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Portuguese illustrator Eva Evita wins the XIII. Edition of the Illustrated Ibero-America Catalogue



The Portuguese illustrator Eva avoids has won XIII. Edition of the illustrated Ibero-America cataloguea $5,000 award, Design of the catalog cover and a prominent place within the exhibition which will be on display at the FIL Guadalajara from November 26th to December 4th this year.

As reported by the SM Spain Foundation this Thursday, the jury awarded the prize to Eva Evita because she considered her proposal “deep in meaning, both narrative and plastic”. “His poetic language continues the path taken by the leading voices in the world of editorial illustration in recent years“, in addition to “the innovation, it does not neglect the traditional, combining technical richness and the elegant use of symbolism,” he added.

According to the jury, the color palette of his work is very captivating, “it is daring and harmonious at the same time: the balance of the parts, the holy grail of the arts, is achieved here. Each illustration has its own strength and narrative, all integrated into a powerful, dreamlike narrative sequence that moves the reader.“.

A total of 710 illustrators from 22 Latin American countries participated in this edition (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru , Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela).

With more than a decade of existence, the Iberoamerica Ilustra catalog is a platform that showcases the talent of Iberoamerican illustrators. It is a very useful tool for publishers from all over the world to discover quality proposals, as well as a clear example of what can be achieved through the sum of efforts in these times. Of the 710 participating artists, Mexico was the country most represented with 206 illustrators; Spain followed with 135 and Argentina with 125.

The jury deliberated remotely and evaluated the proposals for two days. It was made up of industry professionals from different countries: Ana Laura Delgado (Mexico) and Patrícia Guerreiro Nunes (Portugal), representing the FIL Guadalajara; Yosh (David Nieto, Mexico), Issa Watanabe (Peru) and Sara Rioja Gutiérrez (Spain) on behalf of Fundación SM.

Criteria taken into account in the selection were the conceptual clarity of the works presented, the narrative quality, the originality, the risk of the proposal and the technical solvency.

The verdict was announced on July 27 on the iberoamericailustra.com website and the handover ceremony will take place on November 27 as part of the activities of the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

The jury also gave special mentions in this act to the illustrators Rocío Álvarez Valera (Spain), Álvaro Díaz (Uruguay), Àfrica Fanlo Déu (Spain), Miguel Manich Lahoz (Spain) and Ana E. Núñez (Mexico).


Eva Evita is an architect and illustrator. His passion is for both houses and illustrated books. Create illustrations in a wide variety of artistic fields with the clear intention of engaging interest through the potential of narrative illustration and the poetics of emotion.. In addition to prizes for joy, she regularly takes part in various activities as a teacher and workshop moderator.

She has been honored with a number of relevant awards, including the BIG Revelation Award at the 2021 Guimarães Biennial of Illustration; the first prize: New Talents FNAC 2020; the Vista Alegre International Porcelain Illustration Award, 2019; the Aveiro Young Creator 2021; the first place in the Coca de Monção 2021 competition and the “Young Illustrator” prize of the Chamber of Young Illustrators of Amarante BIISA, 2017.

He has also participated in international group exhibitions in Portugal, China, Spain, Lithuania, Brazil and Mexico where he was part of the Iberoamérica Ilustra selection.


Source europapress.es

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