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...
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....
PublicationsTalk & Workshop: Queer Art? Whose Museum Malmö, 2019I can’t quite remember how the first contact was established. Let’s say sometime last year I received an email from Laura, telling me and Tom or Judy, my flat mate and dear friend, about the Whose...
PublicationsTalk & Workshop: Queer Art? ArtGora Forum Riga, 2019 At: ArtGora Forum Riga ◼︎ 10.-12.04.2019 In this Queer Art Workshop we will be taking a look at the following topic: POCs*, Queers* and other people facing oppression have always been on the...
PublicationsTalk: Identity in Germany 18.04.2019 at New York University, BerlinA discussion/conversation under the theme of unwrapping German identity at NY University Berlin. Three speakers are invited to talk about their own experience and expertise on different...
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.
PressInterview: Pelican Bomb Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProjectBen Miller talks with Verena Spilker about a Berlin-based project that raises questions about how to create more inclusive archives and how communities can form through art....
PressInterview: SLEEK MAGAZINE The Paltform Showcasing Queer Art From All Over The World Transnational Queer Underground is an artist platform dedicated to bringing artists from all over the world together and making queer voices be heard. In times when LGBTQ people...
PressInterview: FELGTB We talk with Verena, the creator of Transnational Queer Underground“#TheGalleryProject is a transnational repository of queer art open to everyone. Collages, comics, paintings, photographs, performances and installations –among other formats–...
From the Archives
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:
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
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
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