Mariachiara Di Giorgio / Kalina Muhova

supported by Albergo Al Cappello Rosso, Topipittori, Canicola

Al Cappello Rosso hotel has become a sort of carnet of BilBOlbul’s guests. Since the first editions of the convention, the hotel has encouraged the artists to leave a trace of their  permanence in Bologna. And so the BBB Rooms: themed rooms that the artists can transform and rearreange. Through the years many artists passed by: Blexbolex, Liniers, Ruppert & Mulot, Alessandro Baronciani, Anna Deflorian, Alice Socal, Laurent Moreau, Bastien Contraire.

by Mariachiara Di Giorgioopening December 1st h 7 pm

supported by Topipittori

Mariachiara di Giorgio, illustrator and author of the award winning picture book Professione Coccodrillo (Topipittori), transforms one of the rooms of Al Cappello Rossso Hotel and fills it with her characters.


BilBOlbul Room 2018| Al Cappello Rosso Hotel

by Kalina Muhovaopening December 1st h 7 pm

Next to Mariachiara Di Giorgio’s room, another one collects the pictures realized by the artists of the latest edition of the Festival, dedicated to Al Cappello Rosso Hotel, in a set arranged by illustrator Kalina Muhova.


Mariachiara Di Giorgio is an Italian illustrator. She has worked with the major publishing houses both in Italy and abroad. Her works have appeared in exhibitions at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, at the Society of Illustrators in New York and have made it into the Ibby Honour List. She was awarded the Prix Sorcière in 2018, the Luigi Malerba award and the Andersen prize for Best Silent Book.

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