Ana Zibelnik (b. 1995, Ljubljana) is an artist based in The Hague, Netherlands. Through long term projects she explores the topics of death, immortality as well as the relationship between photography and extinction. She is part of PARALLEL - European Photo Based Platform, Futures Photography and Haute Photographie Talents. In 2020, she won the GUP New Talent of the year award and was featured in the British Journal of Photography's Ones To Watch issue. She holds an MA in film and photography theory and also works as a freelance curator and editor for a cultural producer Paradox.


Current and upcoming:

2020, September, "Liebe, Hass und Einsamkeit. Emotionen in der Kunst." Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst

2021, May, This Art Fair, Amsterdam


September, Urgent Arts of Living (Parallel – European Photo Based Platform Award)

October, Futures Online Festival: RESET

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Kolga Tbilisi Photo online, GUP (Igor Pjörrt , Egor Fedosov, Ana Zibelnik, Peter Funch)

"6 Talents", Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam (online)

Haute Photographie fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Artist talk / GUP New & Pakhuis de Zwijger present: New Perspectives


"ALARUM" by Ardesia Projects on PH Museum (online)

"Urgent Arts of Living" & "Valley of the Strange" ,, Lisbon, Portugal

GUP New 2020, Book launch and group exhibition, Amsterdam (Westergas), Netherlands

"Zeitgeist", Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary

"We are the ones turning," Verzasca Foto Festival, Switzerland (solo)

"Valley of the Strange", ISSP Gallery, Latvia

"Urgent Arts of Living", Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania

"ALARUM", Ardesia Projects, Berlin

"White Devil", IF SLOVENIA WERE, Odessa Photo Days, Ukraine (screening)


"White Devil", IF SLOVENIA WERE, Grad Rajhenburg, Slovenia

"White Devil", PARALLEL Intersection Zagreb, Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Croatia

"White Devil", IF SLOVENIA WERE, Voies Off Festival, Arles, France (group + screening)

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity", Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (photobook)

"Kjer ljudje pozabijo umreti", Trubar Literature House, Ljubljana (solo)


"Arrivals, departed", Fotogalerija Solp, NovaF – Young Slovenian Photography, Maribor (group)

"Iz okvirja / Out Of Frame", UGM Studio (Maribor Art Gallery), Maribor, Slovenia (group)


MoCP - Museum of Contemporary Photography  |  Columbia College Chicago

Private collections in The Netherlands, Germany, UK and Slovenia. 

Awards & Grants


British Journal of Photography: Ones to Watch 2020

Futures photography platform (nominated by the British Journal of Photography)

The Musem of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College Chicago – Snider Prize Honorable Mention

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts IPC, winner in 'Conceptual' category

GUP New Talent Award winner

Haute Photographie Talent

City Municipality of Ljubljana Scholarship 

Ad Futura Scolarship for Study Abroad, Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia

Artpil, 30 Under 30/Women Photographers


Parallel Award (for the exhibition 'Urgent Arts of Living', curated by Cale Garrido)

Verzasca Nera prize (1st place), "We are the ones turning"

Shortlisted for Lucie Foundation Photo Made scholarship

Burn Emerging Photographer Fund – Fujifim Young Talent Award finalist

Selected Artist, PARALLEL - European Photo Based Platform, 2nd Cycle

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