Open Book

Books disseminate ideas to some of the largest audiences in the world, empowering makers of all disciplines to share ideas and give strength to communities far and wide. Through Open Book Mana Contemporary in collaboration with Monira Foundation highlight makers from across the country who utilize the book to bring ideas to life through traditional and non-traditional book forms. This program is a platform for makers to present unique works and ideas.

Hosted by SY Lim at Mana Contemporary Chicago, Open Book focuses on highlighting artist book makers around the world every third Thursday of the month.


Aimée Beaubien


Golnar Adili

Ana Paula Cordeiro

Regina Parra


Sonja Thomsen


Sahand Heshmati Afshar