[-empyre-] Caterina Davinio

Caterina Davinio davinio at tin.it
Mon Feb 1 04:23:08 AEDT 2016

Caterina Davinio (Foggia 1957). After graduating in Italian Literature in Rome in 1981, she began to deal with contemporary art and new media art, in contact with the international circuit of the avant-garde. Among the international pioneers of electronic poetry, she is the founder of net-poetry in Italy. She exhibited her art work in more than three hundred exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia. Among them seven editions of the Venice Biennale and collateral events, where she collaborated also as a curator, and the Biennals of Sydney, Liverpool, Lyon, Athens, Merida, Manifesta, and many others. Included in Italian and international publications of art, literature and avant-garde, she received awards in Italy and abroad for her art and literature work.Some of her poetry books and essays have been translated into English. She has published three novels: Sensibilia (2015), Il sofà sui binari (The Sofa on the Rails, 2013), Còlor còlor (1998); the essays: Techno-Poetry and Virtual Realities (2002) and Virtual Mercury House: Planetary and Interplanetary Events (about net-poetry, 2012); she published also four award winning books of poems: Serial Phenomenologies (2010), Waiting for the End of the World (2012), Il libro dell'oppio (The Book of Opium, 2012), Fatti deprecabili (Deprecable Facts, 2015).

Recent Net-Poetry projects:The First Poetry Space Shuttle landing on Second Life (2010)Big Splash (2014)Free Tibet (2015)

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