OCTOBER 18-26 2021

A Digital Fair

Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF) is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement, appreciation and circulation of artists’ publishing. Coming soon is the second edition of our digital art book fair!

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The Program

The 2021 program features artists and publishers from Canada and abroad, guest curated by Eloisa Aquino and on our website through Youtube’s digital platform.  

Photograph from VABF 2019, the foreground of the image has heads of multiple seated people listening to a panel discussion of four individuals, the focus of the image is on the fourth panelist who is using their hands to emphasize what they are speaking about as the other panelists look towards them. Two blank white boards are on the wall behind the panel.
Photograph from VABF 2019, perspective from over the shoulder of a person holding a zine. Their arm shows a dark denim jacket and some bracelets. The zine is white paper and black text that is not legible. The out of focus background has green carpet with white dots and few other zines (orange, pink, blue) lying on the ground.

What is an Art Book?

We acknowledge that there are varying interpretations of what constitutes an art book. VABF defines an art book as a work of art that utilizes the form of a book. An art book is interactive, portable, movable and easily shared. It focuses on publishing as an artistic medium, often produced in small editions or as one-of-a-kind objects.

Join the VABF Club! Your membership will create a space for artists on local, national and global platforms, allowing us to act as a hub for artists’ publishing. Starting at $20 CAD your membership includes awesome perks each year! 

VABF gratefully acknowledges that our annual activities take place on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

Where are you located?
  • xʷməθkwəy̓əmMusqueam
  • Skwxwú7meshSquamish
  • Səl̓ílwətaʔ/SelilwitulhTsleil-Waututh

2020 Exhibitors