Hello, I am Francesca Aiello, Italian illustrator based in Madrid.



Graduated in Architecture, University of Rome

Higher Education on Illustration, School of Arts Artediez, Madrid

Printmaking and engraving, School of Arts Artediez, Madrid (ongoing)



2020 First prize in the Madrid’s Fine Art’s Award

2020 First prize in the Apim New Talent’s Award

2021 Shortlisted in the Apila Award

2021 Shortlisted in the Bologna Children’s Book Festival

2021 Honorable Mention in the 3×3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration International Show No. 18

2021 Longlisted in The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 3

2022 Shortlisted in the Apila Award



2022 Illustrated book “Canción novísima de los gatos”, written by Federico García Lorca and published by BurroLector



Laboratoi/RE, Foundation of Culture of Vaud, Principia, University of Wageningen, Vulva Fanzine, BurroLector, la Margherita Edizioni.



2015 Exhibition “1+1” , Switzerland

2016 Exhibition in collaboration with Swiss photographer Amélie Blanc for “Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture” , Switzerland

2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition (virtual exhibition of finalist illustrators)