24th of November 2022

See you at the Pan? Stand F – Wall & Cabinet

PAN Amsterdam, the Netherland’s leading fair in art, antiques and design. Every year, more than 45,000 art lovers are inspired and tempted by the many thousands of works of art on show. Don’t miss it!

The last pieces of ‘The Migrant’ are going to be on sale there. Thanks to MiaP for this wonderful opportunity. Come and visit us at Stand F – Wall & Cabinet.

19th of November 2022

My first documentary for Dutch Television!

‘Bloodties’ is a project about my grandmother. She left her home and two small children to follow her Nazi lover to South America. At least, that is the story that is told in our family. Trying to get a grip on my past, I obsessively researched my family history. But the deeper I dig, the more I lose that grip. I start to question why I so desperately want to have a conclusive story about the past.

This project came to life during the pandemic and made me question how we make our own stories. It is also a new step in my artist practice. This is going to be my first documentary / Teledoc Campus for Dutch Television. Thanks to KRO-NRCV & Teledoc Campus & Prospektor.

28th of September 2022

Working on my project ‘The Turtle and The Monk’.

Soon I will be traveling to Japan from 17th of October until the 29th of October to collaborate with two fantastic Japanese artists. I will be working in Kyoto with filmmaker Hiroshi Okamoto and painter Yuta Niwa. The project will consist of an experimental film, performance, artist book and exhibition with Prospektor as producer.

Behind the scene- ‘The Turtle and The Monk’

22nd of September 2022

‘The Migrant’ on sale at One Wonders

With a photo of One Wonders, you own an original work from an exhibition. Not just a unique photo, but one with a special story. One Wonders offers work made by professional, extraordinary storytellers. After their work has been exhibited, One Wonders selects the most beautiful photos for you. In perfect condition.

Curious check:

11th of September 2022

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Public Lecture @Jipfestphotofestival in Jakarta – Theater Bulungan Blok M

5th of August 2022

Collaboration with JIPFest & Erasmus Huis

JIPFest and Erasmus Huis present the Storytelling Strategies Workshop with Anaïs López on 13-14 September 2022 at Erasmus Huis, Jakarta. Anaïs López, an Amsterdam-based visual artist and storyteller, won the Director Guild award for best digital storytelling for her latest project, The Migrant. She was also awarded the title of Master Storyteller by the Narrative Journalism Foundation.

This workshop covers knowledge and skills in formulating the strategy for a visual project, from planning to execution. Each of the 12 participants would need to prepare their projects, either photography-based, mixed media, or cross-media projects originating from photography. 

Through pitching process, participants will have the opportunity to refine their own idea and develop their projects to the next level. And through discussion, they can also meet and build connections with other like-minded participants, and get inspired by others’ projects.


  • Schedule: 13-14 September, 10:00-18:00 
  • Venue: Erasmus Huis, Jl. Haji R. Rasuna Said Blok C No.3, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, Google Map 

25th of June 2022

‘The Turtle and The Monk’ winner of the scholarship 2022 @ Oog op natuur

Beurswinnaars 2022. Foto: Judith Linders.

Dit zijn de beurswinnaars van 2022!

Op 22 juni hebben vijf fotografen een beurs in ontvangst genomen van Oog op de Natuur. De feestelijke bijeenkomst vond plaats in The Green House in Utrecht. Theo Bosboom, coördinator van de stichting: “De winnende projecten laten het belang van natuur en natuurbescherming zien en vragen aandacht voor belangrijke thema’s. Op ieder hun eigen wijze vertellen de fotografen belangrijke verhalen over de natuur en de rol die de mens daarin speelt. Ze houden de kijker een spiegel voor.”

Dit zijn de winnende projecten:

20th of February 2022

Collaboration with Institut Kesenian Jakarta

Do you want to know how artist and storyteller Anaïs López develop “The Migrant”?

Join this online workshop where she will share her experience in developing her award-winning projects. The workshop is organized by Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Ikj Campus) in cooperation with Erasmus Huis. 

Workshop “Storytelling Strategies”
🗓 Tuesday, 1 March 2022
🕓 16:00 – 18:00 Jakarta Time (UTC+7)

💻 Online via Zoom
Register to

20th of January 2022

The Migrant opening at Erasmus Huis.

Yesterday “The Migrant” exhibition was officially opened at Erasmus Huis, Jakarta!

It was opened by the Rector of Jakarta Institute of the Arts (IKJ) Dr. Indah Tjahjawulan, M.Sn., followed by a live online interview with the artist Anaïs López and Laura Verduijn from Prospektor, hosted by Director of Erasmus Huis Yolande Melsert.

“The Migrant” is a multimedia exhibition by Dutch artist Anaïs López, which tells the story of Mynah, a bird who traveled from Indonesia to Singapore to London, where it became homesick and stopped singing. The project also tells a wider story about our treatment of animals, social engineering and our attempt to shape an ideal society. At the same time it is a metaphor for our relationship with ‘the migrant’.

Produced by Amsterdam-based documentary and multimedia agency Prospektor, “The Migrant” uses audio, video, text and photography to take you on an unprecedented journey.The exhibition runs until 6 March 2022, and you can come to Erasmus Huis directly without prior registration. Erasmus Huis is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00.

21st of September 2021

The Migrant opening at The Guernsey Photofestival.

Thanks to St James Concert and Assembly Hall and the The Guernsey Symphony Orchestra for a remarkable opening night.

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.