abC Art Book Fair

Founded in 2015, abC has dedicated to promote local artist’s books and independent publications in China as well as introduce excellent global publishers and institutions to establish a profound multilateral dialogue. As the most professional exhibition of artist’s book and expo of independent publications, abC Art Book Fair takes place in Beijing and Shanghai respectively for now. It has been developing distinct influence in fields of contemporary art, design, and publishing, welcoming over hundreds thousand publishers, media platforms and visitors around the world.

Book Nomad

Art Book in China Archive

Since its launch in 2018, ABCA has began to collect and file art publications of outstanding artists and independent publishers. It commits to review the history of Chins’s art publishing, document advanced practices, assist and originate academic research in this field. As a long-term project, ABCA is open to aspiring researchers and institutions, with whom we expect to work together on its constant enrichment.

abC Art Book Awards

abC Art Book Awards is an annual prize dedicated to encouraging and supporting the independent publishing practices in China. Exploring the medium of book as an artistic creation space, these outstanding creators continue to expand the possibilities of free expression both visually and conceptually. With the help of abC‘s established partners, this award program will provide financial incentives and specific support for the most innovative ones.

Publication | DREAMER FTY

DREAMER FTY was founded in 2007. We publish book as projects and collaborate with artists. Currently, DREAMER FTY acts as the independent publishing project of art book in China.
And P___PAL was initiated by the editorial department of art book in China (abC) in November 2019. It is a bilingual magazine on art books and bookmakers, with a particular focus on the art self-publishing panorama in the Greater China Region. It is expected to be published in May 2020.


Abcederian, the podcast initiated by abC editorial team. We offer helps to the beginners who show interests in any fields, and encourage them to take the very first step in the individual practice.




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