Elisabeth Tonnard



The Reading Laboratory
Curated by The House of the Book, Museum Meermanno and the National Library of the Netherlands, Museum Meermanno, The Hague, November 18 – March 5, 2018.

Doing Easy
Curated by Erik Benjamins, Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, CA, September 1 – January 5, 2018.

Burning with Pleasure #3
Curated by Archipelago, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, September 8 – 30.

Uncensored Books
Curated by Natasha Christia, Medphoto festival, Rethymnon, Crete, September 15 – 24.

AWAKE Reading Room
Curated by 10×10 photobooks, Image Text Symposium, Ithaca, June 30 – July 1.

Uncensored Books
Curated by Natasha Christia, Minimum Studio, Palermo, Sicily, June 15 – 29.

AWAKE Reading Room
Curated by 10×10 photobooks, Magnum Foundation, NYC, June 17.

Curated by Foam/Dead Darlings, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, April 21 – June 18.

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, April 10 – May 26.

AWAKE Reading Room
Curated by 10×10 photobooks, PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, April 29 – 30.

Uncensored Books
Curated by Natasha Christia, Belgrade Photo Month, O3ONE, Belgrade, April 7 – 18.

Copy Construct
Curated by Kasper Andreasen, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, March 24 – June 4.

Bound by Paper
ER Book Club, curated by Eric Doeringer, LMAK Gallery, New York City, January 19 – March 5.


Public, Private, Secret
Curated by Charlotte Cotton, ICP, New York City, June 23 – January 8.

Quickscan NL #2
Curated by Frits Gierstberg, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, January 24 – May 8.

Topstukken uit de KB collectie
Curated by Paul van Capelleveen, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, February 1- April 1.

Paper Movies
Curated by Melissa Catanese & Ed Panar, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT, January 19 – February 17.

Il Libro d’Artista Come Mappa
Curated by Jan van der Donk, Spazio Labo, Bologna, January 23 – February 5.

The Library
Solo show at Galerie Block C, Groningen, The Netherlands, January 16 – February 27.


I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
Curated by Friends with Books, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, December 11-13.

RE: follow-ed (after Hokusai)
Curated by Tom Sowden & Michalis Pichler, Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Rennes, September 28 – December 3.

Poetry International
One Swimming Pool video and bookwork on view at Poetry International, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, June 7-13.

Sequence I
Curated by Henk Woudsma, Academie Minerva, Groningen, March 12 – 27.

In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas
Curated by Clive Phillpot, Chelsea Space, London, January 28 – March 20.

On the Move
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 29, 2014 – February 22, 2015.

Reading Room
Curated by Kirsty Bell & Lucy MacDonald, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, Canada, January 9 – February 8.

Elisabeth Tonnard Artists’ Books 2003-2014
Solo show at Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 9, 2014 – January 30, 2015.


Elisabeth Tonnard Artists’ Books 2003-2014
Solo show at Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 9 – January 30.

The Liberated Page
Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, November 21 – December 28.

On the Move
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 29 – February 22, 2015 (prolonged).

Fanzines! Festival
With WBN United Artists, Paper Gauche, Marguerite Duras Public Library, Paris, October 3-31.

Room for the Whole Wide World
Curated by Jay Muhlin, Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA, September 5 – 28.

Staged City
Curated by Petra Noordkamp and Laura van Rijs, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, May 23 – June 22.

Surface habitable/Living Space
Chaumont Design Graphique, selection by Loraine Furter, Chaumont, France, May 17- June 9.

A Meeting of Books and Related Works
Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, April 10-12.

The Collaborative Photobook
Curated by Indie Photobook Library, SPE, Baltimore, MD, March 6-9.

Exuberant Politics
Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids) and Public Space One (Iowa City), March 1 – April 9.

Thanks for Writing
Bookshelf selected by Victor Sira, 601 Artspace, New York City, February 27 – June 14.


Eeuwige Jachtvelden
Curated by Maarten Dings, Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, The Netherlands, December 13 – January 26.

Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, June 6-9.

Ed Ruscha. Paintings & Books
Museum Brandhorst/Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München, June 3 – September 22.

Two Minute Exhibition
Solo show at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, April 12, 8:00-8:02 PM.

Ed Ruscha Books & Co
Curated by Bob Monk, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York City, March 5-April 27.

Curated by Serge Stommels and Mikhail Pogarskij, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, January 22 – April 5.

Little Big Press
Curated by 3/3, Forma, Milano, Italy, March 1-31.

Reuse Aloud
Curated by Rosanna Skett and Will Strong, NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle, UK, and broadcast on basic.fm, March 1-31.

A Fair
Curated by Travis Shaffer, University of Kansas Art + Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS, January 22- February 15.


Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Jan Gilbert and Russell Lord at PhotoNOLA, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, November 30 – January 20 2013.

A Dialogue in Useful Phrases
Solo show at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK, August 1-31 and November 13 – 30.

Splendid Isolation
Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, November 22 – December 8.

Uitgeschreven ruimte
BKKC, Tilburg, Netherlands, October – January 2013.

TIFF International Photography Festival
Wroclaw, Poland, November 8–30.

DIY. Photographers and Books
Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, August 11 – December 30.

Evolution of Photobook-making
Mercantile Library, Fotofocus, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 4-31.

Pop-up show Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, June 21.

A Particular Kind of Heavy
Curated by Booklet Library, Utility Canvas, Tokyo, May 19-20.


Dead Darlings
Gent, Belgium, December 2-3.

3rd Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize Exhibition
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK, October 11 – November 12.

Little big Press
Curated by 3/3, Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy, October 8-23.

Le Garage
During International Photography Festival of Arles, France, July 4-10.

ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative
Group show at Printed Matter, NYC, June 2-30.


Interior Monologue
Solo show during VSW Photobookworks symposium, Booksmart Gallery, Rochester, NY, July 1-4.

The Man of the Crowd
Solo show at SRO Photo Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, March 22- April 17.

Different Repetitions
Group show at Booklyn, curated by David Senior (MoMA), work by Céline Duval, David Horvitz, Elisabeth Tonnard, f.ART magazine and Rick Myers, Brooklyn, NY October 16 – November 8.

To the Limit
Johan Deumens Gallery at the Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, September 11 – November 21.

Quantified Aesthetics
Minnesota Center for Book Art, Minneapolis, MN, March 12 – June 18.

Made in NY 2010
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, March 27 – May 16.

Photography & Literature: Light Writing
New Image Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, April 5-30.


The Man of the Crowd
Solo show at Johan Deumens Gallery, Haarlem, Netherlands, September 11 – November 14.

Interior Monologue
Installation at Poetry International, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 13-19.

Soho Photo Gallery
National competition group show, curator Susan Kismaric (MoMA), NYC, July 7 – August 8.

The Art Association of Oswego, Oswego, NY, March 14 – April 12.

23 Sandy Gallery, curated by Christopher Rauschenberg, Portland, Oregon, March 6-28.

Artists’ Books as (Sub)Culture
Center for Book Arts, NYC, January 15 – March 28.


The Man of the Crowd
Solo show at Small World Books, Rochester, NY, November 23 – December 6.

Archive: 40 Years of the Visual Studies Workshop
Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY, September 3 – October 7.

Boeken uitgelicht
Group show at Johan Deumens Gallery, with Claude Closky and Paul Heimbach, Haarlem, Netherlands, August 31 – October 11.

Made in NY
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, June 21 – August 23.

Emerging Filmmakers
Screenings of two films, Little Theatre, Rochester, NY, March 31 & April 28.


Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

March 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm