1979) Lives and works in New York (USA).
Paolo Cirio’s art practice embodies the conflicts, contradictions, ethics, limits, and potentials inherent to the social complexity of information society through a critical and proactive approach. His artworks stimulate ways of seeing, examining, and challenging modern complex social systems, processes, and dynamics. Paolo Cirio has exhibited at the C/O Berlin; Museum für Fotografie, Berlin; Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art of Luxembourg; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Somerset House, London; ICP Museum, NYC; China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; MoCA Sydney; ZKM, Karlsruhe; CCCB, Barcelona; CCC Strozzina, Florence; MoCA Denver; MAK, Vienna; National Fine Arts Museum, Taichung; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; PAN, Naples; MoCA Tapei; Sydney Biennial; and NTT ICC, Tokyo.
(b. in Manila, Philippines, 1989) Lives and works in Cainta (Philippines).
Cian Dayrit’s practice involves counter cartography, revising historical and political narratives, and excavating ancient mythologies. His cartographic projects ‘Exposition’ (2016), which worked with the historical collections of the Lopez Museum and Library (Pasig, Philippines), and Atlas of the Global South (2016), a series of collaged and symbolic paintings, show how empire scored out the maps of the modern world, how its aftermath perpetuates industrial development, and how alternative territories might be imagined from the ground-up. Informed by the experience of colonialism from the perspective of the Philippines, Dayrit’s work nonetheless resists being fixed to a specific position or location. Solo exhibitions include “Spectacles of the Third World” at Tin-Aw Gallery, Makati City, Philippines (2015); “Polycephalous” at Art Informal, San Juan City, Philippines (2014); and “The Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex” at U.P. Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines (2013).
Founded in Berlin in 2015, NOME works with international emerging and mid-career artists whose practices are engaged with politics, technology, and histories of the present, across diverse disciplines and media. Each year one represented artist curates a group show for the gallery. In 2017 Paolo Cirio curated the exhibition ‘Evidentiary Realism’, focusing on forms of realism based in investigative and forensic approaches in the post-9/11 era.
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