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 ] disruptiv.biz