25th of August 2021

The Migrant on his way to the Guernsey Photography Festival!

On the 23rd September 2021, The Guernsey Photography Festival will launch its long-awaited 10th anniversarycelebration edition, themed Acts of Love and Rebellion.The Festival features a sensational exhibition programme, with over 20 international artists, a host of exciting multidisciplinary events and a special party, open to all, due to take place at the German Underground Hospital, the largest structural reminder of the German Occupation existing in the Channel Islands.
Acts of Love and Rebellion will run from 23 September until 23 October and will include over 10 exhibitions featuring local and international artists in venues across Saint Peter Port. 
The Migrant will be one of the exhibition presented there and there will be a live performance on the 25th of September by Anaïs López. 

Thanks to my team at Prospektor and Kummer & Herrman and the wonderful crew at The Guernsey Photography Festival. And also a special thank you to Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mondriaan Fonds, Marinus Plantema Foundation and Nederlands Fotomuseum.

13th of August 2021

In the fall of 2021 it is time for some lectures, performances and workshops.

11th of September 10.30 am until 12:00 am
Lecture at the BMK, Utrecht – Dutch

17th of September 4 pm until 6 pm
A sneak preview of my new project ‘ The Turtle and The Monk’ at Achtergracht nummer 4.
Presentation open to all public – English / Dutch

25th of September – 10 am until 11 am
Performance of ‘The Migrant’ at the Guernsey Photofestival- UK – Free entrance – English

1st of October 8 pm until 9 pm
Lecture at gallery Penning in Eindhoven – Dutch

1st of November 10 am until 5 pm
Workshop ‘Storytelling’ in collaboration with Dupho at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.
Would you like to participate? For more information please email Marieke (

30th of July 2021

The Migrant will be on show at Foto Tallinn.

The handmade golden silkscreens (2018–2019) will be presented here and form part of López’ multimedia project, The MigrantThe Migrant tells the turbulent life story of the Javan mynah. A member of the starling family, the bird is originally from Java (Indonesia) but was introduced to Singapore in the early 20th century via the songbird trade. Today, the feathered friend is reviled, persecuted, and even killed. The Migrant tells the remarkable life story of one bird whilst simultaneously addressing broader themes, such as the complex relationship between humans and animals, the consequences of rapid urbanisation, and the position of the unwanted outsider.

The silkscreens, which represent the story of Mynah, are all unique and made with golden ink. They were exhibited at the Dutch Photography Museum in 2020.

The 2021 edition of Foto Tallinn takes place at Kai Art Center between September 2nd and September 5th, presenting the latest works by 37 Estonian and international artists.

15th of April 2021

A dream comes true! Mynah is back in Singapore. We are finally bringing back the story where it belongs!

The Migrant opens today at Objectifs. Follow a mynah’s journey through local history through Anaïs López’s latest multimedia project. Exploring themes of human-animal relationships, migration, urbanisation, perceptions of the other, and more, catch the exhibition from now till 30 May in the Chapel Gallery.

🐦 Register for the Panel Discussion with Anaïs López, Eefje Blankevoort and Sonny Liew on 19 May:
🐦 Register for the Cross-Media Project Sharing with Anaïs López and Eefje Blankevoort on 20 May:

The Migrant is made possible with the support of Creative Industries Fund NL, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Erasmus Huis, Marinus Plantema Foundation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

© Objectifs

© Objectifs

10th of April 2021

The Sandwich Show on tour through Amsterdam.
Together with Jaap van den Beukel, Reinier Gerritsen and Wil van Iersel we walked through Amsterdam North, South, West, East and Centre.

© Mark Weemen

© Ernst Lalleman

01th of April 2021

Yes it is going to happen! After a turbulent year and rescheduling every venue… The Migrant is officially on its way to Singapore! 🦅

Thanks to the super team: Prospektor and the amazing Laura Verduijn, Kummer & Herrman and the wonderful crew at Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film. The opening is planned for 15th of April 2021 at Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film. And also a special 🙏 to Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie & Embassy of the Netherlands in Singapore and Brunei.

26th of January 2021

New initiative!
Bringing art to the people during the pandemic!
The Sandwich Show is a photo exhibition on sandwich boards that you can order for the street in front of your house or elsewhere.
In these Corona times, working at home, eating delivered food and in social confinement, four photographers decided to bring you their work offline and tell you the stories behind the photos in person. Photographers Reinier Gerritsen, Jaap van den Beukel, Wil van Iersel en Anaïs López stroll through the city with boards on their chests and backs with two photo exhibitions. When they arrive in your street they form a line and one photographer talks about his work. Then everyone turns around and it’s time for the other exhibition. Then they continue their journey to their next destination.