Caterina Davinio
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

Caterina Davinio.
Born 1957. Multimedia artist, writer, poet. Pioneer of Italian digital art and computer poetry in 1990. Her work has been exhibited in many countries in more than 300 exhibitions, seven times in the Venice Biennale and Collateral Projects (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), where she created participative events collaborating also as curator. Other exhibitions: Biennale of Sidney (Online Venue 2008), Athens Biennial (2007), Liverpool Biennial (Independents 2006 and 2008), Biennales de Lyon (1999, and Intern. Kiosk 2007), Biennale de Paris (2004), New media Art Biennial of Merida, Hong Kong Artists' Biennial, International Poetry Festival in Medellin. For extensive list see:
Caterina Davinio was a poet and painter in the 80s; in Rome she participated in poetry and performance meetings, getting in touch with the international circuits of the avant-garde. She creates video and digital art (still and animated), digital visual poetry, photography, performance, on line events. In 1998 she was the creator of Italian Net-poetry, a development of net-art related to multi-located experimental poetry events, based on line and in real spaces. Among her publications: Color color (novel, 1998), Techno-Poetry and Virtual Reality (It - Engl., essay, 2002, with preface by Eugenio Miccini), Serial Phenomenologies (poems, 210), Il libro dell'oppio (The Book of Opium, poems, 2012), Virtual Mercury House. Planetary & Interplanetary Events (texts and documents about electronic poetry, 2012).

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Caterina Davinio at CeC 2010 - India

Fri Feb 19, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 29, 2010


Who: Caterina Davinio at CeC 2010 - India
What: Video, sound, performance, and more at CeC 2010
Shankar Barua Curator
Where: INDIA - Lower-Himalayan Valley of Sattal Estate, near Bhimtal, in Kumaon, Uttarakhand
When: February 19-20-21 2010

As usual, in the Carnival of e-Creativity, in the lovely little Lower-Himalayan valley of Sattal Estate (near Bhimtal, in Kumaon, Uttarakhand), through February 19-20-21 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), live performances and presentations by a wide range of cutting-edge e-Creative practitioners from around India and the world, together with an incredible canvas of screenings and sounds works.
In this context two recent video works by Caterina Davinio: "Ma-mma", post-dada / post pop video experiment dedicated to the mother of the artist and to the first word that every one of us has pronunced. This short video, created in 2008, became popular with the inclusion in the Venice Biennale 2009 (D├ętournement Venise 2009 event) at ScalaMata Gallery. In Settal will be also present "Big Splash", realized in 2009, based on digital images and digital sound on the topic of water. The photography series elaborated in "Big Splash" is part of the homonimous installation shown in 2009 in the itinerant tour EAU=O, which was in Rome at Complesso Monumentale San Michele in Ripa, at Scuderie Aldobrandini (Frascati), and at Rocca dei Rettori (Benevento), Faticart curator.

Do not miss this occasion for having a fabulous creative blast all together in India, and warmly welcome you to join over the extended weekend too, if you can.
The Academy of Electronic Arts (also known as The Academy of Experimental Arts) is a Public Benefit Trust that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution
Managing Trustee & Incident Director for CeC 2010
Shankar Barua.

Co-Curator: Ima Pico (Spain) Co-Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)

To get here from Delhi
By Road ~ 6 to 7+ hours to cover about 330km, with stops, via the Nizamuddin Bridge out of Delhi >> past Hapur and Moradabad via the bypasses >> hang a left off the main highway opposite the railway station at Rampur to head for Haldwani >> from where you start climbing up past Kathgodam >> then slip down to the right, off the Nainital road, at Ranibag >> to drive upto and through Bhimtal to the Sattal Estate

By Train ~ two trains trudge between Kathgodam and the Old Delhi Railway Station everyday:

(1) the "Ranikhet Express" leaves Old Delhi at 2240 hrs, and reaches Kathgodam 0545 hrs the next morning, as Train No. 5013. On the way back, it leaves Kathgodam at 2040 hrs, to reach Old Delhi at 0355 hrs the next morning, as Train No. 5014.

(2) the "Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express" leaves Old Delhi about 1600 hrs, and reaches Kathgodam 2240 hrs the same evening, as Train No. 5035. On the way back, it leaves Kathgodam at 0850 hrs, and reaches Old Delhi at 1525 hrs the same afternoon, as Train No. 5036.

*Upon arrival at the Kathgodam Railway Station, grab a cab to drive upto and through Bhimtal, turn left 5 km further up at Mehragaon, and then trundle 3 kms down the road to The Sattal Estate. Total drive-time of 1-2 hours (30km~:o)

**Railway Tickets, both ways, should be purchased well in advance via the online ticketing service of the Indian Railways, or through your travel-agent. For some reason, non-Indians are advised to go for the "Foreign Tourist Quota"
CeC 2010 is part-funded by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland.
Arts Council of England
American Music Center (Composer Assistance Program)
National Fund for the Arts, Chilean Government
The Danish Composers Society
The Wahlgren Foundation
Bandish ~ The School of Music
The Academy of Electronic Arts
Details at:


Interview to Caterina Davinio

Sat Nov 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Nov 14, 2009

UQBAR Interview to Caterina Davinio - In English, scroll down this page:
Everything about planetary & interplanetary events, Second Life projects in the Biennale di Venezia 2009, and more.


53. Venice Biennale - Save the Poetry/NETWORK POETICO

Tue Oct 13, 2009 00:00 - Tue Oct 13, 2009


Hi! You could not be in Venice on October 9? See all performances, installations and virtual events on line:

NETWORK POETICO - Poetry Reading in Webcam, collaborative performance by Caterina Davinio with poets from the world.

Chapter 1: Annelisa Addolorato, Annamaria Ferramosca, Anna Balint, Alfoso Siracusa.

Chapter 2: Craig Saper, Cristina Vignocchi, Denis Belley, David Seaman.

Chapter 3: Elif Sezen, Gabriele Montagano, Francesco Muzzioli, Italo Testa.

Chapter 4: Joseph Young, Juan Diaz Infante, Lamberto Pignotti, Liliana Ugolini

Chapter 5: Mariapia Quintavalla, Stefano Donno, Massimo Mori, Matteo Fantuzzi.

Chapter 6: Obododimma Oha, Mirona Magearu, Nicole Mauro, Phoebe Giannisi.

Chapter 7: Vincenzo Bagnoli, Avi Rosen, Philip Meersman, Ruth Lepson

In the event participated live via webcam also EVA DABARA (Israel) and LUBA DIDUCH (Canada)

In the framework of
53. Biennale di Venezia Eventi Collaterali MHO_Save the Poetry/NOTTE DI LUCE. Fondazione Mare Nostrum, Marco Nereo Rotelli Curators.
Coordination: Elena Lombardi
Virtual & Net-Poetry Events: Caterina Davinio Curator.
Collaborator SL: Riccardo Preziosi
San Servolo Island (VE).

Stay with us in Venice!


53. Venice Biennale Net-Poetry Reading in Web Cam

Fri Oct 09, 2009 00:00 - Fri Oct 02, 2009


Event: Poetry Network / Net-Poetry Reading in Web Cam by Caterina Davinio
Where: San Servolo (VE), Piazza Baden Powell
When: Live events in web cam on October 9 2009. Recording on YouTube:
October 9 2009
Recorded readings on line until November 22 2009
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Italian time) Get info, time could be changed.
Info: e-mail:

Audio/video events of poetry in networked live connection

SYNTESIS:. The Italian digital artist Caterina Davinio on October 9 will
realize in San Servolo (Venice) - in the context of the Venice Biennale /
Collateral Events - a poetry video-reading in web cam, together with poets
and artists from the world, who will bring their poetic presence in a
participative event of global communication.

NOTE: This collaborative performance is part of 53. Esposizione
Internazionale d'Arte La Biennale di Venezia - Eventi Collaterali 2009
MHO_Save The Poetry / By Fondazione Mare Nostrum

Opening: October 9 2009
Time: 03:PM - 04:00 PM (Italian time) Get info, time could be changed.

Curators: Fondazione Mare Nostrum, Marco Nereo Rotelli. Coordination: Elena
Lombardi. Curator of virtual events on line (Planetary & Interplanetary
Poetry Events): Caterina Davinio. Technical Assistance: Riccardo Preziosi.

Caterina Davinio, in connction with the poets and artists:
Stefano Donno (Italy Lecce), Vincenzo Bagnoli (Italy Bologna), Ruth Lepson
(USA), Phoebe Giannisi (Greece), Obododimma Oha (Nigeria), Nicole Mauro
(USA), Mirona Magearu (USA), Matteo Fantuzzi (Italy Bologna), Massimo Mori
(Italy Firenze), Lamberto Pignotti (Italy Roma), Italo Testa (France),
Gabriele Montagano (Italy Napoli), Francesco Muzzioli (Italy Roma, audio),
David Seaman (USA),Craig Saper (USA), Avi Rosen (Israel), Annamaria
Ferramosca (Italy Roma), Alfonso Siracusa (Italy Siracusa), Cristina
Vignocchi (Italy Sant'Andrea Pelago / Modena), Joseph Young (UK), Liliana
Ugolini (Italy Firenze, audio), Philip Meersman (The Netherlands), Juan Diaz
Infante (Mexico), Denis Belley (Quebec Canada), Annelisa Addolorato (Italy,
Milan), Mariapia Quintavalla (Italy, Milan), Anna Balint (Hungary), Elif
Sezen (Australia/Turchia), Mario Lunetta (Italy, Roma)

Genre: contemporary art/poetry, net-art, digital art, poetry, avant-garde


Venice Biennale 2009 / Last Call for Poets/Artist/Virtual Events

Fri Oct 09, 2009 00:00


Message from: Caterina Davinio

53. Biennale di Venezia - Eventi Collaterali MHO_Save the Poetry / Ongoing and dead lines.

It is still possible to submit your poem in the context of the virtual events:

For joining "Video-Readings", and SL performance event
The first Poetry Shuttle Landing on SL, check: (DEAD LINE OCTOBER 1)

For Joining the planetary collaborative performance Poetry Readings in Web Cam on october 9 2009 (DEAD LINE SEPTEMBER 25).
Please note: the event "Poetry Readings in Web Cam" previews live net-poetryreading with the software Skype: for taking part is necessary to install on your pc Skype and web cam.
IMPORTANT: please, only if you are really interested in this event, contact me urgently at and include me in your Skype contacts for details.
Best regards
Caterina Davinio