11/05/2019 – 12/05/2019

Ghent Art Book Fair 2019

in collaboration with APE Art & Books and Kunsthal Gent

Following the successful editions of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR from 2015 until 2018 at 019’s docks of Ghent, the fair’s edition 2019 moves to a new location. 019 and APE-art & books (former RIOT) are proud to present the 5th edition of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR on the 11th and 12th of May at (and in collaboration with) Kunsthal Gent.

Showcasing contemporary art books by more than 60 (inter)national independent publishers, GABF 19 brings a new extensive program besides book launches and signings. An interesting side program will include international publishers’ and designers’ lectures, artists’ performances, workshops and exhibitions. All presented in the brand new Kunsthal Gent located in the city center of Ghent.

On the same weekend, at the same location there’s also Zine Happening V* by Les VoiZines taking place.

*The two festivals collaborate, and share the space, but are still separate in their programming and tables (a symbiotic relationship, just as nature likes it).


Saturday: 12:00—20:00
Sunday: 11:00—18:00

_bulk (BE)
A Missão (BR)
Another Gaze (UK)
Art Paper Editions (BE)
Be-Part (BE)
Case Publishing (NL)
Defrost Studio (NL)
Editions Menard (BE)
Empire books (FR)
Fellow Beings (BE)
Frans Masereel Centrum (BE)
From Me To You Publications (BE)
Fully Booked (US)
Für Dich Verlag / Risiko Press (BE)
FW:Books (NL)
Grafische Cel (BE)
Handshake (ES)
het balanseer (BE)
Ines Claus (BE)
KASK & Conservatorium (BE)
LE BAL Books (FR)
Librairie Lame (FR)
Libraryman (SE)
malenki.net (DE)
Mapping Bookbinding (BE)
NO Publisher-table (BE)
Objet Papier (FR)
Occasional Papers (UK)
Onomatopee Projects (NL)
Pantingo (BE)
Pony Press (BE)
POOL publishing (AT)
Publication Studio Rotterdam (NL)
Puma Press (BE)
Punta Lara ediciones (AR)
Roma Publications (NL)
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (BE)
Stefanie Leinhos (DE)
Subjective Editions (BE)
Surfaces Utiles (BE)
Temple Magazine (FR)
The Eriskay Connection (NL)
Triangle Books (BE)
TSAR Editions (CH)
Tzuhan (DE)
Werkplaats Typografie (NL)

Coinciding with the Ghent Art Book Fair, Kunsthal Gent opens
The International Collection of Small-Scale Printed Objects (curated by Syndicat and Quentin Schmerber). The collection, made up of several hundred international projects looks at contemporary graphic design through the intelligence of the forms and economic and technical knowhow of printed objects that are modest in their format or size. With work by: Åbäke (UK), Xavier Antin (FR), Antoine + Manuel (FR), Atelier de création graphique (FR), André Baldinger (FR), Jean Marc Ballée (FR), Alexandru Balgiu and Olivier Lebrun (FR), Marine Barbet, Garance Bastat-Popower, Florent Macrez and Adrien Tison (FR), Bizzarri-Rodriguez (FR), Boekie Woekie (NL), Jean-Philippe Bretin (FR), Building Paris (FR), Bureau Collective (SZ), Benoît Cannaferina (FR), Christophe Cherix (SZ), Claude Closky (FR), Le Club des chevreuils (FR), Ines Cox and Lauren Grusenmeyer (BE), Studio Veronica Ditting (UK), De Designpolitie (NL), DeStihl (FR), Marietta Eugster (SZ), Europa (UK), Experimental Jet Set (NL), Ed Fella (US), Ryan Gander (UK), Christophe Gaudard (FR), Thomas Geiger (AT), Gilbert and George (UK), Grapus (FR), Oliver Griffin (UK), Studio Joost Grootens (NL), Anna Haas (SZ), Rachel Harrison (US), Helmo (FR), Will Holder (UK), Claire Huss (FR), Jan en Randoald (BE), Mikk Jõgi, Zuzana Kostelanská and Laslo Strong (NL), Philippe Karrer (SZ), John Kelsey (US), Joris Kritis (BE), Anna Kulachek (RS), James Langdon (UK), Pierre Leguillon and Clovis Durand (FR), Florence Loewy (FR), M/M (Paris) (FR), Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt (BE), Karel Martens (NL), Maximage (SZ), Meeusontwerpt (NL), Fanette Mellier (FR), Mevis & van Deursen (NL), Aleksandra Mir (SE), Adeline Mollard and Clemens Piontek (SZ), Jonathan Monk (UK), Fraser Muggeridge Studio (UK), Karl Nawrot (FR), Neo Neo (SZ), Richard Niessen and Esther de Vries (NL), Studio NOI (SZ), officeabc (FR), OK-RM (UK), Gérard Paris-Clavel (FR), Julie Peeters (BE), Radim Peško (CZ), Adrian Piper (US), Marie Proyart and Jean-Marie Courant (FR), Manuel Raeder (DE), Etienne Robial (FR), Grégoire Romanet (FR), Guillaume Sbalchiero and Eliott Grunewald (FR), Marius Schwarz (DE), Mathias Schweizer (SZ), Syndicat (FR), Spassky Fischer (FR), SpMillot (FR), Coline Sunier and Charles Mazé (FR), Team TCHM (NL), Frédéric Teschner (FR), Toner toner (FR), Pierre Vanni (FR), Vier5 (DE), Yonatan Vinitsky (PL), Kelley Walker (US), Charlie Waterhouse and Clive Paul Russell (UK) and others to come.