ARCHIVE  (2015-2018)

We stand before the plant as researchers before infinity
Set of fanzines commissioned by the Trans:plant performance group composed by Emilia Giudicelli and Gregoire Paultre

​Texts by Eva de Wit and Paloma Ayala

Photos by Lisa Maatjens​
Drawings by Paloma Ayala

16pp, 
​2 booklets, 16 x 22 cm​, self-published

Oct 2019

USE THE SPACE
USE IT, YOU MUST

Sex, space and imagination


About gendered spaces in one of the biggest urban environments in the world. This publication materializes personal perspectives of different encounters that happened with ladies in New Delhi.

27.5 x 39cm, 10pp, self-published​
​​Written in New Delhi and Zurich
Printed in Mexico, 
Jan 2019

MONTERREY METRÓPOLI,

DIARIO DE LOS NUEVOS DISTRITOS
Publication containing fictional articles that address social realities in the northeastern city of Monterrey, Mexico.

Part of the series FICTITIOUS NEWS

Edited by Marcela Torres and Paloma Ayala

​Design by Futuro Moncada

Offset, 2 inks, 20.5 x 26cm, 48pp, printed in Monterrey, Mexico

2016

ART & CRISIS*
A Polyphonic Research on the Contemporary

MFA Degree Show publication

*Inclusion of my text "Travel Through t(HERE)", written after a visit to Athens, Beirut and Lesbos in April 2017, and the video work SATIRE TAXIS.

"[...] is the first volume of a new series aiming to explore the state of the world and cultural theories as seen through the lens of contemporary artistic practices and educational tools. Stemming from the Master Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts, and edited by MFA director Donatella Bernardi, the series’ ambition is to replace the traditional “degree show” catalogue with a theoretical publication showing the path followed by the students-turned-artists over the course of the year, and to explore how an educational institution based in Zurich can locate itself within the global (art) world."

Edited by Donatella Bernardi, director of the ZHdK MFA Program
ISBN: 978-3-03764-525-3
Softcover, 160 x 228 mm, 320 pages
Images 255 color / 80 b/w

Published by JRP Ringier

March 2018

El Fin de la Mar Caribe 

In collaboration with Javier Dragustinovis

A publication describing a US/MX border relationship with the tropical south. "Matamoros is a city that ‘officially’ marks the end of the imagination of Mexico, but affectively, demographically and culturally joins with Brownsville Texas in a longer united History developed over generations of humans settled in the Valley of the Bravo/Río Grande river."

ABOUT the project

Publication can be aquired upon request​
80pp, self-published, printed in Matamoros, Mexico. Oct 2019

​PROJECTS

WE THE INEVITABLY INTERCONNECTED

created in the fanzine-making workshop in collaboration with Decolonize Zurich



40pp

12 x 19cm

self-published

 ​printed in Zurich

July 2021

WORKSHOPS

A space to... 

#1 LOVE, #2 BE QUEER, #3 LIVE, #4 CHANGE

Series created during the fanzine-making workshop in Platteforum during 3 months were teenagers investigated, interviewed, drew, wrote, and photographed about topics related to how do we ocuppy public spaces.

12cm x 21cm , 24pp, self-published​
Printed in Denver,

2020

other PROJECTS

LETTERS FROM ONION ISLAND

A FICTIONAL EPISTOLARY PRACTICE

A fictional love letter exchange between Paloma Ayala and chicana writer Gloria Anzaldüa​. 

ABOUT the project

DOWNLOAD publication here.

​​36pp, ​self-published, printed in Zürich, April 2019

MY GIRLFRIEND IS A BOOK OF VOICES

MI COMPAÑERA ES UN LIBRO DE VOCES

transcripts of voices of strength and worth

[ENG] [ESP]

Publication company of the installation MONUMENT containing speeches, conversations and texts by women that performed as activists and public defenders of human rights.

ABOUT the project

DOWNLOAD publication here.

210pp, self-published, ​printed in Zurich, Dec 2019 and Denver 2020

PUBLICATIONS

#MANIFESTO

Collection of hashtags following different feminist concerns, provided by visitors of VOLUMES Independent Publications Fair.
Part of MEXA! The Female Takeover, independent publications made by women in Mexico, curated by Paloma Ayala and Adriana Domínguez

This #Manifesto supports the right of women to live a safe and free life.
#Fuckgenderviolence
#Primerolasmujeres
luegolasparedes​

DOWNLOAD publication here.​
20pp
​, self-published, printed in Zürich, Dec 2019