Tatiana Bazzichelli is a researcher working in the field of network culture, hacktivism & whistleblowing

2016-17: Visiting Lecturer at the Fachhochschule Potsdam, University of Applied Sciences, Degree in Cultural Practice, Campus FHP, Potsdam (Germany).

2012-14: Postdoc Researcher at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, as part of the Centre for Digital Cultures (Art and Civic Media Research Group), and the Institute for Culture and Aesthetic Digital Media, Faculty of Cultural Studies, within the research framework and practice-based project “transmedial culture” in cooperation with transmediale festival (April 2012-March 2014).

2011: Affiliated Researcher, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark, Granted by the Aarhus University Research Foundation /AUFF (September – December 2011).

2011: Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, researching on the intersections between art, hacker culture and network economy, focusing on disruptive art practices in the business of social media (September 2008- August 2011).

2009: Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Human Sciences & Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), California, USA. Research focus: hacker culture and disruptive innovation in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

2002: High Formation Course on Management of Arts and Culture at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Cortona, 29th April-18th May 2002;

2001: M.A. in New Media and Communication, with a specialization in Digital TV, achieved September 28th, 2001, at the University “Tor Vergata”, Rome;

1999: Degree in Communication and Mass Media, achieved July 13th, 1999, at University “La Sapienza” in Rome, with the vote of 110/110 with laude. Department of Sociology of Mass Communication, Faculty of Sociology. Title of M.A.Thesis: Real Practices for Virtual Bodies.

Most relevant publications:


Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2013, Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking, DARC, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre Press, Aarhus University (PhD Dissertation).

Bazzichelli Tatiana, Cox Geoff eds., 2013, Disrupting Business: Art & Activism in Times of Financial Crisis, DATA browser 05, New York, Autonomedia.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2009, Networking. The Net as Artwork, DARC – Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. Preface by Derrick De Kerckhove.

Bazzichelli, T. 2006, Networking. La rete come arte, Milan, Italy; Costa & Nolan Ed. Preface by Derrick De Kerckhove.

Preface of Books:

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2015, Preface for the English translation of the book The Cyborg by Antonio Caronia, Meson Press, Hybrid Publishing Lab, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2010, Preface for Parla come navighi. Antologia della webletteratura italiana (Anthology of Italian Webliterature), Milan, Il Foglio Letterario, 2010. Edited by Mario Gerosa.

Exhibition Catalogues

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2015, “SAMIZDATA: Human P2P Networks as Artistic Evidence”, in SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy, Jacob Appelbaum first solo show, curated by T. Bazzichelli, September 11 – October 31 2015, NOME, Berlin.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2015, “Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and Business”, Exhibition curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, March 11 – April 3, 2015 Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia; April 23 – May 14 2015, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia.

Book Chapters:

Bazzichelli Tatiana, forthcoming 2018, “Art as Evidence: When Art Meets Whistleblowing” essay in Kluitenberg, E., & Garcia, D., (eds.), Tactical Media Anthology (tentative title), The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Peer reviewed chapter.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2016, “reSource: A Year-Round Festival Program”, essay in Across and Beyond – A transmediale Reader on Post-Digital Art, Research & Critical Practice, Bishop, R., Gansing, K. & Parikka, J. (eds.). Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany. Peer reviewed chapter.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2015, “Networked Disruption. Connecting Art, Hacktivism, and Business in Political Struggles”, in Peter Weibel (edited by), Global Activism. Art and Conflict in the 21st Century,  ZKM/MIT Press, Cambridge MA, USA.

Bazzichelli, Tatiana, 2013, “Disruptive Business as Artistic Intervention” published in Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch (edited by) Unlike Us Reader: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2013.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2012, “The Network is the Message! Eine Kritik des Social Networking”, in C. Apprich, F. Stalder (edited by), Vergessene Zukunft. Radikale Netzkulturen in Europa, transcript, Bielefeld.

Bazzichelli T. 2011, “On Hacktivist Pornography and Networked Porn”, essay in the Arse Elekotronika Catalogue, edited by Monochrom (AT), Re/Search Publications, San Francisco, USA.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2010-11, “The Disruptive Art of Business”/”L’arte disruptiva del business”, essay in RomaEuropaFakeFactory, book edited by C. Hendrickson, S. Iaconesi, O. Persico, F. Ruberti, L. Simeone, Derive Approdi Ed., Rome, Italy. Reprinted in the catalogue: “Zone Video 2000/2011: 10 years of multimedia experiences”, Empoli, Associazione Vidéa, 2011.

Bazzichelli T., 2007, “Artivism. The Conscious Creation of Art”. Interview in Artivismo Tecnologico. Scritti e interviste su Arte, Politica, Teatro e Tecnologie, book by G. Verde, Pisa, Italy, BFS Edizioni;

Bazzichelli T., 2005, “From Telestreet to Hackmeetings. The Network of Independent Information”. Essay in the book Marcello PecchioliNeotelevisione. Elementi di un linguaggio catodico glocal/e, Milan, Costa & Nolan;

Bazzichelli T., 2004, “Cyberpunk. Interview with the Publix Theatre Caravan”. Essay in the book The best of A-Teatro 2001-2003, Milan, Italy, Principe Costante Ed.

M.A. Thesis:

Bazzichelli Tatiana, Real Practices for Virtual Bodies: For a reformulation of the concept of artwork through new technologies; University la Sapienza, Faculty of Sociology, Dep. Sociology of Communications, Rome, 1999.

Journal Articles and Papers:

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2014, “The Art of Disclosure: Interview with Laura Poitras”, in The Afterglow transmediale magazine, issue #2, Berlin, p. 16-18;

Bazzichelli T., Gansing K., 2014, Curatorial introduction “Afterglow Conference”, transmediale 2014 afterglow, Berlin, 2014 published on;

Bazzichelli, T. ed, 2013, “snapchat:#bln” (“reSource Chats 1-2-3”, “Networking Berlin’s transmedial culture”), in Uncertain Space: Media Art All Over? transmediale magazine, issue #1, Berlin, 2013, p. 4-15, published on:;

Andersen C.U., Bazzichelli T., Beverungen A., Cox G., Gansing K., 2013, “Editorial Researching BWPWAP”, published in Researching BWPWAP: How Can We Save Research From Itself? A Peer Reviewed Newspaper, Volume 2, Issue 2, published by Digital Aesthetics Research Center Aarhus University in collaboration with reSource transmedial culture berlin/transmediale 2013.

Bazzichelli T., Gansing K., Lillemose J., Schwierin M., 2013, “BWPWAP, Back When Pluto Was a Planet”, Curatorial introduction, BWPWAP Festival Catalog, transmediale 2013, Berlin.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2013 “Atypo: ibridare libri d’artista oltre i limiti dell’autorialità” published in the VV.AA., A typo exhibition catalog, A typo virtual publishing house, Pisa, Italy, 2013.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2012, “reSource for transmedial culture: Networking Communities as Research Practice”, in World of the News: The world’s greatest peer-reviewed newspaper of in/compatible research, Vol. 1 – Issue 2, Berlin, Germany, transmediale 2k+12 Edition. Peer reviewed article.

Bazzichelli Tatiana, 2011, Interview in: V. Campanelli and D. Capasso, Culture and New Media. Five Questions by Lev Manovich, MAO, Media & Arts Office Onlus, Naples, Italy.

Bazzichelli, Tatiana, 2011, “When Art Goes Disruptive: The A/Moral Dis/Order of Recursive Publics”, Public Interfaces, Vol. 1 – Issue 1, Aarhus University, Denmark, January 12, 2011 – January 13, 2011. Peer reviewed article.

Bazzichelli, T. 2010, “Towards a Critique of Social Networking. Practices of Networking in Grassroots Communities From Mail Art to the Case of Anna Adamolo”, Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements, vol. 2 no. 2, November 2010, Peer reviewed article.

Bazzichelli T. 2010, “If You Can’t Hack ’em, Absorb ’em or the Endless Dance of the Corporate Revolution”, essay in Concept Store nr. 3, journal by Arnolfini Contemporary Art Gallery, Bristol, UK;

Bazzichelli, T. 2010, “Aesthetics of Common Participation and Networking Enterprises”; paper for the Conference: Interweaving Technologies, Aarhus, DK, April 21st-23rd, 2010;

Bazzichelli, T. 2009, “The Art of Networking. Networking practices in grassroots communities”; paper for the Oekonux Conference, Manchester, UK, March 27th-29th, 2009;

Bazzichelli, T. 2009, “Toygenosomic / Ludic Society”; text for the catalogue of the exhibition Enter Action. Digital Art Now, AROS Kunstmuseum, February-April 2009, Aarhus, Denmark;

Bazzichelli, T. 2009, “A Reflection on the Activist Strategies in the Web 2.0 Era.”, published on Vector E.Zine, Porto (Portugal), January 2009.

Bazzichelli, T. 2007, “The Italian Counterculture Digital Network”, paper for the International Digital Art Festival, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2006; published in A mínima nr. 20, Revista de Arte y Nuevas Tecnologias, Barcelona, 2007.

Collaboration in the editorial board of Avatar Academic Journal of the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Science of Communication, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, edited by Prof. Massimo Canevacci. List of essays:

Bazzichelli, T. 2005, Subversive Body-Tech. Essay in Avatar n.5, Academic Journal of Department of Cultural Antropology, University la Sapienza, Rome, 2005;

Bazzichelli, T. 2003, The Détournement of Bits. From Situationism to Cybersquatting. Essay in Avatar n.4, Academic Journal of Department of Cultural Antropology, University la Sapienza, Rome, 2003.