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Ana Zibelnik (b. 1995, Ljubljana)

I am a visual artist and photographer based in The Hague, Netherlands. I hold an MA in Film and Photographic Studies from Leiden University, as well as a BA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Ljubljana. Between 2019 and 2023, I worked for the Dutch cultural producer Paradox. Currently, I am part of an artist duo with Jakob Ganslmeier (see below).

Since 2020, I've been part of an artist duo with Jakob Ganslmeier, working on photography and video projects focusing particularly on youth identity formation. Our works, including Fault Line (2023, ongoing), Bereitschaft (2024), and Redpilled (2023), delve into pressing societal issues such as climate anxiety, online trends, and the influence of extreme ideologies on young people. Through sharing our work and visual research, as well as conducting workshops on visual literacy, our goal is to amplify the discourse of young adults—often dismissed as unserious—and ultimately contribute to reducing societal polarization.



Kranj Foto Festival, SI (upcoming)

Sprouts Film Festival, Amsterdam, NL (upcoming)

Galerija Fotografija (20th-anniversary exhibition, upcoming)

Photo Basel 2024 (upcoming)

GIGA, FOAM Amsterdam, NL

Prospects 2024, Art Rotterdam, NL

Fault Line, (with Jakob Ganslmeier), Fotomuseum Den Haag, NL

3%, NADAN Berlin


NADAN Gallery Space, Berlin, DE

Fault Line (with Jakob Ganslmeier), Verzasca Foto Festival, CH

If a Tree Fell in a Forest (with Jakob Ganslmeier & Onias Landveld), Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen, DE

Poetry is Out of Place (with Jakob Ganslmeier), Kreismuseum Wewelsburg, DE

We are the Ones Turning, Parallel – European Photo-Based Platform, Director's cut, PT


Paris Photo online

Art Salon Zurich 

Artist talk  @Pakhuis de Zwijger: Houses of Darkness / Visual Storytelling, NL

Kranj Foto Fest, HOME: A State of Transition (group)

Poetry is Out of Place (with Jakob Ganslmeier and Simon Stranger), Falstad Centre, NO

Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival (group), GR

Maribor Art Gallery, UGM Studio (solo), Sl


This Art Fair, NL (fair)

Tangle (with Simone Kessler), Westwerk Gallery, DE


Liebe, Hass und EinsamkeitEmotionen in der Kunst. Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, DE

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

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, NL

Haute Photographie, NL (fair)

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,, PT

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

Zeitgeist, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, HU

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

Valley of the Strange, ISSP Gallery, LV

Urgent Arts of LivingKaunas Photography Gallery, LT

ALARUM, Ardesia Projects, Berlin

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


White Devil, IF SLOVENIA WERE, Grad Rajhenburg, SI

White Devil, PARALLEL Intersection Zagreb, Organ Vida International Photography Festival, HR

White Devil, IF SLOVENIA WERE, Voies Off Festival, Arles, FR

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, GR

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


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

Iz okvirja / Out Of Frame, UGM Studio (Maribor Art Gallery), Maribor, SI 

Awards & Grants


Fault Line, 1st prize Kranj Foto Festival, SI


Mondriaan Fonds – Artist Project Grant


Rabo Photographic Talent prize, Dutch National Portrait Gallery, longlisted

Mondriaan Fonds – Artist Start, Stipendium for Emerging Artists

Stroom Den Haag, SPOT Grant 2022

Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, nominated


Stroom Den Haag, SPOT Grant 2021

Prix Pictet, nominated

C/O Berlin Talent award, nominated

Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, nominated

Prix Nouvelles Écritures de la photographie environnementale,  finalist


British Journal of Photography: Ones to Watch 2020

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

The Museum of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College Chicago – Snider Prize Honourable 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 (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


MoCP - Museum of Contemporary Photography ColumbiaCollege Chicago

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

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