Izet Sheshivari runs the publishing house Boabooks based in Geneva, Switzerland. He collaborates with artists to design and publish artist books, and occasionally catalogues or textbooks. Izet has established a collection of artists books and The Liberated Page a network of artist book enthusiasts. He has curated a number of exhibitions and is currently undertaking research on further publications and installations, mainly on artists’ printed matter.

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, École Nationale Supérieurs des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, The Royal Institue of Art Stockholm, École des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg.

Curated exhibitions
The Next Page New York Art Book Fair 2016
The Liberated Page 2014, Switzerland
Together with Boabooks Gallery SKOPIA 2014, Switzerland
Blank Book Makers 2012, Switzerland
Art-Rite no.16 Printed Matter 2012, New York
Close-Up Forde 2012, Switzerland

Selected bibliography
The complete series of Boabooks artists’ notepads edition fink, 2015
MIN The New Simplicity in Graphic Design Thames and Hudson, 2015
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 Federal Office of Culture, 2013
Blank Book Makers Boabooks, 2012
Type-one: discipline and progress in typography Gestalten, 2005
ECAL Graphic Design ECAL, 2005
Swiss Graphic Design Gestalten, 1999

Selected exhibitions
Le livre de photographie et ses auteurs Susanne Bieri, BNS, Bern
Boabooks Friends at OOR – one’s own room, Zürich
Unikat – Unicum. Susanne Bieri, BNS, Bern
Bibliologie Jérôme Dupeyrat, Frac Haute-Normandie
Monozukuri Thierry Chancogne, Chaumont, France
D’après Giorgio Casa Museo Giorgio de Chirico, Rome
Made in Geneva Véronique Goncerut-Estèbe, BAA, Genève
Ça prend Les Halles, Porrentruy
9 or 10 works I used to like in no order Gallery Monitor, Rome
Die Wiederholdung der Zeichen *Kurator, Rapperswil