Elisabeth Tonnard



Blank. Raw. Illegible… Artists’ Books as Statement (1960-2022)
Curated by Moritz Küng at Leopold–Hoesch–Museum, Düren, May 14 – September 3.

Curated by Claude Closky at Le Centre des livres d’artistes, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France, 12 January – April 4.


3×4=ORAIN. Cinema, Music and Literature in the Photobook
Curated by Jon Cazenave at Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián, July 15 – October 30.

Une stricte discrétion
Curated by Didier Decoux at Le Centre des livres d’artistes, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France, April 8-29.

Poetry Room
Curated by Maggie Long at Olin Library, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, March 24-April 25.

Inexistent Books V
Curated by Jan Steinbach at Aula46, Barcelona, January 27-February 3.


L’histoire est pleine de blancs
Curated by Didier Decoux at Été 78, Brussels, August 13 – 22.

Prima Facie
Curated by Amir Brito Cadôr at Bower Ashton Library, Bristol, July 8 – August 31.

Inexistent Books IV
Curated by Jan Steinbach at Material, Zurich, June 15-26.


Inexistent Books II
Curated by Jan Steinbach at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, October 2-30.

Inexistent Books
Curated by Jan Steinbach at I Never Read, Schaulager, Basel, September 17-20.

Silver Girls. Retouched History of Photography
Curated by Šelda Puķīte & Indrek Grigor, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia, June 12 – September 27.


Recent Acquisitions
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, November 9 – December 28.

Walt Whitman’s Words: Inspiring Artists Today
Curated by Deirdre Lawrence, Center for Book Arts, New York City, October 3 – December 14.

Bijzondere vrouwen, bijzondere boeken
Topstukken uit de Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag, 20 juli – 26 oktober.

The Story of Read To Me
Curated by Sarah Bodman, Bower Ashton Library, Bristol, July 1 – August 31.

Von Ferne, Bilder zur DDR
Curated by Sabine Schmid, Museum Villa Stuck, München, June 6 – September 15.

PHmuseum, online exhibition, curated by Mariela Sancari, March 26 – May 27.

Delirium, Three Visions
Curated by George Perez, John Lake and Mark Sink for the Month of Photography, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Colorado, March 9 – April 7.

Prix Bob Calle 2019 du livre d’artiste
Library of Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, March 11 – 29.

Writers Making Books
Spruance Gallery, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, February 5 – April 21.


Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
Curated by Sarah Osborne Bender, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, July 30 – March 29, 2019.

How We See: Photobooks by Women
Curated by 10×10 Photobooks, The New York Public Library, October 25-27.

The Plan
Week van het Kunstenaarsboek, Noorderlicht, Groningen, October 13 – November 4.

Provo! Fluxus! Verzet!
Curated by Barthold Boksem, Week van het Kunstenaarsboek, Academie Minerva, Groningen, October 13 – 19.

Archives in Residence: AAP Archive Artist Publications
Curated by Hubert Kretschmer & Sabine Brantl, Haus der Kunst, München, October 5 – June 9 2019.

Encounters with Books
Curated by Sarah Bodman, Biblioteca Central Cantabria, Santander, 30 August – September 9.

Alguns volumes da Biblioteca de Babel
Biblioteca Central da UFMG, Belo Horizonte, April 12 – May 11.

PANORAMA 1: Tous les jours, je me dis qu’il ne faut pas que je craque
Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, March 10 – June 3.

Unboxing Photographs
Curated by Foto-Objekte (Photothek des Kunsthistorischen Instituts in Florence, Sammlung Fotografie der Kunstbibliothek, Antikensammlung, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, February 16 – May 27.

FLIP – About Image Construction
Curated by Kasper Andreasen, Zwarte zaal, KASK, Gent, Belgium, March 2 – 22.

The Art of Reading, from William Kentridge to Wikipedia
Curated by The House of the Book, Museum Meermanno and the National Library of the Netherlands, Museum Meermanno, The Hague, November 18 – March 4, 2018.


The Art of Reading, from William Kentridge to Wikipedia
Curated by The House of the Book, Museum Meermanno and the National Library of the Netherlands, Museum Meermanno, The Hague, November 18 – March 4, 2018.

Je est un autre, the vernacular in photobooks
Curated by Matthew Carson, Emily Dunne & Bernard Yenelouis, ICP Library, NYC, November – January 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