Artistic Director & Curator

Brandon Bryant, former US drone operator speaks at Disruption Network Lab, DRONES, April 2015, Berlin. Photo: Nadine Nelken.

Tatiana Bazzichelli develops and curates festival programmes, conferences and networking projects which present and generate new possible routes of social and political action within the framework of hacktivism, digital culture and information technology, focusing on the intersection of politics, technology and society.


2014 to date: Founder, Artistic Director and Programme Curator at “Disruption Network Lab”
Berlin, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. List of events:

CITIZENS OF EVIDENCE: Independent Investigations for Change (September 20-21, 2019)

AI TRAPS: Automating Discrimination (June 14-15, 2019)

DARK HAVENS: Confronting Hidden Money & Power (April 5-6, 2019)

INFILTRATION: Challenging Supremacism (September 7-9, 2018)

HATE NEWS: Manipulators, Trolls & Influencers (May 25-26, 2018)

TERROR FEEDS: Inside the Fear Machine (November 24-26, 2017)

PRISONERS OF DISSENT: Locked Up for Exposing Crime – Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin (May 12, 2017);

TRUTH TELLERS: The Impact of Speaking Out (November 25-26, 2016);

IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge  (September 30-October 1, 2016);

DEEP CABLES: Uncovering the Wiring of the World (June 17-18, 2016);

BOTS: Tracking Systems of Control – Somerset House, London (April 15, 2016);

STUNTS: Distributed, Playful and Disruptive (December 12, 2015);

PORNTUBES: Sharing the Explicit (October 31, 2015);

SAMIZDATA: Tactics and Strategies for Resistance (September 11-12, 2015);

A GAME OF YOU: Into the Social Media Vortex (August 8-9, 2015);

CYBORG: Hacktivists, Freaks & Hybrid Uprisings (May 29-30, 2015);

DRONES: Eyes From a Distance (April 17-18, 2015).


2011-2014: Conference & Programme Curator, transmediale festival for art & digital culture – Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Klosterstr. 68 10179 Berlin.

2014: Conference Programme “Hashes to Ashes”;
2014: Conference Programme
“Will You Be My Trashure?” (co-curator);
Afterglow // transmediale 2014, 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin;
2013: Conference Programme, Workshops and Installations
BWPWAP // transmediale 2013, 29 Jan – 3 Feb 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin;
2012: Talk Programme & Workshops, reSource transmedial culture in/compatible // transmediale 2012, 31 Jan – 5 Feb 2012, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

2011-2014: Curator of Yearly Festival Programme, transmediale festival for art & digital culture

reSource 006: Overflow, Panels, Workshops and Performances, 12-14 September 2013, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin;
reSource 005: The Medium of Treason, Panel, 5 May 2013, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin;
reSource 004: Networked Disruption, Panel, 26 March 2013, c-base berlin;
reSource 003/Vorspiel: Pre-festival weekend of distributed events, 25-27 January 2013, 35 venues all over Berlin;
reSource 002: Out of Place, Out of Time, panels, workshops and performances, 22-24 August, 2012, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin;
reSource 001: Trial Crack, panels and workshops, 11-12 May, 2012, General Public, Berlin.

2000-2017: Freelance Curator of Exhibitions and Conferences

Web Residencies for Solitude and ZKM, “Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence” (juror and curator), Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, February-March 2017.
Conference Panel “Capturing Network Traffic” at Art Meets Radical Openness – Festival, AFO Architekturforum, Linz, Austria, May 28, 2016.
Exhibition “SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy”, Jacob Appelbaum’s first solo show in Germany, September 10-October 31, 2015, NOME Gallery Berlin.
Exhibition “Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and Business“, Škuc Galerie, Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 11, April 3, 2015); Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia (April 23, May 14, 2015).
Exhibition “Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and Business“, Seminar at the Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 11-12, 2015.
Conference Panels on Disruption at “Art Meets Radical Openness”- Festival, AFO Architekturforum, Linz, Austria, May 28-31, 2014.
Conference, Workshops, Outdoor Interventions, Sousveillance. The Art of Inverse Surveillance, 8th-9th February 2009, Aarhus Univeristy, Denmark. In partnership with ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Skive Kunstmuseum, and the Italian Culture Institute of Copenhagen.
Exhibition and Conference Hack.Fem.East, Women and Technology in Networks, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, 9th May-22nd June 2008 (;
Festival: Co-Director Cum2Cut – Indie-Porn Short Film Festival, KantKino and other venues, October 2006 and 2007, PornFilmFestival Berlin.
Exhibition and Workshops Hackmit! Medien und Kunst zum Leben, MACHmit! Museum for Children, Berlin, 1st May-26th August 2007;
Seminars Net Art in Italy. From New Media Art to Hacker Art, Sardisches Kultur-Zentrum Berlin, April 2007;
Conference ZoneActive, at ZoneVideo Festival in Empoli, 28th-29th March 2006, Florence;
Exhibition Carnival of Venice, MACHmit! Museum for Children, Berlin, 2006;
Exhibition and Conference, Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin, 15th January-27th February 2005;
Exhibition and Conference MediaDemocracy and Telestreet, Networking Free TV, Muffathalle, Munich, Germany, 14th-16th July 2004;
Exhibition Kairòs, The Virtuality of Art and the Reality of Images, Palazzo Piacentini, Center of Contemporary Art, San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), May 17th – June 22th 2003;
Discussion and Installations AHA.v2, video projects on media activism within Department of Sociology of Mass Communication, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, March 2003;
Exhibition AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism, Making art doing multimedia, Museum Laboratory of Contemporary Art, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, February 8th – March 1st 2002;
Conference Hacker Art Lab: scenarios of artistic mutation through new technologies, bATiK 4.0, International Film Festival, Perugia, Rocca Paolina, November 12th 2000;
Conference Art as reality practice: reflections on the use of technology in artistic experimentation from the Avant-garde to Net Art, Hackmeeting 2000, Forte Prenestino, Rome June 16th-17th 2000.


2019: Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds), for the conference programme “The Art of Exposing Injustice”, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (April-November 2019);

2018: Spartenoffene Förderung (Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa), for the conference programme “Misinformation Ecosystems”, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (May-September 2017);

2016: City Tax Fund (Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei, Kulturelle Angelegenheiten), for the conference programme “Art & Evidence”, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (June-December 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).