Mondo is an independent, artist-run initiative that focuses on art publications, fanzines, and printed matter, mainly from young and newly established artists from the circumpolar North. We distribute materials from artists such as Animals, IMA READ, MONARCH, Torpedo Press, BBOOKS, Lubok Verlag, amongst many others. Alongside book distribution, we also host events, readings, performances and spatial installations. Mondo plays an important role in both the local scene as well as on the national level, since it is the only independent art book platform and distributor in the Northern region.
Mondo has participated in Supermarket Independent art Fair (Stockholm, 2012, 2013), Bergen Art Book Fair (2012, 2013), Lofoten International Art Festival (2013, 2015), Reality (Kunsterforbundet Oslo, 2012), What a Mess (Kunstmesse in Frederikstad, 2013), I Am Hot Forever, I Am Not Forever (Tromsø Kunstforening, 2013), Newseum (Tromsø Kunstforening, 2014), New York Art Book Fair (2014), and Toronto Art Book Fair Editions (2016).
We are currently located in the front space at the Tromsø Kunstforening (Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art) and we also have a small satellite site at Nord Norsk Kunstnersenter in Svolvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
Mondo is run by Tanya Busse, Miriam Haile, Linn Horntvedt and Nicolas Siepen