Curriculum Vitae



2014 – 2016 Guest researcher at ASCA, University of Amsterdam (NL)
2005 – 2006 University of Greenwich, London (United Kingdom) Postgraduate Certificate in Education
2001 – 2003 University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) Master of Arts (Visual Performance)
1994 – 1998 Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Italy) BA Fine Arts


2015 CBK Rotterdam Fonds for ‘COGITO’ (NL)
2014 Mondriaan Fonds for the project ‘Writing on the Moon’ for the ‘Ether Snuiven’ radio show, WORM, Rotterdam (NL)
2014 50th Design Biennale Liublijana, grant for the project ‘COGITO’ (SLO)
2012 European Space Agency Scholarship for research at the International Space University
2011 Comenius Fund for research at La Sorbonne University, Paris (FR)
2011 Europlanet Scholarship for a paper presentation at the Copernicus Meeting, Nantes (FR)
2010 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (NL) funding supporting the live show of the project OPTICKS
2010 MYA Fond, Foundation NAC (NL) for the making of ‘Invisible Cities 4’ and ‘History of Doing’
2005 Greenwich University (UK) bursary for Post Graduate Certificate in Education studies
2003 Erasmus Scholarship  for research studies at SNDO, Amsterdam (NL)


Seeing Sound, University of Bath (UK), OPTICKS live performance
Global Astronomy Month 2016, OPTICKS live performance
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (NL), live performance of ‘The Great Debate’
International Moon Observing Night, live performance of OPTICKS, in collaboration with NASA MAAM, Rome (IT) ‘OPTICKS’ for Global Astronomy Month 2015
Story of Light Festival, Goa, India ‘OPTICKS’
Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) Live performance of ‘COGITO’
MAAM, Rome (IT) ‘Moon Relay’
Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe (US), ‘OPTICKS’
Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) Live Performance for Global Astronomy Month 2014, ‘OPTICKS’
ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy), world premiere of ‘The Blue Marble’
Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) Live Performance for Global Astronomy Month 2012, ‘OPTICKS’
RaiTunes (radio programme) (IT), ‘OPTICKS’
Teatro Valle, Rome (IT), ‘OPTICKS’
WORM, Rotterdam (NL), ‘OPTICKS’
Museon, The Hague (NL), ‘OPTICKS’
RE: Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam (NL), ‘le Voyage dans la Lune’
Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel (DE), ‘OPTICKS’
Premio Arte Rugabella, Castello Primo Villa Fusconi, Milano (IT), ‘Invisible Cities’
Global Astronomy Month 2011 (international), ‘OPTICKS’
Holland Space Center in collaboration with ESA, Amsterdam (NL), ‘OPTICKS’
Het Kunstweekend Charlois, Rotterdam (NL), ‘History of Doing’
Amsterdam Planetarium (NL), ‘OPTICKS’
Museo Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea (MLAC), Rome (IT), ‘Space Merchants’
MUU Gallery, Helsinki (FI) as part of ‘Amorph06! Performance Art Festival’, ‘Invisible Cities’
Helsinki Art Festival (FI), ‘Invisible Cities’


Spazi Galattici, Vegapunk, Milan (IT)
The Gaze of Science’, Science Park, Amsterdam (NL)
HEDEN: HEELAL, Stichting VHDG, Leeuwarden (NL)
Iklectikartlab, ‘The Bohman Family 13th Anniversary’, London (UK)
Bradwolff Projects, Precarious Aesthetics, Amsterdam (NL) ‘The Blue Marble’
‘Interno 14’ Gallery, Rome (IT), ‘The Blue Marble’
Dark August Variations, a radio show for (NL)
VegaPunk, Sonar Touch, Milan (IT) ‘Moon Relay’
WORM, Ether Snuiven, Rotterdam (NL) ‘Writing on the Moon’
BIO 50, Architecture Biennale, Ljubljana (SLO) ‘COGITO’
Into the Fold, The Photocopy Club x Camberwell Press, London (UK) ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’
GLITCH, Doomed Gallery, London (UK) ‘Moon Relay’
Siggraph Asia Art Gallery, Hong Kong ‘OPTICKS’
Digital Design Challenge, V&A Museum, London (UK) ‘Moon Relay’
Kosmica Mexico, ‘OPTICKS’
Stedelijk Museum Assen (NL), ‘Operation Moon Bounce’, ‘le Voyage dans la Lune’
9th Shanghai Biennale, Journey to the West: a Planetary Fairytale, in collaboration with Roy Ascott
Sguardi Sonori, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (IT), ‘768.000 Km’
Premio Arte Rugabella, Villa Rusconi, Milano (IT), ‘ATLAS’
Café OTO, London, UK, OPTICKS
MACRO, Museum Contemporary Art, Rome (IT), ‘OPTICKS’
Premio Arte Rugabella, Villa Rusconi (IT), ‘Invisible Cities’
RAiR #2 Festival, Rotterdam (NL), ‘OPTICKS’
MUV Festival, RomaEuropaWebFactory, Florence (IT), ‘Invisible Cities’
Roundhouse and Resonance FM, Netaudio Festival 2011, London (UK), ‘OPTICKS’
FESTARTE Video Art Festival, Triennale di Milano (IT), ‘History of Doing’
TRAMWAY, Glasgow (UK), New Territories Performance Art Festival
VideoFormes, International Video Art Festival (FR), ‘Rehearsal#2′
Facolta’ di Architettura, La Sapienza University of Rome (IT)
RAIR Festival, Foundation B.A.D. Rotterdam (NL), ‘Invisible Cities’
MACRO, Museum Contemporary Art, Rome (IT), ‘History of Doing’
Videoholica Festival, Varna (BL), ‘Rehersal #2′
ARTCEVIA International Art Festival, Arcevia (IT),’London to Rome’
Molise Cinema, Casacalenda (IT), ‘Invisible Cities’
Euromediterraneo International Art Festival, Altomonte (IT), ‘Rehearsal #2’
Galleria D‟Arte Contemporanea “Franco Libertucci” (IT), ‘Invisible Cities’
Night of the Arts, Helsinki (FI), ‘Corporation’ & ‘Invisible Lines’
HypeGallery, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR), ‘Walkscape’
DanceBase, Edinburgh (UK),’TetraPath’
Dartington Gallery (UK), ‘Walkscape’


2009-to present Dwingeloo Radio Telescope (NL)
2011-2012 HOMMES Foundation, Rotterdam (NL)
2011 Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (NL)
2010 Stichting NAC, Rotterdam (NL)
2009 Foundation B.A.D., Rotterdam
STEIM, Amsterdam (NL)
2006 HIAP International Artists Residency, Helsinki (FI)


International Space Development Conference 2016, San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson (USA)
Academia Film Olomuc 51, Olomuc (Check Republic)
CONTACT, Cultures of the Imagination Conference, San Francisco (USA)
South Explorer Open Studio, Rotterdam (NL)
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart (Netherlands Space Society), Delft (NL)
Kecks Futures, University of California, Irvine (California, USA)
International Astronautical Congress 2015, Jerusalem (Israel)
Renewable Futures conference, Riga (LV)
Ruimtevaart, November 2015 issue
Lab111, Amsterdam (NL)
Incontri della Luna Piena, Teatro di Villa Torlonia, Rome (IT)
Academia Film Olomuc 50, Olomuc (Check Republic)
International Academy of Astronautics, SETI meeting, Paris (FR)
International Astronautical Federation, ITACCUS meeting, Paris (FR)
Steim, Amsterdam (NL)
Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam (NL)
Space TV India (online talk)
Philosophy after Nature, Utrecht University (NL)
Earth-Moon-Earth 2014 conference, Park du Radôme, Plemeur Bodou (FR)
Astronomers Without Borders (online talk
Mediamatic, Amsterdam (NL)
Academia Film Olomuc (Check Republic)
Space Up, ESA-ESTEC Nordwijk (NL)
Amsterdam University College, Faculty of Neurology (The Netherlands)
Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space, International Astronautical Federation, Paris (FR)
5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium, UNESCO, Paris (FR)
2013 ‘Out of the Cradle’ conference, KSEVT, Slovenia
ASTRON, The Netherlands
RE-NEW Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen (Denmark)
CAP2013, Warsaw (Poland)
ASTRON, The Netherlands
Renew, Media Art Histories, Riga (Latvia)
Kosmica Mexico (Mexico)
ISEA, Sydney (Australia)
American Museum of National History, New York (US)
Humans in Space 2013, Cologne (Germany)
ISEA conference, Sydney (Australia)
British Computer Society, London (UK), Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference
AIC2013, University of Leeds (UK)
University of York (UK), Becoming Nomads conference
Università Bicocca, Milan (IT), Arts It 2013 conference
Kosmica, Arts Catalysts, Paris (FR)
2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
International Astronautical Federation, Naples (IT)
Space Up Europe, Genk (BE)
EuroScience Open Forum, Dublin (IRL)
University of Cambridge (UK), EME 2012 Conference
Leiden University, Gorlaeus Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences
Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), The Hague (NL)
ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL)
2011 Europlanet, Copernicus Meeting, Nantes (FR)
MEDIAMATIC, Ignite, Amsterdam (NL)
2010 STEIM, Amsterdam (NL)
ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL)
Half Juni, Rotterdam (NL)
2003 Dartington College of Arts (UK)


2009-2005 Lecturer in Arts and Design at Barking College, London (UK)


2015 Reviewer for Leonardo, Journal of Arts, Science and Technology
2015 Reviewer for the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference (EVA), London
2014 Reviewer for the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference (EVA), London
2013 Reviewer for Leonardo Publications
2012 to present founder and director of AstroArts, in collaboration with Astronomers Without Borders
2012 to present curator for the Global Astronomy Month Art & Science programme


2015 ‘OPTICKS and Visual Moonbounce’ Leonardo,  MITJournals
2014 ‘OPTICKS’ Leonardo Transactions
2014 ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’ International Journal of Arts and Technology, Inderscience Publisher
2012 ‘Visual moonbounce: videos and images in moonbounce technology’, EME 2012 Conference, Cambridge, UK, 2012 Radio Society of Great Britain, Bedford UK.


2015 Visual Art and Space, Ruimtevaart, Issue 4
2014 We Make Money Not Art October 2014
2014 Astronaut vanaf Aarde, Filosofie Magazine, November 2014
2011 No Borders Magazine July 2011


October 2013 to present: I am currently developing my project COGITO, a thought experiment proposing to tranmsit brain waves into space as part of my artist residency at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands. For the project I am collaborating with Space philosopher Frank White, co-founder of the Overview Institute and author of ‘The Overview Effect’. I am also collaborating with neuroscientists from the University of Amsterdam (NL), radio astronomers at ASTRON (NL), film-maker Sandro Bocci (IT) and designer Fabio Nomade (IT).

February 2014 to December 2014 BIO 50, OBSERVING SPACE: an international collaborative project for the 50th Slovenia Biennale of Design. The collaboration culminates in the production of a project informed by space research for a touring exhibition, departing from the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, continuing at the Architecture Biennale in Venice and the Art Biennale in Miami.

July 2013 to 2017 advisor for the New Horizons Message: the Initiative hopes to persuade NASA to upload a crowd-sourced message to the spacecraft’s memory, following a successful Pluto encounter. The form and content of the message are yet to be determined. The project is coordinated by American artist Jon Lomberg, in collaboration with an international team of artists and scientists.

May 2013 – ongoing Cabine Voltaire: founder and director. Inspired by the versatile atmosphere of the Dwingeloo radio telescope, Cabine Voltaire is an online channel for live panels at the crossroad of art, science and philosophy ( The program is in collaboration with 1st Mile Institute, Santa Fe (

April 2013 – ongoing COGITO ERGO SUM: founder and artistic director. An international live performance consisting of EEG (‘thoughts’) transmissions into outer space from the Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands. The project is in collaboration with CAMRAS ( ASTRON (, the Spinoza Center and the Amsterdam University College (NL).

January 2013 – ongoing ASTROARTS: an international, online cultural platform of Astronomers Without Borders (AWB). Co-founded in 2012 by visual artist Daniela de Paulis (IT/NL) and astronomer Thilina Heenatigala (Sri Lanka), AstroArts features creative works inspired by astronomy . AstroArts is an international initiative – lead by professionals working in the arts and science fields (

October 2009 – ongoing OPTICKS: founder and artistic director. OPTICKS is an international live performance between the Earth and the Moon, in collaboration with CAMRAS (, ASTRON ( and radio amateurs across the world (

2007 – ongoing: I create the video installations for ‘STILL’, ‘FACE ON’ and ‘NO END’, a series of works by British choreographer Anna Krzystek, based on the premise of waiting (

2009 – ongoing Artisti Innocenti: Italian performance group, based in Rome and working in public spaces.

2001-2002 core member of AZYGY: a residency project supporting experimental collaborative, performative practice for one-year. Based at Old Spitalfields Market, London. Sound and movement-based improvisation in-situ, forming weekly public performance events