Izet Sheshivari runs the publishing house Boabooks based in 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.

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

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 Genève Véronique Goncerut-Estèbe, BAA, Genève
9 or 10 works I used to like in no order Gallery Monitor, Rome
Die Wiederholdung der Zeichen *Kurator, Rapperswil

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

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


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