Sybilla Patrizia is an Austrian-born visual artist and creative director based in Tokyo. She works in the fields of photography, video, editorial- and web design. Please get in touch and say hello at
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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 2017 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 published and exhibited in Germany, Austria, the USA, 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, Strawberry Jam, Solo-Exhibition
2018, Geidai Art Book Fair Tokyo, Strawberry Jam Book
2017, The Old Truman Brewery, Photomasters London, Group Exhibition
2016, Ambika P3 Gallery, Graduation Group Exhibition, London 2016, Smashbox Emerging Photographers Showcase hosted by Davis Factor, London 2015, Belfast Photo Fringe, Belfast, UK, Group Exhibition2015, London Gallery West, Group Exhibition, London 2011-2012, National Youth Photography Championship Winners, Volksbanken Austria (various locations), Group Exhibition


Tokyo University of the Arts

Research Student (Monbukagakusho Scholar),
Intermedia Art
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
Exchange semester
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 may not be reproduced without permission.