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Multinational Enterprises is an artists-run platform for publishing, promoting and the collecting of artists’ books and related materials. Established in 2012 by Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Multinational Enterprises aims to balance between in-house and high-end productions in close collaboration with artists, designers and writers. Art book fairs are attended on a regular basis and exhibitions are curated at infrequent intervals.


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Athens, GR
The Hellenic Centre for Photography library

Berlin, DE
Newsprint Photobook Archive

Bremen, DE
The Centre for Artists’ Publications, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art

Bristol, ENG
The Bower Ashton Library, Special Collection

Cambridge, MA
Harvard University Fine Arts Library

Chicago, IL
Joan Flasch Artists‘ Book Collection
John M. Flaxman Library, School of The Art Institute of Chicago

Donostia-San Sebastián, ES
Gabriela Cendoya Bergareche Collection, San Telmo Museum

Dresden, DE
The Saxon State and University Library

Essen, DE
University Library Duisburg-Essen

Glasgow, SCT
GSA Library Special Collections

Gothenburg, SE
The Hasselblad Foundation Library

La Jolla, CA
The Athenaeum‘s Erika & Fred Torri Artists‘ Book Collection

Leipzig, DE
German National Library

London, ENG
SPBH Library

Munich, DE
Archive Artist Publications
The library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

New Haven, CT
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Haas Arts Special Collections

New York, NY
The Booklet Library
The Franklin Furnace Archive
The Museum of Modern Art Library

Oslo, NO
The National Museum's library and archive

Reykjavík, IS
National and University Library of Iceland
The National Gallery of Iceland Library

Salzburg, AT
Fotohof Bibliothek

Tokyo, JP
The Booklet Library

Toronto, ON
Artists' Books and Multiples
Scott Library Special Collections

Venice, IT
OBA

Viborg, DK
Bibliotek Nordica, Vingaards Officin Book Printing Museum

Vienna, AT
Das Kunstbuch Library

Zürich, CH
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RECENT ART BOOK FAIRS

2022
MISS READ, Berlin
2021
Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair
The 6th abC Art Book Fair, Shanghai
CHART Book Fair, Copenhagen
The 6th abC Art Book Fair, Beijing
2019
LA Art Book Fair
2018
Friends with Books, Berlin
2017
NY Art Book Fair
Friends with Books, Berlin
2016
Friends with Books, Berlin
2015
The London Art Book Fair
Friends with Books, Berlin

RECENT ART BOOK SHOWS

2022
Inexistent Books V, Aula46, Barcelona
2021
Bibliotek Nordica, The National Library of Iceland, Reykjavík
Inexistent Books IV, Material, Zürich
Inexistent Books III, PrintRoom, Rotterdam
2020
Artists’ publications: analogue – digital! Online exhibition, The Centre for Artistsʼ Publications, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
Inexistent Books II, CV Books/Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich
Behind the Glass – Quotes about Books from Books about Books, Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Library
Inexistent Books, I Never Read/Schaulager, Basel
2019
Art Books from Europe, Beijing Times Art Museum
Gibca Extended: My library was dukedom large enough, Glasrummet, Gothenburg
2018
Athens Photo Festival-Photobook exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens
2017
Artists‘ Books for Everything, Center for Artist’s Publications, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
2016
Ed Ruscha – Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
On books and photography – what defines the photobook?, Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität, Dortmund
Photography and the Everyday, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
The Drawing Biennale, Galleri Format, Oslo
2015
Ed Ruscha – Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, Paris
Re: follow-ed (after hokusai), Cabinet du livre d‘artiste, Rennes
Recent Acquisitions at the Athenaeum, Joseph Clayes III Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2014
Art Book Weekend, Demon's Mouth, Oslo
2013
Ed Ruscha – Books & Co., Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Ed Ruscha – Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

RECENT BOOK LAUNCHES

2019
Triple Book Launch, Khartoum Contemporary Art Center, Oslo
2015
A Sudden Drop, 8-11, Toronto, ON
A Sudden Drop, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2013
Triple Book Launch, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen 
Portraits by Waiters & Some Los Angeles Apartments, MELK, Oslo
2012
Wheels and Trophies, ASPN, Leipzig
2011
A Narrow Scene of Hypothetical Circumstances, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo