In partnership with the Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) 2019, this edition of THEBOOKSHOW Open Call Showcase presents a selection of self-published photobooks produced by international artists and photographers from 10 different countries.


THEBOOKSHOW Open Call serves to provide opportunities for showcasing photo books by emerging artists and to encourage art book appreciation. This year, THEBOOKSHOW has teamed up with the SGABF to host the open call exhibition that will be held during the fair at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Arts. These selected books will also travel to other international events that THEBOOKSHOW will be featured in.


The selected works in this Open Call showcase were selected by Renée Ting, Director of Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF); Yanda, Founder of DoNotDesign; Gwen Lee, Director of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) and Leanna Teoh, co-founder of THEBOOKSHOW.


Open Call Exhibition


Singapore Art Book Fair 2019


43 Malan Road



28—30 June 2019

Selected books

Catch the showcase of selected books at SGABF 2019!



Renée Ting is the festival director of the Singapore Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival specialising in contemporary art books & zines. She is also the former manager and creative director of BooksActually, where she helmed some of their major projects including the Book Vending Machine, and the 24-Hour Bookstore Event.


Yanda is an artist at heart, he ironically designs, dabbles into publishing, edits journals for The Design Society, design writes sometimes and even codes. He runs DEAR, a media agency and DO NOT DESIGN —a strategic branding and design consultancy to create compelling ideas for brands, organisations and causes.


Gwen Lee is the co-founder and director of Singapore International Photography Festival and DECK gallery—an independent art space that supports Southeast Asian contemporary photography. In 2010, she was nominated and awarded with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Culture award for her contribution to the art scene in Singapore.


Leanna Teoh is the co-founder of THEBOOKSHOW and a curator. She has curated New Margins and First Draft, exhibitions centring the photobook medium. Recently, she was selected as a New Curator with European based platform, Parallel and curated a magazine exhibition for YET magazine that is set to launch in Jul 2019. Her passion for the book medium is derived from the believe that it can bring about a change and build the love for art.


This programme is organised by THEBOOKSHOW in collaboration with Singapore Art Book Fair.


with support of