The Toronto Art Book Fair | TOABF is a free public festival that celebrates and explores artists' books and printed matter. Taking place July 5 - 8 at Chinatown Centre Mall (222 Spadina Avenue), TOABF 2018 will feature curated exhibitions, installations, Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops.
The Toronto Art Book Fair is dedicated to increasing the visibility, dissemination, appreciation, and understanding of the artist's book and its contemporary manifestations within the visual arts field in Toronto and abroad. Independent artistic print culture has a rich narrative in Canadian art history, and is an often overlooked aspect of Canadian cultural identity. The goal of TOABF is to highlight these personal and collective stories, and elevate the artistic integrity of artists’ books by presenting artists’ books, multiples, and printed matter to a wide audience. The ongoing vision for TOABF is to represent the diversity of cultural production and creative expression.
The Toronto Art Book Fair would not be possible without the support of the local and international artist's book and printed matter community. The Toronto Art Book Fair is generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council and is held in an accessible venue.
Thursday, July 5 6-8pm
Friday, July 6 12-8pm
Saturday, July 7 12-8pm
Sunday, July 8 12-6pm
Maxine Proctor - Director/ Co-founder
Karie Liao - Curatorial Projects/ Co-founder
Robyn Lew - Programming Coordinator
Cléo Sallis-Parchet - Art Book Week Coordinator
Milena Chevillard - Communications Assistant
Emma Sharpe, Amanda Brason,
Derek Coulombe, Ben Freedman,
and Erin Reznick.