Exhibitors & guests 2018

Nordic Art Press
Gloria Glitzer / We Make It
Lars Müller Publishers
San Serriffe
Heavy Books
Mondo Tromsø
Issue Press

Bergen Kunsthall
Bergen Kunsthall er blant Nordens ledende kulturinstitusjoner og en sentral aktør i samtidskunstfeltet. Bergen Kunsthall har et internasjonalt anerkjent, og faglig sterkt, utstillings- og arrangementsprogram. Med utstilingsprogrammet følger egenproduserte og kollaborative publikasjoner. Bergen Kunsthall er sterkt forankret lokalt, og bidrar til å skape et kunstfaglig tyngdepunkt utenfor hovedstaden.

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen

Blokk forlag
Blokk Forlag ble etablert i 2016 og gir ut tegneserier, fanziner og artist books. De har gitt ut antologien Byrjing, og oversatt Gina Wynbrandts "Kan noen være så snill å ligge med meg" i 2018. I tillegg har de gitt ut flere fanziner. Drevet av Anja Dahle Øverbye og Ingrid Flognfeldt Brubaker.

Geir Egil Bergjord / Geir Haraldseth
At Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergjord will present the second issue of Gilka Qtly. Edited as an artist book of full bleed images, it will have the format and paper quality known from weekly magazines. Each issue deals in a playful way with a selected theme or topic.

Perdita Metabuk is an art project and an independent publishing imprint created by artist Sandra March. Her catalog includes artists’ books, limited editions, object books, printed experiments, games, and bizarre fanzines.

Norsk risoforening

Lydgalleriet has a collection of both self-published books and poster publications, together with books about sound art to sell at BABF.

Plutôt Chouette
Plutôt Chouette is the collective of comic artists Mathilde Van Gheluwe and Gabri Molist. Their stories fluctuate from lost drunk hobos to strong powerful girls.

Siri Ahmed Backström
Siri Ahmed Backström is an illustrator and author, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She started making her own books during her Master’s degree in Storytelling at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and after a few years of focusing on picture books for children, new artist’s books are in the making. During the project Turn the page, Siri is exploring what kind of picture based stories that come out of different ways of shaping, and browsing, a book.

Portmanteau Books

Ola Lysgaard
Bergen based cartoonist. Likes risoprinting and long walks.

Ulla West
MABL presents The Garden of Text/Textens Trädgård. Artist Book project by Ulla West: decoctions, tinctures, decolorations, impressions, autograms from plants and friends. MABL – Mobile Artist’s Books Library is a flexible mobile space and library that develops in interaction with its environment. MABL contains artworks and text-based representations under production, mixed with collected items since 1960. Since 2010 MABL oresents selected artists books in the context of contemporary art. MABL also publish books in varied shapes.

CODEX POLARIS er resultat av en voksende interesse det siste tiåret for kunstnerboken lokalt som internasjonalt. Dette ser vi manifestert blant annet gjennom de mange artist books fairs som har etablert seg. I 2012 ble en studiesirkel etablert av kunstnere i Bergen med fokus på dette brede tema. Resultatet ble etter hvert prosjektet og utstillingen Norske bøker. Som en følge av interessen og energien fra Norske bøker har utstillingsprosjektet SMAK AV BOK og Nordic Letterpress Collaboration sett dagens lys.I dag er CODEX POLARIS organiserte av Imi Maufe, Sarah Jost, Rita Marhaug og Randi Strand.

Oficyna Peryferie
We are artbook and zine publisher and print studio from Warsaw (Poland). We focus on artists prints mostly in form on book or zine. Our mission is to promote art publications and Poland, so we make a lot of workshops and lectures all across the country - that why we are the most recognizable artist-run publishing studio in Poland.

Coda Press
Coda Press’ cura­to­rial focus is centred around developing the work of artists working primarily with text as a central medium in their studio practice. In 2018 at the Bergen Art Book Fair, Coda Press will be have three new releases on display alongside Publication Studio Vanocuver's recent release, 'The El Dorado Commission' by Scott Elliott, distributed through Coda Press in Norway.

Askeland Bok & Papir
Askeland Book & Paper is run by Daniel Askeland and based in Bergen. Focusing on reuse, he makes notebooks and other stationery and paper related products that have a unique and handmade feel. So much of what surround us with today has replaced paper, so why not pick up a pen and write something by hand?

Summer Forest X Ju Hee
Summer Forest is an independent publishing house in Seoul with a focus on visual culture in current publishing culture, photography. Ju Hee is a London based graphic designer from Seoul. Her work concentrates on expanding the concept of book exploring the use of visual language. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Kingston University and continuously developing as a graphic designer and researcher.

Small publishing house UK/PL/CZ

Scandinavian Kunstforum is an independent art magazine with two annual editions. It is a wide-range publication, including reports, interviews and essays. Our agenda is to create an open space for debate and discussion on culture and art in the Nordic countries. Scandinavian Kunstforum is the only Nordic magazine covering contemporary art, modern and historical art and culture.

Till Cremer
Till Cremer is a German photographer, designer and artist based in Berlin. Working on long-term projects in the field of portrait photography, he empirically and visually researches human entities by depicting individuals within their social group and environment. Produced over the course of five years, his portrait series Berlin Artists examines the characters, works, methods, subjects, tools and motivations of visual artists living and working in Berlin. The body of work comprises 500 portraits. During the fair, he presents the same-titled photo book featuring 300 portraits from the series and launches editions of (yet unpublished) photographs.

Journalen Billedkunst er faste gjengangere på Bergen Art Book Fair, og i år lanseres – passende nok – temanummeret «Boka» under messen. Vi tar et dypdykk i berøringspunkter mellom billedkunsten og boken (i dens mange variasjoner). Billedkunst er et redaksjonelt uavhengig fagblad som utgis av Norske Billedkunstnere. Det er medlem av Fagpressen og Norsk Tidsskriftforening. Jornalen kommer seks ganger årlig og har et bekreftet opplag på ca. 3 860. Redaksjon: Kjetil Røed (red.) og Tine Semb.

Jessie Churchill
Artist / designer based in Leeds, UK. Experimental publications weave in and out of her artistic practice. Publications become one off hand painted editions, sculptures and artworks scanned to create zines. Her work focuses on natural occurrences, times of the day, delicate shadows, empty locations and quiet landscapes.

Severina Sars Museum
Severina Sars Museum is a collaborative project by artist Annette Kierulf and writer Tormod Haugland, publishing a series of artist books, both individually and togeter. Severina Sars Museum also run an organic garden and organice seminars on art and litterature.

Edizione Multicolore
Edizione Multicolore is an independent publishing format based in Leipzig. Since 2016 we invite artists to create unique books and small editions.
We belive in self-publishing! We love contemporary art!
Edizione Multicolore is curated and organized by Fine Bieler & Dana Lorenz.

Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
Students currently studying at Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo who make Artists´Books, Publications and Fanzines.

Lord Jim Publishing
Lord Jim Publishing is an independent publisher of books based in Kristiansand, Norway. LJP aims at creating beautiful and relevant books in the form of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues and chapbooks.

Michael Crowe
Michael Crowe is a writer, artist and teacher based in London, England. His most recent book, An Attempt to Exhaust a Place in Grand Theft Auto was published by Studio Operative. Michael's work has been exhibited internationally, notably at LACMA, St Gallen Switzerland, Palais de Tokyo, Good Press, Glasgow and Le Plateau, FRAC Paris. He has given talks at the New Museum and the BFI, London. He is currently writing a letter to everyone in the world with Lenka Clayton.

Topos Bokforlag
Topos is a greek word that means place. As a publisher we want to mobilize concepts of place through the book format. We believe that artist books have a potential to enter a discourse of place in a time when it is becoming more than a location on a map or in a landscape, but rather a term linked with identity, form and presence. The artists perspectives might then be understood as a place in itself or the artist book as a place or medium for artistic ideas or concepts. Topos Bokforlag is a freshly started (2017) publication initiative based in Bergen and Oslo. We emphasize emerging artists with an investigational approach. Topos consist of Åsne Eldøy and Arild Våge Berge, both working visual artists Topos is run as a non profit organization aiming to share and distribute artistic work between places, images and ideas.

Bergen Ateliergruppe
Bergen Ateliergruppe is an art collective initiated in 2008 and situated at Dokken Havnelageret harborside building in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway.

Norway Stamp
NORWAY STAMP is a local brand from Bergen, specializing in various forms of paper-based art. As a visual artist and illustrator based in Norway, Lina L. Jordan invites you to discover her world through her detailed, hand-drawn illustrations, inspired by Norwegian life, nature and fairy tales. She is behind many art books, and more interesting art books are on the way.

Pseudonym Publishing
Pseudonym Publishing is a combined effort to initiate and publish projects were art and design meet. Based in Oslo, Pseudonym acts as an independent publisher of books, as well as offering design services and editorial consultancy to all our collaborators. PP is founded and run by graphic designer William Stormdal (Bleed) & writer Emilie Teige Skrattegård, with occasional appearances of other designers and artists in the runtime of collaborative projects, such as Espen Friberg (OSL, NOR), Thyra Dragseth (LIS, POR), Kristine Utne Stiberg (ODE, DEN) & Jan Kühr (PRA, CZE)

Risotop Verlag
Risotop is the publishing platform of the class for painting and print-making of Christoph Ruckhäberle (Lubok) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. From painting to printing and reverse we do publish Risograph- and Hektograph-printed zines and books, trying to get the most out of the printing-techniques and their resulting alienations.

Anders Elsrud Hultgreen
Anders Elsrud Hultgreen is a filmmaker based in Bergen. In 2014 he released his debut feature film, the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic science-fiction film MORGENRØDE. In 2016 he published his debut book, the science fiction poem FERDSSKRIVEREN. This year he will publish, the acid-western book DEVONSK FEBERTOKT, here he brings the reader out of time on a fever trip through an overwhelming heat wave and wildfire catastrophe in a mars-like wild west world. This artists book do also exists as a feature film...

Temelín Press
Temelín is a collective and the name of an artist poster-zine created by Marthe Bleu (photographer) and Sara Risvåg (graphic designer). It was a picture the Temelín nuclear reactor that started our collaboration in 2014. We have since made a series of riso printed poster-zines and collaborated with other artists and photographers. Each issue revolves around a new theme or topic.

Valgfri Virkelighetsoppfatning Forlag
Valgfri Virkelighetsoppfatning Forlag gir ut bøker, filmer, lyder og det høyst valgfrie: sak. Siden lanseringen i 2017 har Valgfri Virkelighetsoppfatning Forlag utgitt over 30 publikasjoner, hatt filmvisninger, høytlesninger samt vår- og høstslipp.

Per Jonas Lindström
I’m an artist who’s been working with artist books close to 30 years. But it’s only the latest couple of years it has developed to be in the main focus of my art practice. I do artist book workshop as a method to develop new ideas and a way to get closer to my intuition. There is no plan, nor clear goal, no meaning except when glimpse of divine normality arrives, and fish starts swimming around. I start often in the middle of the book working in both directions. It`s all about trusting my artistic touch/knowhow and the art of luck. Mostly my books are without text, manly with colors, cutouts, collages, holes, and above all, obscure histories in diverse directions. Normally I allways make unique books, until this year. 2018 I`ve started to “mass produce” a chosen group of books from my earlier years. Though it`s still hand made. In an addition I also invite other artists to develop ideas and create artists book in a symbiotic atmosphere. Some of them I will present at the fair.

Ingrid Bjørnseth, Malin N. Overholth og Anette Friedrich Johannessen
Bergen based artists, Malin N. Overholth and Anette Friedrich Johannessen presents an artist book “At Anchor 60°23′33″N 005°19′24″Ø” // “Forankring 60°23′33″N 005°19′24″Ø” at BABF 2018. “At Anchor ..” is a collaboratorial work and consists of photographs, prints, performance and text from their projects bound to two different sites juxtaposed and showed in the exhibition INDIKASJONER at Galleri Christinegaard fall 2018. The project is part of a longer collaboration, where both artists has explored, read and created traces of activity and presence in the abandoned, open spaces, materials and structures left.

Micro Library Books
Micro Library Books is an independent publishing platform specialising in the design and production of pocket-sized, limited edition books and packaging. Micro Library Books was established in 2012 by artist Lee Shearman who designs and prints the artwork digitally and then assembles and binds the books by hand. Titles cover speculative and abstract illustration, micro pop-ups and sculptures, artist collaborations and poetry as well as diaries, sketchbooks and miniature novelty objects such as an imitation record player.

Kay Arne Kirkebø
Kay Arne Kirkebø (b. 1979) lives and works in Bergen. He holds a master's degree in art from Bergen University of Arts and Design. Kirkebø works mainly with drawing and has in the last few years focused more on zines and artbooks. He has published two book, Walkthrough (2015) and All Is Lost (2017). This year he will bring a new zine aswell as a series of new prints.

kaffi fanzine
kaffi fanzine is a Norwegian zine established 2014 in Haugesund, Norway. Made in D.I.Y Old School zine style with cut & paste, collage & presented in a 24-pages stapled A5 xerox color print, wrapped in non-environmental plastic. Limited Editions with A4 prints available. All zines hand numbered & only 100x per volume. The zine writes about Music, Subculture & Art.

cph flip book nest
cph flip book nest is a non profit traveling gallery for flip books made by Nordic artists who works with drawing. The gallery had its first exhibition in January 2018 in Copenhagen and is initiated and run by artist Christina Bredahl Duelund. A flipbook is a series of drawings that gradually varies from side to side, simulating a movement like an animation. The book can either be executed as a unique piece of artwork or can be printed as limited editions. For every new exhibition more artists will participate in cph flip book nest and take on a new common working title to develop their work from but you will also find flipbooks from the previous exhibitions. The gallery travels around and act as an alternative platform for artistic dialogue through the drawn lines and it will show up anywhere it is welcomed.

Anngjerd Rustand

Floriane Grosset
Floriane Grosset is an artist based in Bergen, who produces artist books and small objects editions. Playing with the format and idea of the book, and expending it to pre-cinematic inspired objects, she organizes her photographs of modern architecture to create stories or trips that go in loops and trap the reader.