A unique & curated international platform for creative publications & artists' books from or of the Middle East, North Africa, & South Asia.

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Dubai Art Book Fair

Fully Booked is a unique & curated international platform for creative publications & artists' books from or of the Middle East, North Africa, & South Asia, anchored by three annual editions of the Dubai art book fair. The flagship namesake fair—the first of its kind in the Gulf—premiered in 2017 in Alserkal Avenue, during the annual Dubai Art Week.

Contact

Fully Booked Co-Founders
Anthony Tino & Daphne Taranto

fullybookedfair@gmail.com

Advisory Circle

We appreciate the guidance & continuing support of Christina Skaf, Farah Al Qasimi, Raneen Bukhari, Sarah Alfarhan, Sarah Burney, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Somnath Bhatt, & Zandie Brockett.

Benefit Editions

We commissioned & produced five distinct Benefit Editions in order to make the 2019 fair a reality, in close collaboration with Mazin Al-Maimani, Shamma Buhazza, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Somnath Bhatt, & VVORK VVORK VVORK. These Editions are now available through our inventory & directly via the artists. Full descriptions of the Editions may be found at the archive link for the successfully crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign.

Colophon

Identity by Alice Taranto

Site Design & Dev by Lukas

Photography by Helga Traxler

Set in Sporting Grotesque & Italian Oldstyle

Distribution & Fairs

Fully Booked has exhibited as a vendor in the following international art book fairs, featuring curated materials that are often rare, hard to find, or in limited distribution.

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair
September 2019 (upcoming)

Happy Family Night Market at Abrons Arts Center (New York)
July 2019

Press Play Book & Music Fair at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn)
June 2019

Brooklyn Art Book Fair
June 2019

Ghent Art Book Fair (Belgium)
May 2019

Printed Matter's Los Angeles Art Book Fair
April 2019

Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair
January 2019

Odds & Ends Art Book Fair at Yale
December 2018

Chicago Art Book Fair
November 2018

Boston Art Book Fair
October 2018

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair
September 2018

Press Play Book & Music Fair at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn)
August 2018

San Francisco Art Book Fair
July 2018

Art Book in China (abC) Fair
June 2018

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
June 2018

Brooklyn Art Book Fair
May 2018

Odds & Ends Art Book Fair at Yale
December 2017

Chicago Art Book Fair
November 2017

Vancouver Art Book Fair
October 2017

BABZ (Bushwick Art Book & Zine) Fair
June 2017

Institutional Acquisitions

— Jameel Arts Centre/Art Jameel, Art Library
— Asia Art Archive in America
— British Library, Arabic Collections
— Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M, Madrid), Library
— Getty Research Institute
— Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean (Mauritius), Salim Currimjee Contemporary Art Library
— Kochi Biennale Foundation
— Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Decker Library
— Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library
— The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Library
— San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Library & Archives
— School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Flaxman Library: Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
— School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA Boston), Clark Library
— School of Visual Arts (SVA), Riso Lab Archive
— Tai Kwun Contemporary, Artists' Book Library
— University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Davis Library
— University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Van Pelt Libraries
— Walker Art Center, Library & Archives

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