Sybilla Patrizia is an Austrian-born visual artist and creative director based in Tokyo. Please get in touch and say hello at
In her work as a documentary photographer, Sybilla has covered social and political topics such as the struggles of the Tibetan Diaspora in Northern India and the 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong. In her most recent project “Strawberry Jam,” she explores the fetishisation of and obsession with youthfulness and cuteness in contemporary Japanese mainstream culture through the observation of gender roles in Japanese media, fashion and society. The project has been published by VICE Germany as well as TW Magazine and was exhibited at the Austrian Embassy in Tokyo in 2018.
In 2011, Sybilla was awarded a gold medal at the “Austrian Youth Championship of Photography” and was included in the 2016 “Smashbox Emerging Photographers Showcase” in London, hosted by photographer Davis Factor. Her work has been exhibited in Austria, Japan and the UK.
VICE | The Sunday Telegraph | Tokyo Weekender | Sicky | Schön! | HUF | Teeth | Jute | Superior | Kaltblut | Hedonist | Suitcase | Ballad Of | Noctis | Excerpt | Le Mile | Neverlazy | Atlas | F-Stop | Wirtschaftszeit
2018, Austrian Embassy Tokyo, Solo-Exhibition Strawberry Jam
2017, The Old Truman Brewery, Photomasters, London 2016, Ambika P3 Gallery, Graduation Exhibition, London 2016, Smashbox Emerging Photographers Showcase hosted by Davis Factor, London 2015, Belfast Photo Fringe, Belfast, UK 2015, London Gallery West, Second-Year Student Exhibition, London 2011-2012, National Youth Photography Championship Winners, Volksbanken Austria (various locations)
Tokyo University of the Arts
Research Student (Monbukagakusho Scholar),
October 2017 - now
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Japanese Preparatory Language Program (Monbukagakusho Scholar)
April - July 2017
University of Westminster, London
BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice
2013 - 2016
First Class Honours
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
September - December 2014
ELLE Magazine, London
LOVE Magazine, London Tokyo Weekender Magazine
LHA-Charitable Trust, McLeod Ganj, India
Tibet Foundation, London
All images on this website are © by Sybilla Patrizia and my not be reproduced without permission.