My work concerns the investigation of space, exploring a cosmos of repetition, entropy, temporality and transience. Space is the undefinable, the wild, the unknown, the intangible. For our perception, space is immeasurable. There is no metric unit that can capture its dimensions and that’s why I consider each of my works as a place. A place is a pause in space. A pause is an attempt to enclose and hold space.

In my practice I explore the relationship between two- and three-dimensionality through material, color and surface with a focus on printmaking and drawing. Paper plays a central role in it, whereby its surface, which I recognise as a space in itself, works as a starting point to delve into new ways of interpreting the concept of space as construct, environment or surrounding.

Born in São Paulo, Debora Ando studied Fine Arts at the Universidade de São Paulo and received an MA in Visual Arts Practice from the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland. She currently lives and works in Germany, where she is a Board Member in the Künstlerhaus Dortmund and the Westdeutscher Künstlerbund. Debora Ando lectures at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences since 2020.