Giulia Paradell’s work focuses on editorial practice, with a special interest in the field of artists’ books. Born in Rome, she studied graphic design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona (IED), then moved to New York where she attended the Arts and Transmedia course at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
She worked with multiple publishers interested in the distribution and dissemination of artist books, including Printed Matter Inc (New York), Archive Books (Berlin), Cura. (Rome) and TDPapapeles (Barcelona). In 2016 she returned to Barcelona to pursue her Master’s degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), presenting her thesis ‘Beyond the limits of the book’ under the direction of Dr. Victoria Cirlot Valenzuela.
She is co-founder of the Urbild Editions platform and since 2020 she has been a regular contributor to the Readers & Publishers platform, an online directory for independent publishers.
Hers is research that unfolds between art and design but always aims to explore the book as an artistic, cultural, and social object. Currently, her attention is focused on experimenting with paper, a material she arrived at through a journey that gradually dematerialized the book of all its components, until reaching the paper as a primary element of creation, experimenting in the elaboration of the same from natural fibers and plants.
Giulia takes up residence at Can Serrat during the month of July 2022.