Tenth Edition

Author: Tessa Breuer

Fruit Exhibition X turns ten and announces its latest edition: the international festival and market of independent art publishing returns from September 30th to October 2nd, 2022, in its original structure: a three-day market that brings together the best examples of independent publications and a program of meetings, film screenings, exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to the world of publishing.

For this important final act, Fruit Exhibition has chosen DumBO, a temporary urban regeneration space a few hundred meters from the center and the Central Station, ready to welcome the proposals of almost one hundred Italian and international exhibitors including micro art publishers, self-publisher, graphic designer, illustrators, and artists, contemporary graphics publishing houses, magazines, music labels, artisan printers: on display, the public will be able to find artist’s books, catalogs, graphic design, zines, sound editions, illustration, photography, new types of traditional, and digital printing and publications.

Two focuses this year: Invitation to travel, curated by Chiara Capodici, book designer and founder of the Roman bookstore Leporello-photobooks et al., which underlines the importance of the dimension of travel, first of all interior, in its transcultural meaning , historical and visionary; Drawing (r) evolution, curated by Andrea LoSavio (gallery D406) and Cinzia Ascari, instead investigates the growing interest in contemporary drawing in recent years, not only as a medium at the service of publishing but also as an autonomous and always accomplished artistic form most appreciated in the art market. 

Ten workshops dedicated to training and creativity, ranging from traditional techniques such as lettering, screen printing, and letterpress, to digital publishing and new technological frontiers. There will also be a rich program of screenings and talks designed to bring the public closer to independent publishing through interviews, conferences, and presentations of unpublished projects.

Fruit Exhibition is a Crudo project in collaboration with Arci Bologna with the support of Regione Emilia Romagna, Comune di Bologna, and Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna.


September 30th to October 2nd, 2022

Via Camillo Casarini 19

Friday, September 30th: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. (market closes at 10 p.m.)
10:30 p.m. concert by Stefano Ricci
Saturday, October 1st: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
10 p.m. dj set
Sunday, October 2nd: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. (market closes at 9:30 p.m.);
9 p.m.
 closing party

(Ticket valid for three days)
€ 9.– for ARCI 2022/2023 card holders
€ 14.– admission + ARCI 2022/2023 card (membership at the entrance)
€ 20.– admission for non-members
Pre-membership recommended

The program may undergo minor variations, for updates it is advisable to consult the website of Fruit Exhibition X.


Exhibitors of Fruit Exhibition X:
5X Letterpress (Italy), AIAP (Italy), Alvorturazine (Italy), Almanacco Press (Italy), Anita Scianò (Italy), Anna Giuntini-Iroiroworld (Italy), Anomali (Italy), Anonima Impressori (Italy), APRI (Italy), Archivio Magazine (Italy), Baco About Photographs (Italy), Beauroma Books (Italy), BEKKO (Italy), BOLO Paper (Italy), Cabin Boy Studio (Italy), Calluna Cartilegi (Italy), Canicola (Italy), Checkpoint Charly (Italy), Cicuta (Italy), Collettivo Canederli (San  Marino), Collettivo Franco (Italy), Compulsive Archive (Italy), Condylura+Xong (Italy), Costanza Coletti (Italy), Curatela Placebo (Italy), Damocle Edizioni (Italy), Damiano Boldrini (Italy), Dito Publishing (Italy), École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg (France), Eki Magazine (Italy), Elfi Seidel (Germany), Federico Blu di Prussia (Italy), Flow Photozine (Italy), FranZine (Italy), FRUTE (Italy), Fuori Formato (Italy), Galleria D406 disegno contemporaneo (Italy), Galleria Disastro (Italy), Giada Fuccelli (Italy), Giorgiabaloo (Italy), Howphelia (Italy), Illustation (Italy), Inferno 5 (Italy), Ivana Spinelli (Italy), KABUL Magazine (Italy), Kristian Ujhelji (Austria), Le Palle (Italy), Leporello-Photobooks et al. (Italy), Libri Finti Clandestini (Italy), Libri Tasso (Italy), Lievito Creative LAB (Italy), Lisa Gelli (Italy), Lök Zine (Italy), Lucangelo Bracci (Italy), Maaterials (Italy), Marcello Ruvidotti (Italy), Marco Brancato (Italy), Margotmao (Italy), Marisa Ventura (Italy), Mel The Sketcher (Italy), Memorial Paint (Italy), Mia Martì (Spain), Mira Mink (Finland), Mulieris Magazine (Italy), Noi, libreria progetto TATO (Italy), Nerofumo680 (Italy), Numero Cromatico (Italy), Obsolete Shit (Italy), Officina del giorno dopo (Italy), Officina Typo (Italy), Officine Amaro (Italy), Papièl di Carmine Luino (Italy), Panopticon (Italy), Polenta Malgazine (Italy), Press Press (Italy), Rapso (Italy), Red Lab Edizioni (Italy), Robida (Italy), Rollingsteel (Italy)  Saleh Kazemi (Iran/Italy), Salvatore Liberti (Italy), Sigaretten Edizioni Grafiche (Italy), Studio Boîte (Italy), Studio Makebu (Italy), Studio Saor (Italy), Suppergiú Magazine (Italy), Suren Hash (Mongolia), Taller Trez (Colombia), Testa Imperfetta (Italy), Valeria Cardetti (Italy), VIAINDUSTRIAE (Italy), Vincenzo Sparagna (Italy), Virginia Elena Patrone Illustrations (Italy), Zanna Dura (Italy).