Caterina Tomeo

CATERINA TOMEO (1972) is an art historian and carries out research, as well as working as a critic and curator. She is specialised in contemporary art, with a focus on inter-disciplinary arts and research in media art and sound art. She has collaborated with the Chair of History of Contemporary Art and the Department of Performing Arts and Sciences at Sapienza University in Rome, organising seminars, reviews and conferences on the electronic and digital arts. She has taken part in several important publishing projects, such as the first Anthologies of Video Art in Europe, Le Storie del Video (Video Stories), Le pratiche del video (Practical Video Art), edited by Prof. Valentina Valentini, as well as catalogues by emerging artists in collaboration with Nero Produzioni. She has also collaborated in organising festivals and reviews, including the Video Festival held in Taormina, Visibilità Zero (Zero Visibility) in Rome, and Netmage in Bologna. Having also specialised in the Economics and Management of cultural assets, she has carried out management and project financing activities for companies financed by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. She has served as Director of higher vocational training courses, including the course in New multimedia cataloguing techniques, held at the MACRO Museum in Rome. Between 2008 and 2011, she directed the Arts Learning Institute, a space for promoting contemporary art languages, hosting internationally renowned artists such as Tomas Saraceno, Christopher O’Leary, Stefania Galegati, Marco Raparelli, Lol Coxhill, Mike Cooper, Elio Martusciello, Ossatura. She is coordinator of MAD in “Multimedia Arts and Design” at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where she is also Academic Council Representative, professor of Contemporary Art and New Media, History of Electronic and Digital Art, Digital Video. She teaches Multimedia Arts, Electronic Music and Music Festivals in the Master in “Economics and Management of Art and Culture” of the Sole 24 Ore Business School in Rome. She is lecturer in the Master in “Management of Art and Cultural Heritage” of Giunti Academy – School of Management. Since 2021 she teaches in the Master in “Sonic Arts. Technologies and Arts of Sound” at Tor Vergata University of Rome. Until 2018 she was Co-Director of Spring Attitude Festival. Currently she collaborates as curator with international festivals dedicated to electronic music and contemporary culture. She founded the Sound Studies Forum, the first research network on sound studies in Italy, in collaboration with the University of Urbino. She is Art Director and curator of the “Sound Box” at the Mattatoio in Rome. Her most recent publications include: Sound Art. Ascoltare è come vedere, Castelvecchi (2017); Sonic Arts. Tra esperienza percepettiva e ascolto attivo, Castelvecchi (2019). The new volume L’elettronica è donna. Anzi trans-feminista will be published always by Castelvecchi in March 2021.