The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) is an independent annual multi-day event celebrating contemporary art books and zines. Founded in 2013, it was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and has now established itself as one of the leading art book fairs in Asia. Each edition showcases the innovative approaches of exhibitors from Singapore and around the world, including artists, designers, distributors, small presses, institutions, galleries, zinemakers, and printmakers. Free and open to the public, the fair draws thousands of visitors each year, with more than 7,000 over one weekend in the most recent 2019 edition.
SGABF is committed to deepening the understanding of art books in Singapore, and encouraging the exploration of this diverse medium as a crucial, if not central aspect of art and design practices.
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As Singapore begins to open up again after a tumultuous year, SGABF returns in March 2021 with the Re:source Edition. The physical fair will return in a scaled-down, socially-distanced form, with a new way to accommodate our international exhibitors. And, in a world turning away from touch, SGABF revisits the medium of the art book—its definitions, mechanisms, and possibilities. Head over to our new Re:source page to find out more.
Singapore Art Book Fair 2019 (Photo Credit: Clarence Aw)