Verina Gfader is an artist and researcher whose practice is orchestrated as organised fields of research aided by printed matter, drawing and animation, text performance and fabulations, and fictional institutions. The work is an interaction, a relation between thinking/ theory and making/performing/ practice, and often results in a book-object/ piece of printed matter: a diagram encompassing ‘worlds, materiality, study, spirit.’
Gfader is Co-Director of the international animation network, Animate Assembly (with Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz, Anke Hennig) and Creative Director of EP, a book series across art, architecture and design, from Sternberg Press, Berlin. Her recent research on Abstract Animation for the University of Hong Kong follows from a postdoctoral fellowship on The Contemporary Condition at Aarhus University, Denmark, doctoral studies at Central Saint Martins, London, and a research residency at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai).
Often residing in Asia, Japan and Hong Kong, Gfader has exhibited and presented internationally in places such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; The 13th Shanghai Biennale; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Los Angeles Art Book, Los Angeles; Printed Matter, New York; or the ICA London. Publications include The Last Resident, Sternberg Press, 2019, and Cloud Chamber, Officin/Antipyrine, 2017. Talks at Conferences (Princeton, Harvard, Waseda, Tokyo) underline her pursuit of research around fine art animation/time-based media (including performance).