Tropic Bound 2023

Tropic Bound 2023

Tropic Bound

January 10, 2023
Tropic Bound 2023
Miami’s first international biennial artists’ book fair
February 16–19, 2023
Paradise Plaza
Miami Design District
151 NE 41st St, third floor
Miami, Florida 33137
United States

Miami’s first international biennial artists’ book fair, Tropic Bound, arrives this spring at the Miami Design District showcasing the unique complexity of artists’ books. These intricate creations bridge the worlds of art, craft, and literature: telling stories, sometimes without words, and represent a broad variety of cultural traditions. 

Tropic Bound artists’ book fair: Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41st St, third floor, Miami, Florida.

Welcome day: Thursday, Feb 16, 10am–8pm
Fair day I: Friday, Feb 17, 12–6pm
Fair day II: Saturday, Feb 18, 10am–7pm
Fair day III: Sunday, Feb 19, 10am–4pm

Welcome day events: Tickets here
Shuttle tours, Thursday 10am–2pm
Join Tropic Bound for a glimpse into the literary art hot spots of Miami as we tour the Little Haiti and Coral Gables with exclusive access to special collections, galleries, independent book shops, and printmaking studios.

Symposium, Thursday 4–6pm
Keynote speaker: Tia Blassingame, book artist, Founder of Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective and Proprietor of Primrose Press. Panel: Beyond Florida Man: the surprising depth of Miami’s literary arts landscape with John Cutrone, Director of Jaffe Center for Book Arts; P. Scott Cunningham, O, Miami Founder and Executive Director; Amy Galpin, Frost Museum of Art Chief Curator; Stephanie M. Garcia, Head of Special Collections & Archives for Miami Dade-Public Library System, and Steve Saiz, founder of Dalé Zine.

Welcome party, Thursday 6–8pm
Meet and greet with exhibitors, artists, collectors, enthusiasts, and publishers while enjoying the Miami sunset from the rooftop garden terrace.

Public fair days: Tickets here. The fair continues Friday–Sunday, February 17–19, bringing together over 60 exhibitors from across the US, Mexico, Cuba, South America, Caribbean, UK and Egypt. The fair is free and open to the public.

2023 exhibitors
23 Sandy, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Anémona Editores, Ciudad de México, México / Antonio Guerra González, Ciudad de México, México / Arc Editions, London, UK / Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare LLC, Brooklyn, New York / Big Jump Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama /, New Jersey / Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective, New Haven, Connecticut / Booklyn, Brooklyn, New York / Brighton Press/Art Around Books, San Diego, California / Carolyn Shattuck, Rutland, Vermont / CB Sherlock, Minneapolis, Minnesota / Central Booking, Brooklyn, New York / Colette Fu, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Courier Press at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana / Crooked Letter Press, Gainesville, Florida / Dalé Zine, Miami, Florida / Deeply Game Publications, Sebastopol, California / Diane Jacobs, Portland, Oregon / Emily Martin, Iowa City, Iowa / Extra Virgin Press, Miami, Florida / Hanoi Perez, La Habana, Cuba / Herramientas Grosso, Buenas Aires, Argentina / Hot Tomato Press, St. Paul, Minnesota / Intima Press Editions/Mindy Belloff, New York, New York / Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Michoacan, Mexico / is PRESS, Denver, Colorado / IS Projects, Miami, Florida / Islam Aly Artists’ Books, Cairo, Egypt / LOZENGE Press, Miami Beach, Florida / Marianne R. Petit Books, New York, New York / Maureen Cummins, Bearsville, New York / Midnight Paper Sales, Saint Paul, Minnesota / Nancy H. Nitzberg Book-Care,  Gwynedd, Pennsylvania / Ojos Negros Impress, Santiago, Chile / Pedro Villalba-Ospina, Bogotá, Colombia / Pegacorn Press/Caroline Kern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / Plat 21 Artist Books and Prints, Cincinnati, Ohio / Pokeweed Collective, Greenville, South Carolina / Red Trillium Press, Florence, Massachusetts / Rocinante Press, Oakland, California / Rulon-Miller Books, Saint Paul, Minnesota / Russell Maret, New York, New York / Seaweed Press: Fieldwork Books, Syracuse, New York / Servane Briand, Palo Alto, California / Simply Books, Ltd., Tucson, Arizona / Small Craft Advisory Press, Tallahassee, Florida / Small Editions, Brooklyn, New York / Sol Rebora, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Solmentes Press, Decorah, Iowa / Spell and Bind Press, Penngrove, California / Supersessionpress, St Louis Park, Minnesota / The CODEX Foundation, Berkeley, California / The Printmakers Left, California / The Prototype Press, Indian Head, Maryland / Tra Publishing, Miami, Florida / Two Ponds Press, Rockport, Maine / Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, Alabama / Vintage Paper CO, Stromness, UK / Wild Pangolin Press, Wayland, Massachusetts / Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), Miami, Florida / Women’s Studio Workshop, Kingston, New York.

Full exhibitor list here / Tickets here / More info here.

Tropic Bound is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through a Knight Arts Challenge Grant, and sponsored in part by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the full support and partnership of the Miami Design District, as well as Mixed Use Space and other private donors.

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