Kalina Muhova

curated by Canicola
supported by Comune di Bologna U. I. Pari Opportunità, Tutela delle Differenze, Contrasto alla Violenza di Genere

Kalina Muhova’s Diana sottosopra is the story of a journey between two worlds, told in a style that mixes Alice in Wonderland and Madama Holle by the Grimm Brothers.

Diana gets lost in the forest and discovers the Little People, a group of small green creatures living in a fantastic world now destroyed by all the pollution caused by humans. Diana tries to escape at first, but eventually chooses to stay and turn an ecological threat into an opportunity to follow her destiny.


Diana sottosopra

19 November 2019 - 6 January 2020MAMbo Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - Dipartimento educativoopening 17 November h 4 pm

An immersion in the world of Diana and the Little People through comic strips, drawings and reference materials that constitue Muhova’s visual universe.  The exhibition is aimed at both adults and children.


Kalina Muhova is a Bulgarian illustrator based in Bologna, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is among the founders of the artists collective Brace. In 2018 she published Sofia dell’Oceano, a graphic novel written by Marco Nucci, winner of the Bartoli Award at the ARF Festival in Rome. Her latest graphic novel is Diana sottosopra, published by Canicola.

Kalina Muhova