Bio

tatiana-bazzichelliTatiana Bazzichelli is a curator and researcher on hacktivism and network culture. She is the artistic director and founder of Disruption Network Lab, a laboratory of research and practice on art, hacktivism and disruption, based in Berlin.

She is Visiting Lecturer at the Fachhochschule Potsdam, the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP), in the Department of Cultural Practice.

In 2011-2014 she was curator of the transmediale festival in Berlin, where she developed the reSource transmedial culture berlin, the programme of transmediale that happens throughout the year in the city of Berlin, and worked as programme curator for the festival editions 2012-2014.
In 2012-14 she was Postdoc researcher at the Centre for Digital Cultures /Leuphana University of Lüneburg (DE), within the Art and Civic Media Cluster, developing the practice-based research project “transmedial culture”, as a collaboration between Leuphana University and transmediale festival.

In 2011 she received a Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies from Aarhus University (DK), researching disruptive art practices in social networking. Her dissertation. Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, 2013), contributed in setting the basis for the Aarhus University Research Idea “Disruptive Innovation in Digital Art/Activism and Business”, Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University. In 2009 she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (Human Sciences and Technologies Advance Research Institute, H-STAR) researching hacker culture and disruptive business in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Her last book is Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (co-edited with Geoff Cox), Autonomedia, New York, 2013.

She has been active in the Italian hacker community since the end of the ’90s and is the founder of the AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism project (www.ecn.org/aha), which won the Honorary Mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica (Prix Ars Electronica 2007). In 2006 she wrote the book: Networking. The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, 2006/DARC Press, 2008). In 2002, she initiated the aha.list, the most popular in Italian art and hacktivism according to Neural online.

She organized several exhibitions and conventions on media art and hacktivism, such as Sousveillance (Aarhus University, 2009), HACK.Fem.EAST (www.hackfemeast.org, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin, 2008), HackMIT! (MachMIT Museum, Berlin, 2007), CUM2CUT (www.cum,2cut.net, Kant Kino Berlin, 2006-2008), Hack.it.art (Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin 2005), Art on the Net in Italy (Berlin 2005), MediaDemocracy and Telestreet (Munich, 2004), AHA (Rome, 2002), Hacker Art Lab (Perugia, 2000).

She was born in Rome and moved to Berlin in 2003 (with a research break in Aarhus /Denmark from 2008-11). Today she lives and works in Berlin.

email: tbazz [ at ] disruptionlab.org

Honors and Grants

2016: City Tax Fund (Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei, Kulturelle Angelegenheiten), for the conference programme “Disruption Network Lab”, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (June-November 2016);

2015: Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds), for the conference programme “Disruption Network Lab”, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (April-December 2015);

2015: “Italian of the Year 2014” Award by the Comites of Berlin (Committee of Italians Abroad), in cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin;

2013: Curatorial research grant for travel abroad by Goethe Institute, Germany (research project in the field of international contemporary art in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil);

2011: Research grant by the Aarhus University Research Foundation, AUFF, Denmark (transition grant between PhD and Post-Doc);

2009: Research grant for visiting scholarship at the Human Sciences & Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), Stanford University, California, granted by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI);

2008: Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds) Berlin, for the exhibition project Hack.Fem.EAST. Women, Technology and Networks in Eastern Europe, held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin (10 May-22 June 2008);

2007: Honorary Mention – Digital Communities – Ars Electronica Festival 2007, Linz (AT), for the networking project and community AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism;

2007: Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds) Berlin, for the exhibition project HackMit! – Medien und Kunst zum Leben, MACHmit Museum fuer Kinder, Berlin (1 May-26 August 2007).