Singaporean artist Theseus Chan, Korean illustrator Robineggpie among those to feature at Singapore Art Book Fair

This year’s Singapore Art Book Fair is the 10th edition and its largest yet.

Maisy Phua

Self-proclaimed fashion icon, pomeranian mom and Paris Hilton fan.

Published: 24 March 2023, 6:05 PM

In lieu of its 10th anniversary, the Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) is back with its largest edition yet; featuring more than 100 local and international Exhibitors showcasing a wide selection of artists’ books, zines, monographs, contemporary art editions, and other printed ephemera.

The fair will take place from 12pm to 8pm on Apr 14 to Apr 16, at the Singapore Art Museum.

Visitors can expect to see the widest array of international Exhibitors at the SGABF yet, with Exhibitors coming from Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and USA.

The fair will also feature first-time Exhibitors like Singaporean graphic artist Theseus Chan, German art book publisher Spector Books, Korean illustrator Robineggpie and Indian art book publisher Tara Books.

A Singaporean artist and print matter designer, Theseus Chan was the first Visual Communication designer in Singapore to be conferred Designer of the Year at the President*s Design Award in 2006.

Based in Leipzig Germany, Spector Books, a publishing house, explores the possibilities offered by an active exchange between all parties involved in the book production process; artists, authors, book designers, lithographers, printers and bookbinders.

Robineggpie, or Dongchun Sin, is an artist based in Seoul who tells the story of “33”, a character,  through the form of a cartoon and the expression technique of printmaking, with each episode starring a picaresque composition.

Tara Books is an independent publishing house started in 1994 by Gita Wolf, specialising in the visual arts, with titles ranging from children’s picture books to graphic novels and photography.


To mark its tenth year, SGABF will also be releasing new merchandise for pre-order, like Festival T-shirts designed by local design studio Currency and silk-screened by local print shop Konstrukt Laboratories. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR


Event-goers can also look forward to an exhibition by US-based artist Tricia Treacy titled “Scaffolding”.

The exhibition uncovers a collection of printed grids, patterns and geometric frameworks from constructed and natural environments, in an attempt to blur the boundaries between art and design while extending the notion of a book.

For the first time, the event will be ticketed, with Early Bird Tickets on sale for $6 until Mar 24 11.59pm and General Admission Tickets priced at $8. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Singapore Art Book Fair’s website.

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