What is the AABF?
The ABBF is an international art book fair that happens once a year and hosts artists, publishers, zinesters and anything in-between from Greece and abroad.
What are we looking for?
We aim to prioritise artists and publishers who are devoted to the printed medium and to contemporary artist publications, as there is not many other platforms to showcase their work in Greece, with this in mind we are looking for practitioners with an on-going publishing practice — this roughly translates to at least a handful of publications per exhibitor.
How can I apply?
If you are a publishing practitioner (be that an artist, a pulisher, a distributor, or a combination!) with an on-going practice you can apply for a table by filling out this form.
How many exhibitors get accepted?
The Athens Art Book Fair is an inclusive curated event, due to space restrictions, places are limited and there is a selection process involved. The venue capacity for our 2022 edition is about 100 exhibitors.
When will I know if I was accepted?
All applicants will be notified by early June.
Do I need to pay to participate?
Yes, the Athens Art Book Fair is artist-run and currently only funded by the contribution of our participants. We aspire to be as fair as possible and know first hand that a horizontal rate can still exclude participants from certain social groups so we devised three different fee categories: 60€ for artists, zinesters and DIY projects, 90€ for publishers, micro publishers, magazines and distributors and 200€ for large institutions.
As an exhibitor do I need to be physically present during the fair?
Absolutely! All exhibitors with a table are required to be present during the fair and responsible for their table, publications, sales and receipts.