ARTISTIC Director & Curator
Tatiana Bazzichelli is the artistic director and founder of the Disruption Network Lab. She is Visiting Lecturer at the Fachhochschule Potsdam, the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP), in the Department of Cultural Practice. Former programme & conference curator at transmediale festival in Berlin from 2011 to 2014, she initiated and developed the year-round ‘reSource transmedial culture berlin’ project. In 2012-2014 she was Post-Doctoral researcher at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, as part of the Centre for Digital Cultures. In 2011, she received a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Aarhus University in Denmark. In 2009 she was a visiting scholar at the H-STAR, the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute of Stanford University. She wrote the books: Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, Aarhus University, 2013); Networking: The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, Milan, 2006 /DARC Press, Aarhus University, 2008), and co-edited Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (Autonomedia, New York, 2013). Active in the Italian hacker community since the ’90s, her networking project "AHA:Activism-Hacking Artivism" won the honorary mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica 2007. She curated several exhibitions, such as SAMIZDATA (2015-2016), Networked Disruption (2015), HACK.Fem.EAST (2008), HACKmit! (2007) and Hack.it.art (2005) in Berlin, Rome, and other European cities. She was awarded the 2014 “Italian of the Year” by the Comites of Berlin, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin. She was born in Rome and she has been living in Berlin since 2003.
Project Manager & Administration
Claudia Dorfmüller is a graduate of the University of Arts Berlin and has worked on several cultural projects as curator, project manager and editor. For the Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien she curated the exhibition "Antenna Futura" (opened in September 2016). For the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brandenburg she worked as production manager of the art exhibition "Rohkunstbau 2015 – Apocalypse". In 2014 she curated and organised the exhibition "Congress of Articulation" in Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien. For the University of Arts Berlin and others she realised several publication projects.
RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION
Nada Bakr is an Egyptian researcher and arts manager developing her work in media arts through research and practice. In the intersection between art and technology, she investigates ubiquitous technologies in contemporary societies to raise critical reflections on different modes of online resistance discourse. In 2015, she was granted to study at Media Arts Cultures, a two years joint MA between Austria, Denmark, Poland, and Hong Kong. In 2016, Nada attended a summer residency with Impakt Festival in the Netherland and OK Video in Indonesia. Earlier, Nada worked as a project manager of Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre in Cairo and as a project coordinator for the 5th Cairo Video festival edition for video art and experimental film, organized by Medrar for Contemporary art.
Kim Voss graduated in Arts Management and Cultural Work from Fachhochschule Potsdam. She worked as assistant press and communication manager for the theater Sophiensaele in Berlin and as assistant project manager for the conference programme of transmediale festival 2015. In October 2013 she set up an exhibition about Upcycling fashion in the famous defunct amusement park "Spreepark Berlin". Since 2015 she is a project manager of the Disruption Network Lab. As cultural producer and mediator she is taking part in social and aesthetic processes working at the intersection of artistic practice, public interest and the market.
Daniela Silvestrin is an independent researcher, curator and cultural manager with a background in law, history of art and curatorial studies. In her research she explores hybrid artistic practices at the intersection of art, law and science. Driven by the emergence of political and ethical concerns in an era where techno-science increasingly impacts all life and blurs known distinctions (the human and non-human, life and matter), her work focuses on the implications of new technologies analysed through the lens of artistic reflection and knowledge production. After working for four editions of the transmediale festival as project manager, she has been working with both the Disruption Network Lab as guest curator and manager, and with the initiative and collective "STATE Experience Science" in Berlin as art & science curator since both their inceptions in 2014. In the framework of the Disruption Network Lab, she co-curated the events "Cyborg" (May 2015) and "Ignorance" (September 2016). Together with the artists Mario de Vega and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, she is co-editor of the book LIMEN. Ecologies of Transmission (Berlin / Mexico City, 2016). Her research was awarded with the "Working and Research Grant for Visual Art 2015" by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs, Germany.