about Unlock

The Unlock Book Fair is the annual meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene, with three instalments so far in Barcelona (2016), Berlin (2017) and Amsterdam (2018). In addition to the main fair, offshoot Unlock events have taken place in Lisbon (2017), Besançon (France, 2018) and Herne (Germany, 2018).

The Unlock Showcase is a travelling bookstore featuring a selection of publications from the fair. It has so far traveled to Lisbon, Moscow, London, Tartu (Estonia), Besançon (France), Vienna, Herne (Germany), Cáceres (Spain), Málaga, Madrid, Aberdeen (Scotland), Lund (Sweden) and Kassel. Different institutions have acquired publications from the Showcase for their collections, including the Library of the Fine Arts Faculty of the Complutense University (Madrid) and the Urban Art Archive (Cologne).

Contact: info@unlockfair.com

Founder and director
Javier Abarca – Spain

Thomas Chambers – London
Jasper van Es – Eindhoven
Irene Paz – Spain
Robin Vermeulen – Amsterdam
Dumar NovYork – NYC / Berlin
Akim – Berlin