59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Italian Excellence

The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators

After the worldwide success of the two “Italian Excellence” exhibitions - “Illustration for Children. Italian Excellence” and “Illustrators for Gianni Rodari: Italian Excellence” – which toured a total of over thirty countries, BCBF continues to promote Italian children’s illustration with a new “Excellence” exhibition, this time looking at the latest generation of Italian illustrators of books for children.

“Italian Excellence. The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators” has been presented within the framework of 2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair (14-17 June) and is now on show at the BCBF Galleries exhibiting work by twenty of the most promising young Italian illustratorsGiacomo Agnello Modica, Andrea Antinori, Michael Bardeggia, Beatrice Cerocchi, Marianna Coppo, Francesca Corso, Cecilia Ferri, Chiara Ficarelli, Marta Pantaleo, Giulia Pastorino, Irene Penazzi, Alice Piaggio, Camilla Pintonato, Michelangelo Rossato, Veronica Ruffato, Lorenzo Sangió, Francesca Sanna, Luca Tagliafico, Giulia Tomai, Veronica Truttero.

The exhibition is organised by Bologna Children’s Book Fair/BolognaFiere, the Emilia-Romagna Region, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and is curated by Cooperativa Giannino Stoppani/Accademia Drosselmeier.  


  The exhibition will be held:

  • from 14 June: online on BCBF Galleries
  • 14 - 30 June 2021 - Libreria per Ragazzi Giannino Stoppani, Bologna 
  • 8 July - 12 September 2021 - Nicolae Iorga Park, Bucarest
  • 8 July - 30 September 2021 - Museo dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna
  • 10-26 November - Istituto Italiano di cultura, Amsterdam

Credits:

Marta Pantaleo - Le tigri della malora
Alice Piaggio - Quando il signor Tordi perse il cappello
Cecilia Ferri - Ora o mai più