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Books  Noonday, Annelies Strba - Shades of Time, Aya, Thirty-Three Happy Moments
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Annelies Štrba is a Swiss multimedia artist, who lives in the Zurich metropolitan area. She works with video, photography, and digital media to approach her subjects, which range from domestically themed images, portraiture, and both urban and natural landscapes.


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Annelies Štrba was born in Zug, Switzerland in 1947. She now lives in Richterswil (Lake Zurich) and Ascona, Switzerland. She started showing her work in 1990, and has participated in many group shows alongside other artists known for their portrayals of family, society, and everyday subjects, such as Nan Goldin, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist and Wolfgang Tillmans. She has traveled internationally for her work, spending time in Japan, Poland, Scotland, Paris, and England, amongst other places. She received a Federal Grant for Applied Art in 1971 and has exhibited widely in Europe, primarily in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and France, as well as in the United States.


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Štrba combines photography, digital media, and film to chronicle her physical and emotional life. A mother of three, she has been documenting her family environment through her work for over four decades. Her best-known bodies of work, Shades of Time, AYA, NYIMA, and her most recent publication, Noonday, depict her immediate family including her three children, and five grandchildren. Although she is working with subject matter that is very personal and quite literally close to home, Štrba constructs a quality of fantastical narrative in her pictures, utilizing combinations of the different mediums in her repertoire. While creating images that evoke fantastical emotion using technological processes, she simultaneously embraces a sense from 19th Century romanticism while addressing themes of domesticity and nature.

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Štrba uses a digital camera to capture moments and figures in film and still, which she then colors with the aid of computer programs. This digital manipulation provides Štrba’s images with a sense of painterliness and allows her to abandon naturalism and realist details in favor of complex visual textures. She often photographs around the family homes just outside of Zurich or in the Swiss mountains, where they spend many weekends and holidays. The product is a personal and poetically abstract documentation of the life around her, capturing her subjects at the dining room table, grooming, in the chaos of untidy rooms, or surrounded by nature. Overall, a personal story is told of the intertwined lives and relationships, speaking to memories, reactions, and nostalgic realization.

Selected Works

  • AYA
  • Shades of Time
  • Selected Exhibitions

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    Solo Exhibitions

    Galerie Anton Meier, Geneva, Switzerland
    Annelis Strba - Madonnen, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Shades of Time, Kunsthaus Zug

    Summerending (with Adrian Schiess), Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland Ferme-Asile, Sion, Switzerland

    Frances et les Elfes, Ferme-Asile, Centre artistique & culturel, Sion, Switzerland

    My Life Dreams: Annelies Strba, Kindermuseum Burg Wissem, Troisdorf, Germany

    My Life Dreams, The Brontë Parsonage Museum Haworth, Haworth, UK

    Museum Valchava, Switzerland

    Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands

    NYIMA, Helmhaus Zürich

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    Annelies Strba: An 1-An11, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland Shades of Time, Centre national de la photographie, Paris Centre pour l'image contemporaine, St. Gervais, Genf

    Eçoles des Beaux Arts, Nantes Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Europäisches Fotomuseum Paris

    Kunstverein Düsseldorf Kunstverein Weimar

    Museum Moritzburg

    Albers Museum, Bottrop

    Centre d'art contemporain, Martigny

    Group Exhibitions

    Im Rausch - Zwischen Höhenflug und Absturz, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland Heiliger Besuch, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland Aufs Land, Bilder von Kobel bis Richter, Schllossmuseum Murnau

    Hold und mächtig? Das Bild der Mutter in den Kulturen, Religio. Westfälisches Museum für religiöse Kultur

    Alice in the Wonderland of Art, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Galerie der Gegenwart MART Rovereto, Italien

    Kunstmuseum Luzern, Jahresausstellung 2010, Luzern, Switzerland

    Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxemburg International Aleppo Woman Art Festival, Aleppo, Syria

    Controverses au Botanique, Museum de Botanique, Brussels Ego Documents. Das Autobiograische in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland [email protected], artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Paris

    In Voller Blüte, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany Baby. Picturing the ideal human 1840-now, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam Adolescents, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Top of Central Switzerland, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland Viewfinder, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

    Museum Chasa Jaura Valchav, Switzerland In the Face of History, European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Centre, London, Great Britain Artists for Miroslav Tichy, Museum of Arts, Brno/Brünn (CZ); JEZ, Kyiov (CZ); MMK, PassauLeigh (UK), The Kingston Turnpike, Turnpike Gallery, Kingston (UK), Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University

    Kunst Berlin, University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College

    Architecture Biennale kunst kinder karriere, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen Rose c’ est la vie – on flowers in contemporary art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

    fleurs, Museum zu Allerheiligen / Kunstverein Schaffhausen

    Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York The Nude, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut Missing Link, Kunstmuseum Bern

    Fotomuseum Antwerp L'imaginerie, Lannion, Swiss Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

    Fotografie als Geste, Staatliches Museum Schwerin Aspekt: Landschaft, Engelberger Talmuseum

    Kunstverein Bonn The Eye of the Beholder, The Swiss Institute, New York

    Sourroundings, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

    Another Continent, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokio

    Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund Biennale Sydney

    Selected collections


  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen
  • Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris
  • Collection de la caisse des depots et consignations, Paris
  • Fondation NSM VIE, Paris
  • Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
  • FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
  • FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Les-Rouen
  • Collection Premiere Heure, St. Cloud
  • Great Britain

  • Celebrity Cruises, London
  • Leeds City Art Gallery, England
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  • Germany

  • Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Sammlung HVB Group
  • Switzerland

  • Sammlung Bosshard
  • Kunstmuseum Bern
  • Fotomuseum Winterthur
  • Kunsthaus Zug
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zürich
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • ZKB Private Banking, Zürich
  • USA

  • Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Selected Monographs

    Veronique Mauron, Strba, Annelies: Frances et les Elfes, Ferme-Asile: Sion, Switzerland
    Ralf Christofori, Strba, Annelies: Frances und die Elfen, Ilma Rakusa Stuttgart
    Simon Maurer, Strba, Annelies: NYIMA, Zürich: Helmhaus Zürich / Basel: Christoph Merian Verlag
    Strba, Annelies: AYA, Zürich, Berlin, New York: Scalo
    Strba, Annelies: ÅN 1–ÅN 11, Richterswil, 2001. (Publication accompanying the exhibition at Kunsthaus Zug)
    Ilma Rakusa, Strba, Annelies: Shades of Time, Baden: Lars Müller Publishers
    Roman Kurzmeyer, Strba, Annelies: Ware iri ware ni iru, Luzern: Galerie Urs Meile
    Bernhard Bürgi, Georg Kohler, Strba, Annelies: Aschewiese, Zürich: Edition Howeg (Publication accompanying the exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich)
    Schobinger, Bernhard. Devon, Karbon, Strba, Annelies / Perm. 62 ausgewählte Objekte, 1984– 1987, Zürich: Edition Howeg


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