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, Italy 
  • 8 July-12 September 2021 - Nicolae Iorga Park, Bucarest, Romania
  • 8 July-30 September 2021 - Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna, Italy 
  • 16-26 September 2021 – XXIII Feria Internacional del Libro de Coahuila, Saltillo – Mexico
    in collaboration with IIC - Italian Cultural Institute, Ciudad de México
  • 23 September - 3 October - Yangtianwo Square, Dujiangyan City, Chengdu, China
    in collaboration with Consulate General of the Republic of Italy in Chongqing, Embassy of Italy in Beijing, MAECI in the framework of “Road to 2022 - Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism
  • October 2021 – Morelia, Mexico
    in collaboration with IIC - Italian Cultural Institute, Ciudad de México
  • 20-24 October 2021 - Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 3-11 November 2021 - Sharjah Book Fair, Sharjah, U.A.E.
  • 10-26 November - Italian Cultural Institute, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 3 December 2021 - 2 January 2022, Fun Art Space, North Bank of Xinglong Lake, Tianfu New Area, Chengdu, China (postponed to a future date)
    in collaboration with Consulate General of the Republic of Italy in Chongqing, Embassy of Italy in Beijing, MAECI in the framework of “Road to 2022 - Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism
  • 19 November - 4 December 2021 - Tunis, Tunisia
    in collaboration with IIC - Italian Cultural Institute, Tunis
  • 27 November - 5 December 2021 - FIL, Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 16-22 January 2022 - Dubai World Expo, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Regione Emilia-Romagna, Commissariato Italiano Expo Dubai Padiglione Italia

 

Credits:

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