Barcelona -2023

ArtsLibris Barcelona celebrates its fourteenth edition, for the third year in the moated area of the Mercat de Sant Antoni. The fair will feature a hundred publishers and an ambitious cultural proposal made up of talks, debates and workshops around artist publications.

In the fourteen years of its existence, ArtsLibris has established itself as one of the most important international artists’ book fairs in the world, and makes possible the meeting between publishers and artists of a global scope, with professionals in the sector and with the local audience

A fair that has managed to break with the traditional Anglo-Saxon model used in most artist book fairs, with publications predominantly in the English language. ArtsLibris is a fair that is based on diversity and that looks towards the south of Europe and Latin America. Likewise, ArtsLibris has established itself as the main fair in Catalonia and Spain in the coverage, dissemination and marketing of the artist book publishing sector, contemporary bibliophilia and photo books, along with other related formats.

Entrance on Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 1
08011 Barcelona
Entrance on Carrer Manso, 154B
08015 Barcelona

Friday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Saturday June 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Opening: June 9 at 12 p.m


13L (Barcelona) · 42 Líneas Ediciones de Arte (Oviedo) · Àfriques Edicions (Sant Cugat del Vallès) · Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art (Barcelona) · Alias (Mexico City) Amagats (Barcelona) · Amen&Co (Portal Nous) · Andreas Gleich (Wiesbaden) · Archive Books (Berlín) · ArtsLibris (Barcelona) · Asociación Amigos de Eloi Gimeno (Barcelona)Barcelona Llibres. Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona) · Bartlebooth (Lugo) · Ca l’Isidret (Sant Martí Sarroca) · Caja Negra (Buenos Aires) · Caniche (Madrid) · CCCB (Barcelona) · Centre d’Art La Capella (Barcelona) · Centre d’Art Tecla Sala (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) · Chamo San (Barcelona) · Cibercliff (Barcelona) · Comisura (Madrid)Contrafotografía (Barcelona) · Cristina Ortiz Castillo (Barcelona) · Cuscusian+s (Girona) · Dalpine (Madrid) · Edbosc – Edicions del Bosc (Terrassa) · Ediciones Anómalas (Barcelona) · Ediciones Posibles (Barcelona) · Editorial Concreta (Valencia) · Editorial Elvira (Pontevedra) · Editorial RM (Barcelona) · EINA Edit (Barcelona) · El Naufraguito (Barcelona) · Enciclòpedia Art. Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana. (Barcelona) · Es Baluard Museu (Palma) · Escola Llotja (Barcelona) · Espe Pons (Barcelona) · Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani (Barcelona) · Fèlix Sampietro (Terrassa) · Fontanar ediciones (Segovia) · Fosfatina (Vigo) · Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona) · Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona) · Fundació Vila Casas (Barcelona) · Fundación María José Jove (A Coruña)Fundació Mies van der Rohe (Barcelona) · Fundación TBA21 | Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Madrid) · House of Chappaz (Valencia / Barcelona) · Galería Miguel Marcos (Barcelona) · Galerie / Librairie Echo (Paris) · Gaspar Warehouse (Barcelona) · Graphobios (Buenos Aires) · Hangar books (Lisboa) · Independiente (Fornells de la Selva) · Julio Balaguer (València) · La Dieresis (Mexico City) · La Fábrica (Madrid) · La Granja Estudio (Madrid) · La Maleta de Portbou (Barcelona)· La piel del libro (Barcelona) · La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (Barcelona) · Librería La Dolce Vita (Barcelona) · Libros del Zorro Rojo (Barcelona) Llibreria Fènix (Barcelona) · Llibreria Fictícia (Barcelona) · Llibreria Sánchez (Barcelona) Llibres de Companyia (Barcelona) · MACBA (Barcelona) · Metales Pesados (Santiago de Chile) · Mia Martí (Barcelona) · Mousse Magazine And Publishing (Milan) · Muga (Gijón) Mujeres en las artes visuales. MAV (Barcelona) · multistudioBOOKS (Barcelona)Museu Apel·les Fenosa (El Vendrell) · Museu d’Art Modern de Tarragona (Tarragona)Museu del Disseny / Disseny Hub Barcelona (Barcelona) · Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Barcelona) · Museu Picasso (Barcelona) · NATASHA CHRISTIA Curatorial Projects (Barcelona) · NEUH (Rubí) · Ojos de Buey (Barcelona) · Paint It Black – Books & Publishing (Torino) · per(r)ucho (Valencia) · POLVORA (Valencia) · Poncho Martínez / DEEP edicions (Barcelona) · PROGRESSO (Barcelona) · Raiña Lupa (Barcelona) RESTORY, rare books for rare people (Barcelona) · Roberto Equisoain – 1+1=11 (Zaragoza) · RocioSantaCruz (Barcelona) · Roser Sales Estudio (Barcelona) · Ruben Barroso (Sevilla) · Sendero Nocturno (Sant Adrià de Besòs) · Temblores Publicaciones (Ciutat de Mèxic) · Tinta Invisible (Barcelona) · Torres Rivas (Madrid) · Umbigo Ediçoes (Lisbon) · Universo de Letras (Barcelona) · Xavier Manriquei Alejandra Morales (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) · x_x (Madrid)

International Seminar

Program presented by eina idea

The relationship of artistic practices with books goes far beyond production, documentation or reading. Given the abundance of hybrid formats, resonances and multidirectional flows, these dynamics are seen more as a great shared and unstable territory whose temporalities are punctuated by constant mutations and contaminations. We will call that zone of confluences, affects, agencies and sensitivities linked to the book as a sensitive, portable device and artifact, close to bodies and capable of connecting them and passing from one body to another, libric. Líbrica is also the word that will return again and again throughout the program that the eina idea platform has conceived for the Arts Libris 2023 Seminar.

Within the framework of the fourteenth edition of the Arts Libris artist book fair, the Líbrica program will take place between June 10 and 11, 2023 at the Sant Antoni Market in Barcelona.



A dynamic and flexible space for discussion, dissemination and exchange of authors, publishers and the general public.

This year we will have programmed around twenty presentations and activities that will be located in two spaces: one outside, the Speakers’ Corner, in the context of the fair, and another inside, the Speakers’ Room, in the Multipurpose Hall of the «Fossat del Mercat of Sant Antoni».


1:30 p.m. Inaugural Talk of the Speakers’ Corner, Emmanuel Guigon and Carmen Calvo. Presentation of the Museu Picasso publication on the occasion of the anthological exhibition of the Valencian artist, open to this museum until September.


15:30 Performative presentation: Ramón Ollé, “el brillo “oculto de lo ignoto.” Placido Romero. Amagats


4:00 p.m. Presentation of The Okama Paradox, by Ediciones Anómalas. Ismael Ariño and Clara Gasull. Through drawings and photographs, both artists collect the experiences of a trip to Japan, thus reflecting on the meaning of travel, mobility and displacement. 


5:00 p.m. Talk. Santi Moix and Natalia Chocarro. On the occasion of the catalog published for the Santi Moix exhibition at the Fundación Vila Casas, the artist reflects with Chocarro on her relationship with her books.


6:00 p.m. Presentation of HeghDI’ vem ghaH, tu’lu’ Dinosaur. Joan Fontcuberta and Sonia Berger. Based on a short story by Augusto Monterroso, Fontcuberta creates a narrative fiction that reflects his interest in the conflicts between nature and photography, edited by Dalpine.


7:00 p.m. Presentation of “El Balcó Invers”. Dionis Scorsa / Manel Margallef. Scorsa, author of “El Balcó Invers”, talks with Margafell about this book created in confinement and published by the Museum of Modern Art of Tarragona

11:30 a.m. Performative presentation. “El libro de las cosas que ocurren, la gran obra del desentrañador impávido” / Plácido Romero. Editorial Escondidos


12:00 pm Ecocidis performative presentation. Un poema envenenado. Dionisio Cañas / Alex Gifreu. Ecocides. Un poema envenenado is a reflection on the supposed advances in agriculture and its consequences for the environment.


1:00 p.m. Presentation of “Deseado Mercadal”. Defeat, exile and torment in North Africa. Inma Prieto and Daniel G. Andujar. This publication, framed in Andújar’s project titled Letter of Marque, curated by Imma Prieto, reflects on the Mediterranean as a place far removed from any utopian image.


2:00 p.m. Presentation of The Boss is here, by Rafa Arocha. Tony Amengual / Rafa Arocha. The Boss is here is a reflection on control systems through the analysis of body language. The book is detachable and each cover is unique and handmade.


3:00 p.m. Presentation of the latest books from La Granja Editorial. The illustrated album, the comic, the artist’s books, the illustrated poetry, the graphic design and the fanzines are part of the catalog of this editorial formed by Lucía Ferreira and Álvaro Varograff.


4:00 p.m. Presentation of “Diagramando la Modernidad”. Edited by La Bahía and Editorial RM. Angela Molina and Ramón Reverté. Conversation about this book which offers for the first time a broad overview of the illustrated book in Latin America in the period 1920-1940, a stage characterized by the development and consolidation of its own modernities. 


6:00 p.m. Presentation of “Pintadas”. Gabriel Alberti and Manel Armengol. This book, edited by Ojos de Buey, collects more than 120 photographs taken in the street by Armengol during the late Franco regime and the Transition, key moments in the contemporary history of Spain.


7:00 p.m. Presentation of Wunderkammer. Suso Fandino and Santi Olmo. On the occasion of the exhibition that took place at the CGAC, Suso Fandiño talks with the director of the CGAC about El pabellón errante, a text written by the artist from Santiago for the exhibition catalogue.


8:30 p.m. Inauguration “Pintadas”. 1976-1979 in RocioSantaCruz In collaboration with the Ojos de Buey publishing house, RocioSantaCruz presents “Pintadas”. 1976-1979, individual exhibition by Manel Armengol (Badalona, 1949). In the exhibition, the photographer documents the graffiti in the street that flooded the walls of Spain during the Spanish transition, thus reflecting on the urban space as an ideological battlefield.

11:00 a.m. Sunday market. Presentation of “Cuadernos del Bongó Barcino”. Editorial project founded by the Cuban artists Mane Ferret and Eloy Enrique Valdés, residents of Barcelona, and Sigfredo Ariel, a Cuban writer and cartoonist. The Cuadernos del Bongó Bàrcino are made by hand with illustrations specially made for each of the volumes.


12:00 p.m. Sunday market. Multidisciplinary creations by Joan Vinuesa. Joan Vinuesa and Montse Ordonez. Painter, poet and singer-songwriter born in Barcelona, Vinuesa will present his literary and artistic work. Hand in hand with Montse Ordóñez, she will also talk about her relationship with the Sant Antoni Sunday Book Market.


1:00 p.m. Presentation of The Waiting Game. Txema Salvans. This project closes the trilogy The Waiting Game 2005-2022. The man’s relationship with the dog is the theme that serves to address the way in which man relates dystopically to his environment. The object of his work is the dog tied to the chain, to the walls or bars of factories, polygons, farms, properties


2:00 p.m. Presentation of Anarene, by Miquel Bastida. For eight years Bastida has photographed places in the United States that were once represented in the cinema and whose identity has remained unclear ever since.


3:30 p.m. Performative presentation: Ramón Ollé, The predictions of an anticipated / Plácido Romero


4:00 p.m. Presentation of the Eloi Gimeno award for the best Photobook. This year, for the second time, ArtsLibris together with the Foto Colectania Foundation, and in collaboration with the Friends of Eloi Gimeno Association, will award the Eloi Gimeno Award for the best Photobook in the presence of the attendees at the ArtsLibris Barcelona 2023 fair.


5:00 p.m. ArtsByblio Award Ceremony. E2 Editions, in collaboration with ArtsLibris, International Contemporary Publishing Fair. Announces the fifth artist’s book prize for schools nationwide.



5:00 p.m. Presentation of “La vida del Lazarillo de Tormes”. Antonio Alcaraz, Remedios Pérez and Poncho Martínez. Presentation of the contemporary illustrated edition that fully respects the Burgos publication of 1554. Produced in the typography workshop of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UPV using traditional printing processes. Award from the Ministry of Culture and Sports for the best published work in the Bibliophile category 2022.

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Líbrica Seminar

11:00 am Tony Amengual: Fanzine presentation: «Nadie es ilegal en el mundo». Fanzine by Mireia Comas. It is presented by Mireia Comas, Omar Janati, Hicham Elmoulat. Presented by Toni Amengual.


12:00 pm Presentation of the photobook “Tierra”. espe pons


4:00 p.m. Presentation of the publications by Rosa Brugat, Carmen Hurtado Pérez and Olga Olivera-Tabeni, members of MAV


5:00 p.m. Presentation of the books “Estamos a punto de estrellarse el estado del bienestar and “Once propuestas para cambiar el mundo”. Pedro Pitch. The Critical Collection of the Editorial of Áfricas Ediciones.


6:00 p.m. “La Casa del Vacío”, the dialogue between the Japanese master architect and his disciple talking about the void. Presentation of the books La Casa del Vacío and La casa del vacío.


Bookbinding workshops by the Conservatory of Book Arts – ESDA Lonja


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Media Luna Workshop. Glued artist book binding, accordion structure and hard covers. Taught by Irene Hernández.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Midori Workshop. Japanese travel notebook binding workshop, with interchangeable booklets. Taught by Beatriz Navarro.



5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Leporello Workshop. Bookbinding workshop d’encolat artist, with Leporello structure, with different lines of reading. Imparted by Irene Hernández.


Workshops to create your personalized exlibris through the manual photopolymer stamping technique, carried out by EINAEdit The workshop will be given by: Enric Mas and Javi Fernández


SATURDAY 10: 18:00 – 19:30

SUNDAY 11: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


* The price of each workshop is €3 to cover material expenses.

* Maximum 15 people per workshop. There are no previous registrations

ArtsByblio Award

Ediciones E2, in collaboration with ArtsLibris, the International Contemporary Publishing Fair, announces the fifth prize for the artist’s book for schools nationwide. The award is open to students from different art schools or universities who work in their studios in the artist’s book format.

ArtsLibris Award
Banco Sabadell

Every year, ArtsLibris awards the ArtsLibris Banc Sabadell Award. This prize consists of the acquisition and incorporation into the Col·lecció d’Art del Banc Sabadell of the editions selected by jury. El guardó seeks to donate support to publications that propose an original connection between ideas and visual contingents, that work with innovative publishing formats and that propose innovative aesthetic and conceptual contingents.

Eloi Gimeno Award
to the best Photobook

This year, for the second time, ArtsLibris, together with the Foto Colectania Foundation and in collaboration with the Friends of Eloi Gimeno Association, will award the Eloi Gimeno Award for the best Photobook among the contestants at the ArtsLibris Barcelona 2023 fair. The career of this artist revitalized Spanish photography through through photobooks, assuming aesthetic risks, self-publishing, elegantly working on the design of their books and launching processes of collective creation.

Series AL

The AL Series is a collection of artist books produced and edited by ArtsLibris with the support of Fundació Banc Sabadell. ArtsLibris launched it with the aim of promoting the publication of new work by artists who have shown, in their previous production, a clear interest in the field of artist books.

This year, the artist chosen for the publication of the AL Series is Oriol Vilanova (Manresa, 1980) with his book “El Mercats, mercaderes, mercancías”, designed and edited by eina idea. Until now, the award-winning artists have been Iñaki Bonillas (Mexico City, 1981), Martín Vitaliti (Buenos Aires, 1978), Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza, 1964), Wilfredo Prieto (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1978), Mariana Cast (Mexico City, 1975), Itziar Okariz (San Sebastián, 1965) and Mabel Palacín (Barcelona, 1965)

Dionisio Cañas. Ecocidios, Un poema envenenado

Presentation of the publication by Dionisio Cañas, a poet born in Tomelloso in 1949. “Ecocidios, Un poema envenenado” is a reflection on the agricultural tasks, taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of the development to which this sector has been subjected.

ArtsLibris Editions

ArtsLibris expands its collection of cotton bags and gloves with the creations of Pierre Leguillon (France, 1969). Pierre Leguillon has been a designer, exhibition curator and art critic since the early 1990s. He has been an editor at Sommaire and has published in Purple, Artpress, and Le Journal des Arts.

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