22/02 - 04/04/2019

The first international call, issued only at the end of November, thanks to Bologna Children’s Book Fair – that prepared and disseminated it through its own channels – collected 418 submissions by illustrators from 45 different countries worldwide.
Thirty-one illustrations. Thirty-one illustrators from thirteen countries: Elizabeth Alves de França e Silva (Brazil), Emanuele Benetti (Italy), Chiara Maria Luisa Bigatti (Italy), Natalia Bykova (Russia), María Florencia Capella (Argentina), Manuela Capovilla (Italy), Silvia Maria Ciccu (Italy), Jenny Duke (UK), Michela Fabbri (Italy), Yael Frankel (Argentina), Anna Gordillo (Spain), Lena Hesse (Germany), Devon Holzwarth (USA), Carla Marinelli (Italy), Matteo Perdon (Italy), Cristina Pieropan (Italy), Mathilde Poncet (France), Chiara Pulselli – Kiki Skipi (Italy), Lan Qu (China), Chiara Raineri (Italy), Fatinha Ramos (Portugal), Natascha Rosenberg (Spain), Paola Secco (Italy), Ami Shin (South Korea), Akiko Takeda (Japan), Maria Tortorella (Italy), Manuela Trimboli (Italy), Tonka Uzu (Bulgaria), Anna Vorontsova (Russia), Sanprapha Vudhivorn (Thailand), Darcy Zoells (USA).

A panel of experts, which includes Ivan Canu (director of the Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan – Italy), Mauro Evangelista (founder and director of the school of illustration Ars in Fabula, Italy), Roberto Frabetti (coordinator of the project Mapping – Bologna, Italy) and Giorgia Grilli (professor of Children’s Literature at the University of Bologna and co-founder of CRLI – Centre for Research in Children’s Literature, Italy), selected works for the exhibition, organized in collaboration with Bologna Children’s Book Fair.


All images are property of the individual authors and of any publishers: reproduction is granted exclusively in the context of the dissemination of the project “Mapping. A Map on the Aesthetics of Performing Arts for Early Years”.

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