Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Sissu Tarka (aka Verina Gfader) was born in Helsinki and now lives in London, Bologna and Tokyo. Current explorations revolve around the 'animation of the present', anachronism, Monkey tales (Arthur Waley after  Xi You Ji) and magic sci-fi narratives.



2000–05 PhD in Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College London

1996–98 MA in Photographic Studies, University of Westminster, School of Communication, Harrow/London

1990–96 Mag. Art in Visual Media, University for Arts and Industrial Design, Linz. Exchange studies in Milan


Exhibitions and printed works

2015 Participant in Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art: Art and the Politics of Estrangement, June 5–23, 2015 (certificate, exhibition, publication). Affiliated with the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

2014–15 New World, diep–haven festival, France, UK: Residency in Dieppe, France (summer 2014). Publication ‘New World’. Group exhibition 'Distant Fictions', The Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, June 2–29, 2015. Including a talk with Angus Carlyle. Group exhibition' Ici Là-bas', Centre Jean Renoir + MJC de Dieppe, Dieppe, France, July 7–August 9, 2015

2015 Contribution to Pascal Kress (ed.) The Book of ABCs. Berlin: Kerber Verlag

2014 PROSPECTUS, book launch and panel, Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair, LAABF, Jan 30–Feb 2, 2014. In collaboration with Ruth Höflich and John Reardon. Booth in Friendly Fire section; Panel with Fritz Haeg, Mark Allen, Johnnie JungleGuts / KChung radio.

Cut the deck, Miss, text and print work for The Arrow Maker / A Journal for Experimental Writing. 8fold press

OrnAmenT Epiphanies: Tokyo (book launch event with presentations, film screening and sound performance), Cafe OTO, London, 2014. With Merce Rodrigo García, Emiko Kato, Rie Nakajima, and Hikaru Fujii

2011–14 Group Affinity, summer school, exhibition, publication. Faculty of Slavs and Tatars on The Age of the Antimodern, Kunstverein Munich and CASCO, Utrecht

2011 Pirate Affect, contribution (printed matter) to The Piracy Project, AND publishing, London



2016 Co-editing (with Ruth Höflich) Echo project. London and Los Angeles. Contributors: Chris Kraus, Fritz Haeg, Mark Allen, Ruth Höflich, Neil Cummings, Johnnie JungleGuts, KChung radio, David Blamey, Simon O’Sullivan, et al. (forthcoming)

Co-editing #TransActing: A Market of Values (ed. by Critical Practice TransActing collective). Bristol: Intellect. Curating and commissioning essays by Stevphen Shukaitis/Minor Compositions, Emily Rosamund, Nicholas Temple; interview with Andrea Phillips (forthcoming)

2012 Strategies of Delegation: THE SURFACE | THE PROJECT, artist book with Neil Chapman. London: scenesadventures

2010 PROOF-READING, artist book with Colm Lally. Proofreaders: Yane Calovski, Derek Charke, Anouchka Grose, Cyril Lepetit, Edgar Schmitz, Anne Tallentire. London: AND Publishing



2015 9 to 0: Ecology of Futuring (invited speaker), 9min. 43sec. symposium, Academy of Fine Arts, Art and Digital Media, Vienna, January 23, 2015

2014 Solo, Scores (collaboration with Simon O’Sullivan) and No Sundays (poster project with John Henry Newton and Åbäke), presentation at Evaluation, Consensus and Location conference, Critical Practice Chelsea College of Art & Design, March 28–9, 2014. Contribution to publication

2013 Notebooks Spirit (talk and publication), Proto-Tools symposium, November 16–17, 2013, Flat Time House, London

2009 BorderXing: Heath Bunting, Sissu Tarka (essay), Afterall online



2013 Residency at Sternberg Press, Berlin. Production of limited edi

2009 Postdoctoral research residency, Tokyo University of the Arts (geidai), Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation

2007 Residency with Colm Lally, Reference Check, co-production lab, Banff New Media Institute in Banff, Canada



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