In 2023, CARTOONS ON THE BAY, International Festival of Animation, Transmedia and Meta-Arts dedicates and curates a solo exhibition to Monica Manganelli: “MONICA MANGANELLI. IMAGINED and IMAGINARY WORLDS BETWEEN UTOPIC, REALITY AND SUSPENSION.” 

In this 27th edition of the Cartoons on the Bay debuted the GENDER AWARD won by Monica Manganellifor having been able to outline the battle for women’s rights and the condition of women with vigor and original artistic flair through the representation of timeless heroines.”

Nel multiverso di Monica Manganelli. “Cloud Atlas? Lavorai con le Wachowski grazie a Facebook”


The first part of the SOLO exhibition traces the beginnings of my career between film productions and opera/musical theater, up to my latest films and multidisciplinary projects  that I have written, directed and designed. In addition, there will be an immersive room with one of my multidisciplinary projects (The Atlas of Wonders).
The last part of the exhibition will be entirely dedicated to my new project, TURANDOT-Princess of China, a full-length animated film, in development,  which has already received an initial contribution from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage-Cinema Directorate.
It is a transmedia project that from the film will also become an immersive exhibition and an illustrated book, together with an innovative opera production  with an animated digital-virtual video/set design.
In addition, as invited artist Monica Manganelli designed and signed the poster of 27th edition of ”Cartoons On The Bay – International Festival of Animation, Transmedia and Meta-Arts‘”, which will take place in Pescara from May 31st to June 4th, 2023: A tribute to surrealist painting and to theater masks with a reference to the first historical festival logo. (Italy).


“𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑒 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑖 𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑖 𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑖 𝑒̀ 𝑙𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑎 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑒, 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑜 𝑢𝑛’𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑜̀ 𝑓𝑎𝑟𝑒, 𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑧𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑟𝑜 𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑚𝑎 𝑑𝑖 𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑧𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜 𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑡𝑖 𝑖 𝑚𝑒𝑧𝑧𝑖 𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒. 𝐴𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎 ‘𝑔𝑛𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎’ 𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑎, 𝑐𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎̀ 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝑙’𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑜 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑠𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎̀ 𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑒 𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖, 𝑐𝑜𝑔𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑔𝑛𝑖 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑎̀, 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜 𝑖𝑙 𝑠𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑖 𝑒 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑜 𝑙𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑎 𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑎 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑜𝑙𝑡𝑟𝑒 𝑖 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑎 𝑡𝑟𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡𝑎̀ 𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎 𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑟𝑜 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑔𝑖𝑜 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑙 𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑚𝑎 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒.” MARINA POLLA DE LUCA