Karmaklubb* is an autonomous nomadic queer club concept and conversational platform. Besides club evenings and nights the programme consists of open conversations, curatorial work, screenings, artist talks, panels, concerts, performance, the Karma* ale, wine tastings, and sometimes food. And now: podcasts, listening sets, and an archive of ‘thought & pleasure’. Karmaklubb* is also a publishing […]

Kjellaug Hatlen Lunde

Kjellaug Hatlen Lunde is an artist working with the printmaking workshop KK-trykk, at Kunstkvarteret Lofoten. She organizes this workshop, also has her own studio at KK. She is also the founder of Trykk i Sanntid, a 5-year project on contemporary printmaking and networking. The project group is also led by Rita Marhaug (Trykkeriet Bergen) and […]

North Norwegian Art Center

The North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS) is one of the region's major art institutions. The Art Centre organises the biennial Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), one of Norway's main events in the field of contemporary art. Mondo Books has been a collaborator within several of its editions. While NNKS's gallery and artist residency is located […]

Claire Falkenberg

Claire Falkenberg lives in Yukon, Canada, on the traditional territory of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in. Falkenberg has participated in many art book fairs with Open Projects + Press, a NYC based curatorial platform and imprint.The books she makes are experiences in deep looking. She begins with photos she makes of trees, light, land, and then work with sequence, pacing, […]

Rebel With a Cause

Rebel With a Cause is the realisation of a dream based on a wish to create a platform that introduces some of the (as yet) unknown, wonderful, multifaceted and multi-perspectivising literary voices from all over the globe. Voices that present Her- and Histories from a different perspective, from different angles than the ones we are […]

Elina Waage Mikalsen

Elina Waage Mikalsen is an artist and musician from Tromsø, working with sound, text, performance and installation. Her background is both Sami and Norwegian, which is a recurring theme in her artistic practice. This has become a starting point for fantasizing and discussing. As an artist, she´s concerned with making visible and including the interweaving of […]

Camilla R. Nicolaisen

Camilla R. Nicolaisen is an artist and curator currently based in Tromsø. Her artistic practice involves film, drawing, ceramic structures, sound art and installations with natural materials. Conceptually, the overarching theme in her art practice relates to alternative knowledges connected to ecology and habitats. Often seeking to go beyond the underlying western concept of dichotomies that create artificial […]

Anzenberger Gallery

The Anzenberger Gallery bookshop was been founded by Regina Maria Anzenberger on the occasion of an exhibition with Martin Parr at the AnzenbergerGallery in 2011. It began as a book lounge with a small but carefully selected program. The following year the gallery moved to the former premises of the Anker bread factory, at one […]

Dundgol Records

Dundgol Records is a record store founded 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. They specialize in Mongolian music on vinyl, all genres of music from Soviet Union and former socialist countries, as well as western music of all genres. 

Bergen Kunsthall

Bergen Kunsthall is an international center for contemporary visual art. Their activities concentrate on the production of exhibitions, as well as ideas, theory and debate. They focus on presentation and dialogue, publication activities, lecture and concert series, actively challenging the established conventions for art’s production and reception. As a publisher of books, Bergen Kunsthall initiate […]

The Nomadic Library

The Nomadic Library is a research and re-printing project that investigates counter-cultural publications from the circumpolar North, particularly Northern Norway, Sapmi and Russia. The project aims to shed light on the importance of printed matter and its role in political acts of disobedience, resistance and social movements. The project was started in 2016 by Joar […]


OEI is a Stockholm based magazine for extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between poetry, art, philosophy, film, and documents; critical investigations, editorial enunciations, aesthetic technologies, non-affirmative writing, new ecologies, and counter historiographies.  OEI, started in 1999, has published 89 issues. The accompanying publishing structure OEI editör has released some hundred titles of investigative […]

Åsa Sonjasdotter

Åsa Sonjasdotter is an artist born in Helsingborg, Sweden, living in Berlin, Germany. Sonjasdotter gathers stories from co-specie entanglements of people and plants. For quite some time she has been immersed by stories of potatoes, a plant that fed the industrial and agricultural revolutions, making possible vast cultural and demographic changes. In her artistic practice, […]

Margrethe Iren Pettersen

Margrethe Iren Pettersen is a florist and a visual artist. She has a BA from the Academy of Contemporary Art in Tromsø and a MFA in Art and Public Space from Oslo National Academy of the arts. Pettersen seek to challenge the modern perception that divides culture from nature. In giving plants, insects, wildlife, and […]

Tomas Colbengtson

Tomas Colbengtson is sami, the indigenous nomadic reindeer-people who lives in the northern parts of Scandinavia. He is born in a small Sami village of Björkvattnet, Tärna, in Northern Sweden. In his works he often refers to sami culture, investigating cultural identity, history and indigenous peoples contemporary situations. He often experiments with a combination of […]

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell is an internationally acclaimed Scottish writer and book artist. In 2020 she received the prestigious British literature prize, the Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society. Between 2010 and 2017 she undertook a series of residencies with Arctic and Scandinavian museums resulting in publications including How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Greenlandic […]

Vebjørg Hagene Thoe

Vebjørg Hagene Thoe is a visual artist currently living in Stamsund, Lofoten. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and has since held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is a member of Nordnorske Bildende Kunstnere, Norske Billedkunstnere, Norske Tekstilkunstnere and is the […]

Mia Rogersdotter

Mia Rogersdotter Gran works with different media such as video, photography and text – often in installation form or as publications. Her work starts from an investigative process that she often makes visible in the result. She asks questions about collective and habitual ways for society to view and act in nature and she´s very […]

Julia Nikitina

Julia Nikitina was born in Salekhard, Northern Russia. She was raised by a single mother from a Ural village. She writes that often feels disconnected from her roots: her family traditions and mother's land feel very foreign to her. So she´s had to determine for herself what traditions are hers and to build a connection […]

Camille Lamy

Camille Lamy is a visual artist from Montreal, Canada. Her artistic practice focuses on photography, printmaking and artist books. Exploring the materiality of printed images, her work addresses notions of distance, insularity and remoteness in northern contexts. Interested in the poetic and narrative potential of images, her projects often take the form of books and […]

Arvid Sveen

Arvid Sveen is visual artist, photographer and graphic designer. He´s had solo exhibitions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands. As a graphic designer, he has designed more than 50 Norwegian municipal coats of arms. In 2004, he received the Finnmark County Municipality's Culture Prize. Arvid Sveen has published many books, such as […]

Toril Johannessen

Toril Johannessen is an artist living in Bergen. Perception and representation as historical and technological constructs are recurring themes in Johannessen’s artistic practice. Combining historical records with fiction and her own investigations, and with an attention to how science coexists with other systems of knowledge and belief, her works often have elements of storytelling in […]

Mihaly Stefanovicz

Mihály Stefanovicz is a visual artist, whose practice is predominantly based upon photo imagery and video work. He completed his bachelor degree at Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (N.L.) and his MA degree at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art in 2020. He was trained in the craft of traditional photography, focusing on studio photography. […]

Hilde Methi

Hilde Methi is a curator based in Kirkenes, Norway. She builds up long-term collaborative projects infusing artistic ideas in local contexts. She recently conceived ‘Dark Ecology’ (2014-2016, 2018) with Sonic Acts (NL), which over three years commissioned and presented temporary site-responsive installations and performances in the Norwegian-Russian border area and beyond. She co-curated LIAF 2019, […]

Katarina Skår Lisa

Katarina Skår Lisa is a choreographer, performing artist and educator. Through artistic exploration, she looks at her own heritage as Norwegian, with Sea Sámi roots. The intertwined relationship between nature, culture, people and landscape becomes Lisa's way of learning to know how all lives are interconnected. Lisa's work can be placed at the intersection of […]

Anne Lingaard Møller

Time and place are recurring elements in Anne’s practice. Interested in process and transformation as well as language and storytelling, her works are often site-responsive and take their point of departure in materiality and history of specific places. The shaping of her works is context-based and manifests in installations composed of moving images, photographs, text […]

Hans Ragnar Mathisen

Keviselie Forlag was founded in 1975 by Hans Ragnar Mathison. Hans Ragnar Mathison is a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist known for his pioneering work in Sami cartography since 1975. He has had exhibitions since 1970 in Sápmi, Scandinavia and abroad, most recently he was part of Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece. He was one […]

Trygve Luktvasslimo

Trygve Luktvasslimo is an artist based in Valberg, Lofoten.Luktvasslimo’s book Mudstone is about the fictive artist TK Doddle’stribulations in connection to a film commission for an exhibition.Mudstone was indeed also the basis of the screenplay that becameLuktvasslimo’s film The Vegan Toothbrush for Lofoten International ArtFestival 2019. Luktvasslimo's solo show for Oslo kunstforening inFebruary 2021 premieres […]

Candace Blas

Candace Blas is a queer poet living in Anchorage, Alaska. During the Summer of 2019 she wrote a poem about a smell that she noticed from each day. Smell Poems was an exercise in noticing details and their connections to memory and the present. The book is a selection of smells from the summer.


Ice-9 is a media arts organisation with a mission to nurture visions of a sustainable and just future. These visions are socially inclusive and anchored in evidence-based research. We use participatory media and art to create positive feedback loops between science, art, and education (especially through storytelling & storymaking). Ice-9 is a group of artists, […]

Morten Torgensrud

Morten Torgersrud lives and works in Kirkenes. He's interested in how the materiality of the environment is imaged and moved in it photographic technology. Often there is something structural at Torgersrud´s approach to the relationship between place and photography, whether in or outside the gallery. The works may contain references to it local photo history […]

Joar Nango

Joar Nango is an artist and architect working with sami and northern landscapes and philosophy through installation, sculptures and printed matter. We will have a selection of his printed matter projects at AABF.

Kimberly Edgar

Kimberly Edgar is a comic artist living on Tr'ondek Hwech'in land in so-called Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Kim’s work reflects on their experiences of both the medical system and the ennui that comes with being sick with no end, often comparing human bodies with the land-as-body. Kim holds a Broken Pencil Zine Award for best […]

Anna Hester

Anna Hester is an artist that received her BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, London and is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Art at the Tromsø Art Academy. Within her art practice she chooses to create domestic objects that function within our everyday, but are influenced by the forms and textures […]

Ikuru Kuwajima

Ikuru Kuwajima is a Moscow-based artist born in Japan, educated as a journalist in a U.S. university, but living and working in Russian-speaking countries in the past 12 years. His works explore historical, social and identity issues of post-Soviet space through photography, video, books and installations. His artist books “Tundra Kids” and “I, Oblomov” were […]

Randi Annie Strand

Strand holds a master from Bergen Academy of the Arts. Lives and works in Oslo. Has worked in various techniques and media, but the artist's book has been the main medium since 1992. Has had many solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Has been purchased by i.a. The National Gallery, KODE Art Museum […]

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli is an interdisciplinary Vuntut Gwitchin artist known primarily for her work with sound and textiles, performance, fashion, workshops, and barbeques. She is a co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, a group working toward better representation of Indigenous women in the media. Her work often focuses on the non-visible qualities, histories, and energy of […]


META/BOOKS is an experimental research and feminist publishing platform, founded in 2014 by artist Delphine Bedel. META/BOOKS works closely with artists, photographers, writers, designers and cultural institutions to develop cutting-edge projects – from concept, design to the manufacturing process and distribution. We organise self-publishing workshops and education projects, and curating lectures series and exhibitions. META/BOOKS […]


Kaltio is the oldest independently published Finnish cultural magazine outside the Helsinki area. The magazine was founded in the spring of 1945, right at the end of the Lapland war, to write about cultural issues in the Northern Finland and to re-establish the value of the arts within the society. Around 1999, the magazine changed […]


Common Place is a Russian publishing house in London, UK. They publish books on feminism, gender history, history of Russian anarchism and also reprint forgotten writers and voices from the 19th century and first Soviet decade.

Gallery NOUA

Atelier NŌUA is an artist-driven studio and arena for photo as contemporary art in Bodø city centre, founded by the artists Marianne Bjørnmyr and Dan Mariner in 2017. NŌUA is an academic and social venue and a meeting point for both national and international artists. NOUA is an platform for temporary events such as lectures, […]

Archive Books

Archive is a publishing and research platform based in Berlin. It consists of a publishing house, an exhibition space and a magazine. Its activities are focused on the publishing field and experimentation with editorial formats and concepts. Archive investigates art practices in the context of a larger cultural and social sphere. Its concern is to […]

Teknisk Industri

Teknisk Industri is an independent art book publisher based in Oslo, Norway. Since the company’s conception as a publisher in 2008, Teknisk Industri has gained a reputation for publishing high quality art books, artists' books and photo books. Working in close collaboration with artists and art institutions, TI’s aim is to present and facilitate artistic […]


LevArText is a series of publications that simultaneously revisit and constitute the history and archives of LevArt, as well as expanding the research and activity of artists and other collaborators in another form. It is a temporary publishing project that addresses the broader context of books in art, as well as exploring text-based work as […]


Run by artists, SOVA is a small art school in the almost-arctic of Canada’s Yukon, located in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Territory. They´ve put together a special collection of books and zines from their library for the AABF. It includes work by current and past faculty, visiting artists and alumni as well as some exhibition-related print material […]


Norrakollektivet is an ongoing collaboration between the artists Fanny Carinasdotter, Anja Örn and Tomas Örn. They have a common interest in places, how industry meets nature and the traces of people's activities. Norrakollektivet work completely collectively and deliberately slow and return to the same place year after year. This clearly distinguishes their work from the […]

Susanne Hætta Forlag

Susannefoto Forlag is founded by Susanne Hætta, author, photographer and visual artist. It primarily publishes books by Hætta herself.  So far, that includes a photo book about Sámi artist Mari Boine, Mari Moments – Mari Liibbat (2017) and an artist portrait on Synnøve Persen, Luondduadjágasat – Dreamscapes – Drømmelandskap – Traumlandschaften (2018). The first is […]


Rab-Rab Press is an independent discursive platform based in Helsinki. It publishes annual Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art, and special publications advancing non-institutional thought. They are against using art as a pretext for a fictive triumph where "in the end, everything always works out" (Brecht). So far they have published six […]

A Press of One´s Own

Ane Thon Knutsen is a Graphic Designer & Artist living and working in Oslo. She owns a private letterpress studio, teaches at Oslo National Academy of The Arts, does freelance lecturing, workshops and is head of communication at Fellesverkstedet. In June 2019 she defended her PhD A Printing Press of One´s Own. Ane´s expertise spans […]

Utenfor Allfarvei Forlag

Utenfor Allfarvei Forlag is primarily a non-fiction publisher, founded by Veronica Melå in 2015.  They are always looking for books with a national (or international) potential, written and illustrated by north-Norwegian authors and illustrators/ photographers or projects with specific themes relevant for the arctic region. They publish high quality books and emphasize originality and visual […]

Inhabit Media

They are an Inuit-owned publishing company, with a head office located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. To our knowledge they are the only independent publishing company located in the Canadian Arctic. Their aim is to preserve and promote the stories, knowledge and talent of Inuit and northern Canada. Since 2006, Inhabit Media has been working to encourage […]


Tekstbyrået works with text in various forms and phases. In addition to being an independent publisher, we offer editorial services, such as translation and text editing. Tekstbyrået is run by Nina Schjønsby and Halvor Haugen.


ANIMALS was an artist collective and at the same time net-based record label. Established in Tromsø, Norway, in 2013, by Simon Daniel Tegnander Wenzel and Ørjan Amundsen. During three years, ANIMALS initiated and partook in a range of events, collaborations, and also art and music releases, both in physical and digital editions. ANIMALS' aim was […]

Anchorage Art Museum

The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment.They have made a selection of books from Alaska that will be shared during the bookfair.

Teg Publishing

Book publisher, record label and production company founded in Luleå. 

Black Island Books

Black Island Books is not located on 54th Street, Manhattan, New York. We are in the world of poetry and beautiful literature, where we make our impact with collections of poems, art books, novels and other things that we think are worth publishing.


Nuuk Art Museum is a national museum in Greenland, located in Nuuk, the capital. The museum contains a notable collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics, figures in soapstone, ivory, and wood from all over Greenland. In more recent years, the museum has worked on different projects, such as the audioguides, teaching materials for elementary schools […]

CSI Arkhangelsk

CSI Arkhangelsk (Center for Social Innovations in Culture Arkhangelsk) is a resource centre based in Arkhangelsk, Russia at the Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic. It is one of ten centers formed in Russia within the winners of the "Effective Philanthropy" program of Vladimir Potanin Foundation. They also have outreach through educational platforms that […]


Starship is a Berlin based magazine and publishing house, founded in 1998. Starship has an international focus, most of the texts are published in English, since most of our regular writers are English speaking anyway. Our last magazine issue with a cover by Nora Schultz, titled "Apocolypse of the praktikal moment" was published in February […]


DAT is Sami publishing house and record company. Our home base is Samiland, in Northern Scandinavia. We publish Sami fine art, and foremost original literature written in Sami and Sami traditional and contemporary music. Books and music are handicraft, both in content and form. Borders can and must be crossed. In particular international boundaries. Consequently, […]

Čálliid Lágádus

Čálliid Lágádus is a Sami publishing house with offices in Kárášjohka / Karasjok. It was established in 1999. The publisher has mainly concentrated on non-fiction and textbooks, however, since 2010 they have focused more on ficton literature.

Davvi Girji

Davvi Girji is a publishing house based in Karasjok, Norway. Their sami books (written in sami language) constitute a significant proportion of available literature on the market, regardless of the type of genre. Their releases have a clear connection with the sami community or address issues that are of importance to the sami community. The […]

Skániid girjie

Skániid girjie is a small Sámi publishing house established in Skánik/Skånland by Asbjørg Skåden in 1999. The initial purpose for establishing Skániid girjie was to publish a large geneology that she had been working on toghether with Aslaug Olsen and Anna Huuva Dynesius, tracing regional Sámi families back to the 17th century across the Swedish-Norwegian […]

SMØR Press

Founded in 2017, SMØR Press is a publishing and printing house run by the designer Joana Bruno and the artist Carlos A. Correia. SMØR specializes in riso printing technique to produce art publications, fanzines and other printed matter with the vision of supporting the printed matter as a very special artistic medium and a dissemination […]


PUBLICS is a curatorial agency with a dedicated library, event space and reading room in Vallila. The organisation explores a “work together” institutional model with multiple overlapping objectives, thematic strands and collaborations. The space functions as a public space for a library of over 6000 publications and its talks, events and performances. PUBLICS is an […]


NORK is an independent art magazine based in Northern Norway, Tromsø, that explores art, culture, lifestyle and creativity in the North. NORK is also a proud winner of Stack Awards 2019 in the category Best Use of Illustration. The magazine features interviews, works by artists from the North and creative writing. On top of engaging […]

Milik Publishing

Milik publishing is a small Greenlandic publishing house, that publishes everything from children’s books and novels to books about art, culture and the Greenlandic society.  It is owned and run by publisher, Lene Therkildsen, who enjoys an excellent working relationship with a number of writers, artists, translators, graphic designers, printers in the region.

Timglaset Editions

Timglaset Editions is a Swedish publisher of visual and concrete poetry, asemic writing and other forms of expression where writing and visual art intersect. We publish trade books, chapbooks, zines and booklike objects that sometimes may be categorized as artists’ books. Our roots are in the diy culture of the post-punk era and our publications […]

Heavy Books

Heavy Books is an artist run publishing project and exhibition platform based in Oslo, Norway. We focus on limited edition books, zines and other printed matter. Heavy Books was founded in 2014 by Norwegian artist Christian Tunge.

Mondo Books

Mondo Books, an independent, artist-run initiative that focuses on art publications, fanzines and printed matter, mainly from young and newly established artists from the Sapmi region (Northern Scandinavia). Alongside publishing and distribution, we also hold workshops, events, readings, and spatial installations. Mondo plays an important role in both the local scene as well as on […]

Hverdag Books

Hverdag Books is a micro press and self-publishing studio, est. 2016.Hverdag publishes unique and experimental editions for and about the everyday. We regularly attend art book fairs, give workshops and lectures on riso and self-publishing, offer design services, and are open for all sorts of collaborations. Hverdag was founded by Jessica Williams.

Disko Bay

Disko Bay is an independent photobook publisher that focuses on photography and are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of photography on paper. Disko Bay works closely together with photographers, designers and print makers to curate and craft unique books in very limited print runs. Their aim is to promote Danish photographers on the international scene […]

Monarch Press

Monarch Press was founded by Henrik Sørlid in 2012 as a DIY distro for anarchist and artist zines. The name derives from the suitcase which was the first premises of the outlet. Since 2016 Monarch has been hosted by Mondo Books, and continues to produce anarchist and esoteric publications out of Tromso, Norway.

Happy Potato Press

Happy Potato Press is the publishing platform from artist and writer Martijn in ‘t Veld (NL). The press, that was founded in 2019 publishes printed matter ranging from poems written on socks, weather reports from the days famous artists died, children books about happy potatoes or girls stealing books from bookstores, cook books with one […]