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

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 has her Studio at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund, where she is also a Board Member. In 2023 she was invited to become a member at the Westdeutscher Künstlerbund e.V.

Ando is currently a lecturer at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2022 Kartografie der Sinne, Städtische Galerie Torhaus, Dortmund (DE)
2018 A proposal for democratic views, ideas and perceptions, Causeway Centre, Hong Kong
2018 A proposal for democratic views, ideas and perceptions, 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 That Might Turn You Into a Republican, TBG + Studios, Studio 6, Dublin (IE)

Selected Group Exhibitions

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)
2022 Werkschau, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (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)
2020 Licht an!, Künstlerhaus 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)
2018 In: Print, The Gallery at Green Acres, Wexford (IE)
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)
2016 25, Bandon Engage Arts Festival, Cork (IE)
2015 imPRESS Project, curated by Dr. Angela Griffith, Conference IMPACT 9, Hangzhou (CN)
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 Bienal de Gravura de Santos, São Paulo (BR)
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) 
2010 Where Borders Meet – The Response, Galeria Lamelli, Krakow (PL)
2010 Yeats and the Golden Age of Print, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo (IE)
2009 Northern Print Biennale, curated by Gill Saunders, Newcastle (catalogue) (GB)
2009 Tomorrow is Today, in collaboration with Oran Day, Original Print Gallery, Dublin (IE)
2009 Symmetry, curated by Rhona Byrne and Oran Day, Original Print Gallery, Dublin (IE)
2005 V Biennale Internationale d’Île-de-France, Versailles (FR)
2005 Biennale of Harlech, Wales (GB)
2004 Memorial Gallery Annual Exhibition, Wrexham, Wales (GB)
2003 Generations, curated by João Spinelli, Espaço Unicid, São Paulo (BR)
2002 Doze, Casa das Rosas, São Paulo (BR)
2002 Annual Group Exhibition Programme, Centro Cultural São Paulo (BR)
2001 Edital de Exposições, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Campinas (BR)
1999 Mostra Rio Gravura, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
1999 2º Young Talents Prize, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Americana (BR)
1997 Introdução aos Fenômenos Vitais, Espaço Cultural Tendal da Lapa, São Paulo (BR)
1997 Poéticas, Empório Cultural Paulista, São Paulo (BR) 

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, Talk, 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 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

Recent Residencies

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, Japan
2018 Kloster Bentlage Print Residency, Rheine, Germany

Recent Grants and Awards

2022 Dortmunder Förderkorb – Vortrieb 2022, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
2022 Förderung der Bildenden Kunst 2022, Projekt “Songs of Concrete”, 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, Projekt “Während sich das Universum ausdehnt”, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW
2020 Grafik aus Dortmund Prize-Recipient, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
2020 Dortmunder Förderkorb Stipendium, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund

Curatorial Projects

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 Master Printer Satoru Itazu: Talk+Demo+Workshop, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Limerick Printmakers/ Winter Exhibition, The Belltable Theater, Limerick, Ireland
2012 Irish/Colombian Print Exchange, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin und Bogota, 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, Ireland
2017–19 Faculty Board Member, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
2008–19 Visitor Engagement Team, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Erasmus + Staff Training Mobility, Berlin Weissensee Kunsthochschule, Germany
2018 Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobility, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany
2017 Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobility, Kunstakademie Münster, Germany
2017 Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility, École Supérieur de Beaux-Arts Tours Angers Le Mans, France
2009 – 2019 Board Member, Master Printer, Etching Tutor, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland
since 2006 running courses and workshops in museums, galleries, print studios and art programs including: Druckvereinigung Bentlage, Black Church Print Studio, National Gallery of Ireland, Chester Beatty Library, National Print Museum, Tallaght Hospital (Psychiatric Unit) Dublin City Council, Bealtaine Festival, Ballybough Community Centre, Limerick Printmakers, Galway Print Studio, Seacourt Print Studio, The Ark, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Axis Arts Centre, Illustration Boot Camp (Adrienne Geoghegan), Griffith Barracks Educate Together, Glasnevin Educate Together, Belvedere College, Presentation College Warrenmount, St Columba’s College.

Please contact me for full CV // gerne kontaktieren Sie mich für einen vollständigen Lebenslauf oder weitere Informationen auf Deutsch