Born in São Paulo *1977, lives and works in Germany.

Debora Ando studied Fine Art with specialisation in Fine Print at the Universidade de São Paulo. She lived in Dublin from 2006–19, and received a Master’s degree in Visual Arts Practices with the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Between 2013–19 she lectured in the National College of Art and Design. Since 2019 Debora Ando lives and works in Germany. She is a Board Member at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund. Since 2020 she lecturers at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Ando’s works concern the investigation of space, exploring a cosmos of repetition, entropy, temporality and transience, with focus on printmaking installations, drawings and interventions.

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects
2024 in sight out, Künstlerhaus Bremen (DE)
2024 Project: object still unknown, Café Sylvette, Bremen (DE)
2023 Project: a history of now, dicke lilli, gutes kind, Mainz (DE)
2023 Project: these many beginnings, Lumos Café, Köln (DE)
2023 Project: these many beginnings, Oktober Café, Bochum (DE)
2023 Project: out of space, Café Gerberei, Linz (AT)
2022 Kartografie der Sinne, Städtische Galerie Torhaus, Dortmund (DE)
2018 Project: VACANT, Causeway Centre, Hong Kong
2018 Project: Where is Hong Kong?, Winstons Coffee, Hong Kong
2017 What We Are After Is Not Form, But Function, TBG + Studios, Studio 6, Dublin (IE)
2017 An Inevitable Analyses of the Space of Production, TBG + Studios, Studio 6, Dublin (IE)
2017 Arbitrary Systems, TBG + Studios, Studio 6, Dublin (IE)
2015 Project: Violação de Circuito Passivo, Galeria de Paris, Porto (PT)
2011 Project: article for circulation of ideas, various venues, Dublin City Centre (IE)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2024 Zeitgleich Zeitzeichen, Weserrenaissance Schloss Bevern (DE)
2024 Doppelpass, Ausstellungshalle Hawerkamp, Münster (DE)
2024 Die Welt zwischen uns, Dortmund Kreativ, Lütgendortmund (DE)
2024 Ein Blick in Dortmunder Kunst, Superraum, Dortmund (DE)
2024 Druckvereinigung Bentlage – in eigener Sache, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (DE)
2022 Blickfelder, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau (DE)
2022 Ruhr gLokal. Literaturen von hier und anderswo, Das Schaubüdchen, Bochum (DE)
2022 Ereignis Druckgrafik, Mädler Art Forum, Leipzig (DE)
2022 Ereignis Druckgrafik, Galerie Am Markt, Wurzen (DE)
2021 Halftone, The Library Project, Dublin (IE)
2021 Let’s Print in Leipzig, Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig (DE)
2021 Black Church Editions, The Library Project, Dublin (IE)
2020 Grafik aus Dortmund, Kulturort Depot Dortmund (DE)
2018 Printworks, invited artist, Dorothy Smith, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (IE)
2018 Place/Meaningful Space, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw (PL)
2018 Place/Meaningful Space, University of Opole (PL)
2017 VUE – National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (IE)
2016 25, curated by Miranda O’Driscoll, The Atrium Cork City Hall, Cork (IE)
2013 Circulation, Flood Gallery, curated by Paul McAree, Dublin (IE)
2013 Made on Monday, curated by Rowan Sexton, Block T, Dublin (IE)
2013 Repetition, curated by Margaret O’Brien, The Cross Gallery, Dublin (IE)
2013 Stamp, curated by Hugh McCarthy, RUA RED, Dublin (IE)
2013 Boundless Artists’ Books, Amsterdam Central Library (NL)
2012 Boundless, curated by Ranti Tjan, CBK Amsterdam (NL)
2012 Irish/Colombian Print Exchange, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin (IE)
2011 Public Gesture, The Lab, Dublin (IE)
2011 Transference, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Broadstone Studios, Dublin (IE)
2011 Dublin to LA, Wells Fargo Bank Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (USA)
2011 Draw the Line, curated by Dr Ruth Pelzer Montada, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin (IE)
2010 Dublin to LA, The Saddleback College Art Gallery, California (USA)
2010 Where Borders Meet – The Response, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin (IE) 

Recent Grants and Awards
2023-24 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung Förderprogramm „150 Jahre Villa Hügel – 150 Projekte für das Ruhrgebiet“, Germany
2022 Dortmunder Förderkorb – Vortrieb 2022, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
2022 Förderung der Bildenden Kunst 2022, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
2022 NEUSTART-Kultur, Projekt “Oblique Strategies”, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2022 Stipendium, Projekt “Labyrinthe”, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW
2021 6. Internationaler Andre Evard-Preis (Prize-Nominated), Galerie Messmer, Riegel a.k.
2021 Stipendium Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW
2020 Grafik aus Dortmund Prize-Recipient, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
2020 Dortmunder Förderkorb Stipendium, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund

Recent Residencies
2024 Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany
2023 OÖ Gastatelier im Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria
2022 Ateliers im Alten Schlachthof Sigmaringen, Germany
2021 Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig, Germany
2019 The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland
2018 Guest Artist, Print Department, Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI), Japan
2018 Kloster Bentlage Print Residency, Rheine, Germany

Participation in Symposium, Talks, Projects and Panels
2023 analogue NOW, Show and Tell, Berlin, Germany
2022 Eine Landschaft in Bewegung, Project, Dortmund, Germany
2018 Resist, Acid and Proof – The Making of Fine Art Print, The Gallery at Greenacres, Ireland
2017 Zureta, Symposium Paper Presentation, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2016 Culture Night, Talk, National Gallery of Ireland
2015 Impress Project, curated by Dr. Angela Griffith, Conference IMPACT 9, Hangzhou (CN)
2015 Once a Printmaker, Always a Printmaker, Talk, National College of Art and Design, Ireland
2014 Process, Discussion Panel National College of Art and Design Gallery, Ireland

Curatorial Projects
2024 Die Welt zwischen uns, Dortmund Kreativ, Lütgendortmund, Germany
2023 Welcome To My World, Hans B, Dortmund Kreativ, Dortmund, Germany
2022 The point of truth, beauty and knowledge, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
2022 Überlegungen einer Welt im Entstehen, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany
2022 SCHWARZZSEITE PROJEKT, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
2022 Die Welt zwischen Papier und Fläche, Nordstadtgalerie, Dortmund, Germany
2018 External Adjudicator: Yellow Flag School Programme, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Limerick Printmakers/ Winter Exhibition, The Belltable Theater, Limerick, Ireland
2012 Irish/Colombian Print Exchange, Centre for Creative Practices, Irland/Kolumbien
2011 National College of Art and Design 3rd Year Painting and Sculpture Dept. Exhibition, Moxie Studios, Dublin, Irland
2010 REC, Black Church Studio Gallery, Dublin, Irland

Further Academic and Professional Experience
2013–19 Lecturer, Fine Art Print Department, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2017–19 Faculty Board Member, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2009 – 2019 Board Member, Master Printer, Etching Tutor, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin

Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Westdeutscher Künstlerbund
LAG Medien und Kunst NRW e.V.