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Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия:"1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am 5.-6.12.2019 trafen wir uns im Berliner Haus der Statistik um Bilanz zu ziehen und in die Zukunft zu schauen: Wie klang 1989? Woran haben wir uns in diesem Jahr erinnert und...

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Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

BedTalks Berlin - The Free Thinking FestivalLast year I got invited to participate at BedTalks Berlin. I got teamed up to speak with Philip Ibrahim, the host of The Student Hotel Berlin who also founded the pinkPillow initiative together with visitBerlin, Berlin’s...

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Talk at Tallinn Feminist Forum

Talk at Tallinn Feminist Forum

Tallinn Feminist Forum - Tallinna feministlik foorumThis November I’ll be travelling to Tallinn for the Tallinn Feminist Forum, TALFF 2019, to talk about TQU and transnational movements. I’m very excited and the programme looks amazing.In 2016 I opened the first...

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Exhibition: Batumi Photo Days

Exhibition: Batumi Photo Days

Batumi Photo Days - MirrorLandThe ArtGora Forum and all the inspiring people I met there had quite an impact on me this year. We stay in touch through email and WhatsApp and one of the participants posted a call for submissions for the Batumi Photo Days - MirrorLand....

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Hello, I’m Verena –

this website is just starting to grow into its existence. It’s an installation – carefully selected pieces of the past and thoughts about the future, attempts of showing reality and fiction; art.

I am looking for ways to contribute in friendly and respectful ways, so that we can all do our best to create more equality and actual freedom. Or wonder together what that means and what that could look like.

Parts of this website are in German only. Please ask if there’s anything that you don’t understand and would like to know more about.

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Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

Talk & Workshop: Queer Art?

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum/ Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия:"1989-2019. Reflecting Europe. Am...

Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

Talk at Bed Talks Berlin

BedTalks Berlin - The Free Thinking FestivalLast year I got invited to participate at BedTalks...

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Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

PressLola Magazine: Local Hero Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule

PressInterview: Siegessäule Stirn bieten“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt...

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Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

PressLola Magazine: Local Hero Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and Beyond Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and BeyondThe TQU founder’s simple advice for those looking to support Berlin’s queer...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule

PressInterview: Siegessäule Stirn bieten“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die Aktivistin Verena Spilker, als sie, eine lesbische Frau, auf der Straße mal wieder von einem cis Heteromann sexuell belästigt wurde. About Siegessäule Magazin: Juni...

Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: Gay.ch

PressInterview: gay.ch Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein Internet-Projekt ins Leben gerufen, dass nicht nur einzigartig ist, sondern auch stätig wächst: Transnational Queer Underground.About gay.ch Magazin: April / Mai 2018 Die etwas...

From the Archives

balm&creak was a radio show hosted at Stadtradio Göttingen, in Germany. We played and talked about our favourite music for an hour every week between 2002 and 2017. You can take a look at the archive and listen to some episodes (in German).

MOM Zine

Make Out Magazine is a queer feminist zine, of which three issues were published between 2012 and 2015. There's Mixtapes, DIY projects, Interviews and more. And you can now see it all here.

Transnational Queer Underground

In 2009, whilst living in Ukraine, I started a website called Transnational Queer Underground. You can read all about what it did and means on the TQU website.

These are my four favorite projects which I organized for TQU:

#TheGalleryProject

More than 50 artists participated in this project and you can see all of their work online. I curated 5 exhibitions with some of the artworks in Tallinn, Sofia, Podgrica, Prague and Berlin.
→ visit #TheGalleryProject

#FacesOfPride

Struggeling with the tension between sellout and necessity of Pride Marches, I interviewed Pride organizers in some regions, that you wouldn't first think of, when it comes to LGBTIQ* Pride.
→ visit #FacesOfPride

OUR_STORY

History has been mostly written by white men. So we set out to write our own: OUR_STORY. Wonderful story submissions that will make you question what you thought you knew.
→ visit OUR_STORY

TQU Photo Competitions

This has been so much fun. One topic and submissions truely from all around the world. It's so wonderful to see so many perspectives and approaches on the same topic together.
→ visit #TheGalleryProject