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 reworking 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 symbols, 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

2016 Foam Talent.
→ Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Olanda.
2017 Jeune Creation Europeenne.
→ Biennale JCE 2017/2019, Montrouge, Paris, France.
2017 Won Giovane Fotografia Italiana #5, Fotografia Europea.
→ Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2016 Finalista TU35.
→ Pecci Museum Prato, Italy.
2016 Menzione della giuria “Premio Fabbri per l’arte contemporanea”.
→ Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, Treviso, Italy.
2015 Selected for “Geografie dell’Arte Emergente”.
→ Pecci Museum Prato, Italy.
2015 Winner of Ogan Vida Festival.
→ Zagabria, Croatia.
2015 Finalist Photolux Award.
→ Lucca, Italy.
2014 Finalist the PHE OjodePez Award for Human Values.
→ Madrid, Spain.
2012 Won Leica Talent.
→ Milan, Italy.

Solo exhibitions

2017 “Forse sarà di nuovo” curated by Carlo Sala.
→ L’Elefante Gallery, Treviso, Italy.
2017 “Perestrojka” curated by David Drake during “Diffusion Biennial”.
→ EX Munitions Factory, Cardiff, Wales.
2016 “Perestrojka” curated by Emilio D’Itri during “Fotoleggendo”.
→ Officine Fotografiche, Rome, Italy.
2016 “Perestrojka” curated by Claudio Composti.
→ MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2015 “Perestrojka”.
→ The Others Fair Turin, Italy.
2015 “Perestrojka” curated by Giulia Guidi.
→ LaBottega, Marina di Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy.
2015 “U Okraina” curated by Giulia Guidi.
→ Galleria Moitrè, Turin, Italy.
2014 “The boy the beast and the butterfly” curated by Sandro Iovine.
→ Villa del Principe, Genoa, Italy.

Group exhibitions

2018 “Stati di tensione” curated by Carlo Sala.
→ MuFoCo Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy.
2018 Bologna Arte Fiera.
→ Galleria L’Elefante, Treviso, Italy.
2017 Premio Francesco Fabbri for Emerging Arts, curated by Carlo Sala.
→ Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, Treviso, Italy.
2017 Foam Talent 2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Mirjam Kooiman.
→ Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, England.
2017 Foam Talent 2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Mirjam Kooiman.
→ Red Hook Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States.
2017 “Festival Fotografia Europea”, “Exeresi” curated by Daniele de Luigi.
→ Palazzo dei Musei, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Carlo Sala.
→ Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, Treviso, Italy.
2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Antonio Palumbo.
→ PAN, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Naples, Italy.
2016 “Ideological Loop” TU35.
→ Luigi Pecci Museum, Prato, Italy.
2016 “Perestrojka”.
→ Stadio di Domiziano Museum, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy.
2016 “U Okraina”.
→ Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.
2016 “Ideological Loop” curated by Claudio Composti.
→ Periscope exhibition, MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2016 “Perestrojka” curated by Claudio Composti.
→ Palazzo Marliani Cicogna, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy.
2015 “Perestrojka” TU35.
→ Luigi Pecci Museum, Prato, Italy.
2015 “U Okraina” during Organ Vida 7. → Klovicevi Dvori Contemporary Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia.
2015 “U Okraina”.
→ Photoville, New York, United States.
2014 Together with the finalists PHotoEspaña.
→ FNAC, Alicante, Spain.
2013 Lugano Photo days.
→ Lugano, Swiss.