about ana paula cordeiro

Ana Paula Cordeiro makes books by hand, photographs with film, prints from lead type, and writes either sparingly or profusely on unbound folios, which she then proceeds to bind into volumes. In 2018 she co-organized the multi-media installation Introspective Collective and co-authored a book about bookmaking called Bookforms. Originally from Brazil, she lives in Inwood (Manhattan) and does all her work at The Center for Book Arts communal shop. Her artist books are collected privately and institutionally.

Requested to produce a “150-words general statement”, she came up with

Coherence and consistency are my keywords for coping with a photographic memory. The analytical aspect of my personality struggles with the multifaceted stories of each encounter: the many versions of ourselves we produce as we move on. A clear recollection may create multiples, may generate a variable edition of selves – which by themselves are harmless, until they start conflicting with one another. Science knows enough about the human brain to ratify this: people edit memories in auto-pilot, instinctively rearranging events and words to allow the most convenient light.

Keeping tabs on hypocrisy can fill several books.

Incoherently and inconsistently I witness as we move on, leaving behind our all-but-linear narratives – the many books within books of our selves. The method of my artistic inquiry is in the making of books. The artistic inquiry itself is the making of books.

(Ana has issues with social media                                                

but recently gave in to instagram: @cordeiropaulana)

For more info please check this bio out
cordeiro bio feb 2019


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