Andrés López

The young illustrators selected each year for the Illustrators Exhibition are also shortlisted for the now well-established Bologna Children’s Book Fair - Fundación SM International Illustration Award, which offers a winner aged under 35 a cheque for 15,000 euros with the intention of ensuring the prize winner the peace of mind to create an illustrated book over the following a year, which will then be published and launched on the world market by the Spanish publisher SM. The originals of the book’s illustrations are then presented in a solo exhibition at the following year’s edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair and made available online on BCBF Galleries. For the 2023 edition, the exhibition will show the work of 2022 winner, Mexican illustrator Andrés López, who have created the book Volver a mirar about the importance of being curious about the world around us.