Inktober 2019

Inktober 2019

Last year my lovely flatmate Tom encouraged me to participate in the #inktober challenge. I had not been drawing in years and didn’t realize how much I missed it until I started. I was really hoping to continue drawing throughout the year, but unless it’s...
Batumi Photo Days

Batumi Photo Days

The 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. Having worked on trees...
Still Looking for Freedom?

Still Looking for Freedom?

Reflective Piece: Still Looking for Freedom? „The world says: „You have needs — satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.“ This is the...
Back in 2002 pt. 2

Back in 2002 pt. 1

Eine kleine Zeitreise in das Jahr 2002. Mit Musik von: 01: Robocop Kraus – Fake Boys [Living With Other People|2002]02: The Faint – Agenda Suicide [Danse Macabre|2002]03: Bright Eyes – Bowl Of Oranges [Lifted or The Story is in the Soil… |2002]04:...
A TQU show at Whose Museum Malmö

A TQU show at Whose Museum Malmö

I 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 Museum and asking if we were interested in curating one of five...
Photo Competition: Climate Change

Photo Competition: Climate Change

Topic: Photo Competition – Climate Change. What? TQU accepts submissions in two categories: observation & action. Submissions can be single photos or photo series. Deadline: May 26th, 2019. From the website: Climate Change is real. Some studies show that we...
ArtGora Forum Riga

ArtGora Forum Riga

Workshop: Queer Art? 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 forefront of cultural movements. Oppression...
Fool’s Journey – Wheel Of Fortune

Fool’s Journey – Wheel Of Fortune

Last September Jane asked me to draw a tarot card to accompany one of her wonderful poems for a book full of poetry and cards. I felt quite honored. The card was the Wheel Of Fortune and the poem one, I had previously translated for her for an event. This is my...
Ausstellung: Zeichnungen / Verbindungen

Ausstellung: Zeichnungen / Verbindungen

Vernissage: Zeichnungen/Verbindungen Wann: 14.06.2019 – 19h Ort: Frauen*NachtCafé, Mareschstr. 14, 12055 Berlin Verena Spilker ist eine queere Berliner Künstlerin. Ihre feinen Zeichnungen von Tieren, Landschaften und Momenten bauen eine Verbindung zwischen...
TQU Short Film Night: In Between

TQU Short Film Night: In Between

Last year, after successfully putting on five exhibitions for #TheGalleryProject, I decided that TQU was grown up enough to start hosting a monthly event in Berlin. I talked to the lovely people of FAQ Infoladen and they kindly agreed to let TQU join their collective....
Talk: Identity in Germany

Talk: Identity in Germany

A 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 aspects on German identity. Topics likely to be discussed are: Who are you and...
Anahit Sin Amor

Anahit Sin Amor

Title: Anahit Sin Amor // What? A new Website for Anahit Sin Amor – a Berlin-based storyteller. From the website: I was born in Belgrade, Serbia to a Czech mother and a Serbian father, but later moved around, living in the US and Prague, Czech Republic for a...
Can I draw something for you?

Can I draw something for you?

In the last month I’ve probably made more drawings than in the last ten years together. I didn’t realize how much I missed drawing and I would love to spend more time doing it. – November 2018 Do you need illustrations? Or know someone who does? send...
Kiko Berlin

Kiko Berlin

Title: Kiko Berlin // What? Kiko Berlin – ist ein Kinderbetreuungs-Kollektiv, dass sich in Berlin gegründet hat. Sie brauchten eine Webseite um ihre Arbeit vorzustellen und Spenden zu sammeln. From the website: Wir sind ein Kinderbetreuungs-Kollektiv in Berlin,...
Horses

Horses

There was a night where me and a couple of friends met in one of our houses and we all made collages and had some drinks. And a really lovely time. The collages I made somehow ended up becoming a bit of a story, about patriarchy, horses and drugs. Or something else?...
A Window To The World

A Window To The World

Last year I got invited to show one of my photographs in the two year exhibition ‚A Window To The World‘ at Altes Spital Viechtach and then Bahnhof Kötzting, two concert places in two little towns in the Southeast of Germany. A Window To The World...
Inktober 2018

Inktober 2018

I’ve been meaning to take up drawing again for a while now, but I find it difficult to allow myself the time for fun things sometimes. I haven’t really been drawing since high school. A birthday card here and there, but I really wanted to gain a little...
Two dogs travel through time

Two dogs travel through time

Welcome. This is the page for Tobby and Izabella and their journey through time and places. If you would like to see them travel to specific places or meet your favorite people, or would like a picture of you with one or both of them, you can leave a comment below....
Time and Ukraine

Time and Ukraine

So today a little more text and no drawing. Today’s #inktober topic is #clock and it made me think of the way time is used and how it is so related to identiy in Ukraine. I’m gonna try and tell you a bit about it: I was living in the far western part of Ukraine, right...
Classes

Webdesign Kurse // Classes

Vier Termine – alles was du für deine eigene Webseite brauchst. Du brauchst eine individuelle, kostengünstige Website, eine Online-Präsentation deiner künstlerischen Arbeit oder deines Geschäfts, die du selbst aktualisieren kannst? Du hast ein bisschen Angst das...
TQU: Shifting Traditions

TQU: Shifting Traditions

From the website: You do not live in the same environment that you were born into. Your surroundings have changed, your body has changed, the way you are perceived, the way you are treated, the way you perceive and treat yourself is subject to constant change. Whether...
The new shelter in Uzhhorod

The new shelter in Uzhhorod

After six years I went to Ukraine again last week. I will write more about that whole trip later. Over the years I brought two beautiful dogs from Ukraine, Izabella who is six years old now and sleeping next to me as I type this and Buddha, who had been with me for...
Faces of Pride

Faces of Pride

Title: Faces of Pride // What? Layout for a magazine of interviews with organizers of Pride festivals around the world. Happy (critical) Pride 2018 everyone! For the summer months most of our social media feeds are full of posts about Pride. It’s Pride Month, and for...
S_he’s Amazing!

S_he’s Amazing!

S_he’s Amazing usually organizes concerts here in Berlin, but they have also just put out their very first zine! And I contributed with a digital drawing of my two favorite dogs. Here’s what Dana, the publisher, has to say about the s_he’s amazing...
Impulse zu Vielfalt

Impulse zu Vielfalt

Title: Impulse zu Vielfalt // What? Logo-Design und Layout für die Reihe ‚Impulse zu Vielfalt‘ von Deutsch Plus. Die »Impulse zu Vielfalt« aus Praxis und Wissenschaft beschäftigen sich mit aktuellen Fragestellungen diversitätsorientierter...
Venice 2018

Venice 2018

I’ve never been to Venice. Or much to Italy at all. When I was 16 we had a school trip to Rome, but that’s a very long time ago. Venice is super pretty. Here are some impressions:
Cards against (sexual) harassment

Cards against (sexual) harassment

Topic: CA(S)H – Cards against Sexual Harassment. What? Drawings / Illustrations. Deadline: open From the website: Have you ever experienced street harassment? Do you dread the warmer times of the year, because people comment on your body all the time? What are...
Sieggessäule: Stirn Bieten

Sieggessäule: 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. „Ich habe ziemlich große Brüste, was im Sommer zu vielen...
TheGalleryProject

TheGalleryProject

I started #TheGalleryProject in the summer of 2016. TQU already existed at this point, but it was mostly a website with some resources and information I had collected, some stories and interviews by me or some of my friends. While that is not a bad thing in itself, I...