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Paper Brains Exhibition

CompanyD-File Studio
Lead DesignersDanne Ojeda, D-File Studio
ClientBook and Manuscript Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
CreditsPhotography: Stefanie Archer
Prize(s)Gold in Print / Signs, Exhibits and POP Displays
Entry Description

Paper Brains is a gaze at different reproductions of selected brains re-presentations. It approaches the question of how the human brain has been represented as a subject of study throughout different epochs in prints and books. The exhibition hints at the multiplicity of ‘readings’ of the brain from scientific and artistic perspectives. Largely based on the archive of the Special Collections Library, University of Amsterdam, Paper Brains includes reproductions made since the Renaissance, fugitive sheets and recent Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI).


Danne Ojeda is Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Danné’ s work engages contemporary communication design, art practice, and theory. In 2003, she founded d-file studio in Amsterdam, —a platform for concept and project development in the areas of visual art, design and theory—, from which she has mainly worked for and collaborated with cultural institutions that include the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), the Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico, among others.

Other Awards and Prizes

Her design works have been recognized with the Chicago Athenaeum—Good Design Awards (US), IDA Design Awards (US), How International Design Awards (US), Red Dot Design Award: Communication Design (DE), IF International Forum Design Award (DE), A’ (A-PRIME) Design Award (IT), the Creative Review Annual Awards (UK), Art Books Wanted International Award (CZ, FR), among others. Her complete publication and exhibition design oeuvre commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) was awarded Asia’s Top Designers Award, Singapore Design Award 2014.