Ana Zibelnik 

(b. 1995, Ljubljana) is an artist based in The Hague, Netherlands. She holds a BA in Visual Communication from the University of Ljubljana and an MA in Film and Photographic Studies from Leiden University. She explores the topics of death, longevity and the perception of time, intersecting them with ecology and reflecting on the current status of humans as actors on this planet. In her latest series Immortality is Commonplace she delves into the relationship between photography and extinction, questioning the role of the medium – defined by its ability to record – in times of ecological instability. Her practice combines a research based approach with poetic interpretation, often drawing inspiration from literature. She works as a freelance curator and editor for the Dutch cultural producer Paradox.

Awards & Grants


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  |  Columbia College Chicago

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



Art Salon Zurich (fair)

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

Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival (group)

Maribor Art Gallery, UGM Studio (solo)


This Art Fair, Amsterdam

Westwerk Gallery, Hamburg

MAD Arts, Florida


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

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

Futures Online Festival: RESET

— ,  What are the emerging artists talking about in Europe today?

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)

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