BILAGA – limited editions

To Whom It May Concern – 2017

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on September 6, 2017


Under the title To Whom It May Concern, the mail art project BILAGA has invited nine artists to reflect on freedom of expression. Who can we address? Of what and to whom are we entitled to speak? Can we say whatever we want, and do we have something to say to one another?

Opening event: Wednesday 27 Sepember 6pm-8pm at Gothenburg Museum Bookshop

Between 26/9 – 1/10 we’ll be on the streets from 11am to 6pm at these locations:

Tuesday–Wednesday at Kungsportsplatsen
Thursday–Friday at Järntorget
Saturday–Sunday at Drottningtorget

The works are printed in an unlimited edition on A3 paper. All visitors are welcome to take a copy, fold it into an envelope, write an address of their choice, add a postage stamp and slip the work of art into a letterbox – to whom they think it would concern.

Participating artists: Fadwa Attia (Alexandria), Eva Björkstrand (Malmö), Christine Clemmesen (Copenhagen/Athens), Nadya Gorokhova (St. Petersburg), Gun Holmström (Helsinki), Raquel Meyers (Bilbao), Sophy Naess (New York), Poniweck (Brussels) and Catriona Shaw (Berlin).

The mail art exhibition is part of Gothenburg International Biennial Extended 2017
Supported financially by the City of Gothenburg and GIBCA Extended.

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BILAGA at the Biennial

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on August 25, 2017

Under the title To Whom It May Concern Bilaga will be at the Gothenburg Biennial 2017 with the following wonderful and clever artists:

Poniweck (Bryssel), Raquel Meyers (Bilbao), Sophy Naess (New York), Christine Clemmesen (Copenhagen/Aten), Nadya Gorokhova (St. Petersburg), Gun Holmström (Helsinki), Catriona Shaw (Berlin), Fadwa Attia (Alexandria), Eva Björkstrand (Malmö)

Our dates are 26/9-1/10
More info to come.


Open Air 2017

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on June 7, 2017


BILAGA participated with a selection of older editions at
Open Air Art Book Fair in Stockholm.

Helga Härenstam

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on December 14, 2016

The last issue for 2016 is here – you get a personal, unique memory, handwritten from some stranger contained in a bronze wrap.

Jesper Norda

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on October 6, 2016


Third issue of 2016!
A subtle animation of fading stars, Jesper Nordas work for Bilaga gives every subscriber a fading image of an infinite sky.

Try Arm Underwear

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on June 29, 2016


The second edition 2016 is a result from a workshop held in December last year by Jittra Cotshadet, Nedine Kachornnamsong and Lina Persson.

The workshop was called Filmwork/Textilework, from global outsourcing to DIY where they compared and shared perspectives from the labour movement of textile and animation industry. Based on the exchange they had from the workshop, this Bilaga edition was created.

Klubb Fenix & Textival 2016

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on April 11, 2016


In collaboration with Textival 2016 Klubb Fenix was first out this year with a collection of short texts. The framework for the texts was home, also this years theme for Textival, and during the festival a short reading took place at Litteraturhuset in Gothenburg. The physical framework for the collection of small books was a text by Soleyman Ghasemiani Jag och exilen (Me and the Exile)

Klubb Fenix is a group of writers with a different mother tongue than Swedish but at present they are all based in Sweden.

BILAGA also participated in Textmässan (Text fair) at Frilagret during Textival.

Найдено в Лабиринте / Found in Labyrinth

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on January 4, 2016


During December 2015 to end of January 2016 Bilaga took part in an exhibition for artist books and printed matters at the Library of Art books and Graphics in St. Petersburg Russia. The exhibition was organized by Labyrint Press, Botkyrka Konsthall, and the installation was made by the artist collective CEBEP 7 (North 7)

Bilagas participation was generously supported by The Swedish Arts Grant Committee

Gothenburg City Library

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on January 4, 2016


At the weeklong presentation of Swedish cultural magazines at Gothenburg City Library, Bilaga had a cabinet full of editions and we also held a talk about mail-art in general and us in particular.

Eva Björkstrand

Posted in Uncategorized by bilaga on November 19, 2015


Last issue of 2015 by Eva Björkstrand comes as a textile kit. Included is a handmade screen-print and all the things needed for a hanging tapestry.