Valentina Tanni, Art Critic, Curator and Lecturer
Valentina Tanni (Rome, 1976) is a contemporary art critic and curator. Her research is focused on the relationship between art and new media, with particular attention to Internet culture.
In 2002 she graduated in Art History from La Sapienza University in Rome with a master thesis on net art (Net Art.1994-2001) and in the following years she published a great number of articles, reviews and essays about new media art, web culture and contemporary art in general. She is the founder of Random Magazine, one of the first web columns entirely dedicated to net art (that gave also birth to a book in 2011. “Random”, Link Editions), and she is the co-founder of Exibart and Artribune, two important italian art magazines. She also directed the online version of the magazine FMR (FMR Online). She curated the Net section of the art show Media Connection (Rome and Milan, 2001), the exhibitions Netizens (Rome, 2002), L’oading. Genetically Modified Videogames (Syracuse, 2003), Maps and Legends. When Photography Met the Web (Rome, 2010), Datascapes (Rome, 2011), Hit the Crowd. Photography in the Age of Crowdsourcing (Rome, 2012) and numerous solo shows. She also collaborates with many digital arts Festivals and she’s been one of the guest curators of FotoGrafia. International Photography Festival in Rome (photography and new media section, 2010-12). She wrote articles for italian and international magazines and she works as a teacher and lecturer for universities and private institutions (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università di Udine, LUISS, Istituto Europeo di Design).