About me

Ana Paula Estrada

I am a Mexican–Australian artist based in Brisbane. For the last seven years my art practice has focused mainly on the documentation of life stories of older Australians by combining photography, oral history, and the artist book. I am currently  undertaking a Master of Visual Arts by research degree at the Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University.


Selected Group Exhibitions

December 2018, ‘How we see reading room’, Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 2018,50 Years of the Photographic Artists’ Book, 1968-2018’ curated by Phillip Zimmermann, The Joseph Gross and Lionel Rombach Galleries, Arizona.
October  2018, ‘How We See: Photobooks by Women’, The New York Public Library NY
May, 2018, Photobook Show, Borough Road Gallery, London
July 2017, Arles Author Book Award Exhibition, Arles, France.
July 2017, Correlations,  Artist Book Brisbane Event ABBE, QCA, Brisbane.
February 2017, APOTY, Magic Johnson Gallery,   Melbourne Victoria.
January 2017, Month of photography LA (Mopla), Venice CA
December -April 2017, Second triennial Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks INFOCUS, the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum.
October 2016, RSP International Show, The Espacio Gallery, London, UK.
Septiembre 2016, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal.
August 2016 – Libris Award Exhibition, Artspace Mackay, Qld, Australia.
November 2015, Creación en Movimiento, Group show at Colegio de San Ildefonso, México.
May 2015, Unreal, group show at Head On Photo Festival. Sydney, Australia.
May 2015, Marketplace, group show at Artisan Gallery. Brisbane, Australia.
March 2015, Aproximaciones, group show at Club Foto México, DF Mexico.
December 2014, Creación en Movimiento, Group show – Fonca, Pátzcuaro, Mexico.
July 2014, The Hinterland, 10×8 Gallery Projections, Central Park Sydney, Australia.
March 2013, Of another time, Gallery on the Lane, Southport Qld, Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

March 2016, The Hinterland, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
February 2013, Of another time,  Hallway Art Community Centre, Sunshine Coast,Australia.
September 2012, Of another time, Queensland Center for Photography, Brisbane, Australia.
2015 – selected participant – Ageless Creative Enterprise Mentoring Project, Brisbane City Council. Australia


2017 award – Best Artist Book Prize, AAANZ, Australia. (Memorandum)
2017 award – Silver award with distinction. Australian Professional Photography Awards, Aus. (Memorandum)
2017 award – Highly Commended, Australian Photobook of the Year Award  (Memorandum)
2017 shortlisted – Book Award – Les recontres Arles, France (Memorandum)
2016 shortlisted – 2016 Libris Awars: The Australian Artists Book Prize (Memorandum)
2016 shortlisted – Royal Photographic Society Photobook Award, London UK. (Memorandum)
2016  shortlisted – 2016 Encontros da Imagem Festival Photobook Award, Braga, Portugal. (Memorandum)
2016 shortlisted  – Felila FOLA International Prize, Buenos Aires Argentina. (Memorandum)
2016 shortlisted – Flip Photobook Award (Memorandum)


2015-2016 Recipient of the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Creative Fellowship, SLQ, Australia.
2014 Recipient of the FONCA´s Young Artists Grant. Mexico

Academic Conferences / Publications

-‘Documenting Microhistories through artist books’, Conference paper presented at Impact Conference, Spain, September 2018
-‘Documenting Microhistories through artist books’, Conference paper presented at the Australian Historical Conference, ANU, Canberra, July 2018
-Estrada, A (2017) Memorandum: from concept to publication. JAB Journal of Artists Books – Center for Book, Paper & Print (USA), 42, 12-14.
-‘Memorandum: from concept to publication’. Conference  presented at ABBE, Griffith University (July 2017).

 Other Publications 

New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2018 Ed. 600 / IMA Magazine Winter Vol. 2016, Japan / Arena Magazine #134, Photo Essay, February 2015, Aus. / The Big Issue #476, “Land Spoils” January 2015, Aus. / Range News, “From paddock to plate” March, 2014 Aus. / Cuartoscuro Magazine #117, “La vida en gris; Ana Paula Estrada” Dec 2012 Mexico / The Big Issue #418, “Moving on” October 2012 Aus. / Sunshine Coast Dialy, “Take your place in history” February 2012 Aus. / Seniors Newspaper, “Memories are made of this” June 2012 Aus. / Queensland Festival of Photography Catalogue 2012

Artist Books

Memorandum, 2016 (Ed.200) / Perfect Imperfection 2014 (Ed.5) / The Hinterland, 2014 (Ed.5)

Curational Work

March 2018, The Mexican PhotoBook Collection, solo exhibition at Project Gallery, Brisbane.
March 2016, The Mexican PhotoBook Collection, group book show at PhotoBook New Zeleand, Wellington.
February 2016, The Mexican PhotoBook Collection, solo exhibition at Maud Gallery, Brisbane


State Library of Queensland / Australian Library of Art / National Library of Australia / Folio, Centro de la Imagen Mexico

Online Features

Book reviews: by Doug Spowart link, by Harvey Benge link, and by Gabriela Cendoyo (in Spanish) linkFeatured on Modern Farmer 2014 Link,  Huck Magazine 2014 Link, National Geographic 2013 LinkLAM The Grandma Issue” 2013 Link, Backyard Magazine 2012 Link.


2017 – 2019, Masters of Visual Arts by research degree at the Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University.
2004 – 2007, Visual Arts, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico.