Study 1Stella Ioannidou
found books unbound with trimmed and arranged pages, PVA glue, double fan bound.9.5 x 6.5 inches
Artist Statement

This book might be about reconstruction and the subtle connections formed between pages. Some pages are folded and cropped, and others are intact. Some sequences are quietly choreographed, and others present themselves boldly.

The book is meant to be viewed from front to back, at a medium pace, with a few pauses when it feels inviting to stay a little longer with the material composition. The book documents the process of considered collection of found books; complete deconstruction of their contents to perceive new formations; and the making of a composition through careful selection, self-reflection, and resonance.

It equally captures intentional choices and unintended consequences. It sometimes contains stillness and pause, or a sudden release.


Stella Ioannidou is an artist, designer, and researcher based in New York and Athens. She works in-between and within the fields of visual experimentation, of architectural and urban research, of critical cartography, and of writing.

In her practice, Stella experiments with the flexibility of story-making, creative technology, and artistic intervention. She works to discover connections and possibilities between selves and worlds.

Her work has been published and exhibited at Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Bozar, MUCEM, the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, Arko Art Center, Seoul Biennial 2019, Oslo Triennial 2016, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Urban magazine, Funambulist magazine, Urban Omnibus. She has received the William Kinne traveling fellowship for her project Visualizing Naqab and has participated in artist residencies at Onassis AiR and Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto.

Stella holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and a Master of Architecture from GSAPP, Columbia University.

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