Sybilla Patrizia is an Austrian-born visual artist and creative director based in Tokyo. 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 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
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 my not be reproduced without permission.