Color of Pain, 2018

Postal Artistic Books

International Postal Artist Books Project

an IAPMA supported event

Curator Ângela Barbour 

72 Artists from 36 Countries

Physical Exhibition Oswald de Andrade Gallery 

São Paulo . SP. Brazil - from May 15th to July 15th 2021

from May 15th to 31th the visits are only to the artists and press, and with restrictions due to the Pandemic, please contact for appointments.

From June First to July 15th the exhibition is opened to the Public 

Mondays to Fridays from 12 Am to 16 Pm

The LIVE for the Opening Event was on May 15th at 11:00 AM (BRT) and can be seen at


Ellora Ateliê in Sao Paulo, Brasil, organizes an International Exchange Program for Paper Artists with Artist Books.

The program is integrating the PapelArte/ArtPaper Interchange Art Project and is partially

supported by IAPMA (International Association for Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists).

During these Pandemic times, where all the world has stopped, and people have had the chance

to think about their lives and the planet, artists have been incredibly involved in their creative processes, searching for answers and finding new solutions to exhibit their artworks.

This project aims to create an opportunity for interested artists to exchange experiences through

Artist Books created by the artist and then exchanged with another to be completed. In this way, distances will be reduced, and their books will travel to where they are not allowed to go just now. It is also a way to get closer to artists that one may not know but who will receive very special material created by the other.

The concept is to exchange Artist Books with an artist from another country and continent.

Each book was made by two artists. And all the received books will participate in the final

exhibition in Brazil and form the International Artist Book Library.

Our intention is to show this collection in other locations in the coming years.


Artists of the Project

At the open Call 72 artists from  36 countries and 5 continents joined the project, and by a Draw we attributed for each one a partner from another countries, always mixing  a non IAPMA member with a member. And then the artists begin a conversation and that exchange project, each one beginning an artist book and sending to the other to finish it and then send to us in Brazil to the exhibition. All this process allowed artists to know new people from a distance place

and share their knowledge

and experiences during

the Pandemic.

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Ângela Barbour


Ângela Barbour . Visual Artist.Curator. IAPMA Exhibition Coordinator. Fabricademy Instructor / CEO Ellora Atelie Fabricademy Node Brasil. Curator PaperArt Interchange Projects. Trabalhando com vários materiais e constantemente inovando, está artista é reconhecida pelo estilo amplo e elaborado. Entre em contato com Ellora Atelie - Fabricademy Node Brazil para saber sobre as peças disponíveis.

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  • Postal Artist Books _ Travelling Exhbition
    01 de nov. 11:00 – 11:05
    São Paulo, SP, Brasil
    We have already invitations to present the exhibition in some countries in the sequence: Colombia, Finland, Switzerland, Stonia, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Italy. We will actalize here the travelling details of the project.
  • Postal Artist Books Project _ Premier Exhibition
    seg., 10 de mai.
    Galeria Oswald de Andrade
    10 de mai. 11:00 – 11 de jun. 15:00
    Galeria Oswald de Andrade, Rua Três Rios, 363 - Bom Retiro, São Paulo - SP, 01123-001, Brasil
    Exhibition of the Artist Books produced during the exchange program between 72 artists from 36 countries.
  • Postal Artist Books Project
    ter., 01 de set.
    Artist Book Exchange Program
    01 de set. de 2020 16:00 BRT – 21 de abr. de 2021 15:57 BRT
    Artist Book Exchange Program
    We launched the project in 2020 september and received submissions until, then we made a draw to distribute the pairs od artists and put them in contact.

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