Anna Sibylla is an Italian-Dutch artist with Asian roots, currently based in the Netherlands.
Her background in film and storytelling – graduated in directing at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Rome, Italy – forms the foundation of her photography work, which is imbued with a longing for the past. Her images are inspired by old paintings and bygone eras, abandoned buildings and spaces with forgotten history, as well as motherhood and childhood nostalgia.
“ Photography is a way for me to connect with people on a deeper level. When words don’t come easy, when words are confusing or go unheard, images speak for me in a much more immediate way. I simply am a lot more articulate with images than with words.
My work is an ongoing exploration of vulnerability and tenderness, of which I believe we need a lot – especially given the fragile state the world is in right now. My photos are an invitation to stay soft and tender-hearted, despite, despite, despite…”
CONCEPT2021, group exhibition – CICA Museum, South Korea / 2021
Rotterdam Photo Book Market, group exhibition – Rotterdam, the Netherlands / 2021
FRESH EYES PHOTO / 2021
The Luupe – 100 Visions of Fatherhood / 2021
Lenscratch – Still Life online exhibition / 2021