"Hic et Nunc"

20. June - 26. June 2018

Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt

via delle Terme di Traiano 13-00184 Rome.

curated by Monica Ferrarini & Arte Borgo Gallery.

Italian tv channel arte24 was at the opening:


My painting is ca 10.33 minutes into the video, in the background of the interview with director of the office of cultural relations and education of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Rome, Hajar Seifelnasr (accompanied with a little egyptian/arabic background music).


Working, Thinking, Seeing

June 15th - June 30th 2018

Gallery Rossocinabro

Via Raffaele Cadorna, 28

Roma - Italia

"It is an exhibition of international artists and mostly of gallery, entitled "Working, Thinking, Seeing" everything is hung without an apparent organizational principle. There is not even an official closing date..."


Chelsea Art

The G. Art Agency of New York, Llc. presents 'Chelsea Art' from 10 to 15 May 2018 at the Chelsea Market in New York.


Visual Blog


Co-Existence 3

21st - 28th April, 2018

Gallery rossocinabro

Via Raffaele Cadorna, 28

Roma - Italia

Now in its 3rd edition, the exhibition in question will be a real concert, which will involve artists of various nationalities aimed at living and capturing the glances on their own nomadist thinking, on coexistences and slips; all implemented with different techniques, and that in the spirit of these find the reason for unity. It is evident that the coexistence of various artistic languages ​​that are correlated, interpenetrate and integrate, becomes an important parameter in the comprehension and evaluation of artistic expressions of different cultural realities as a tool able to provide a unitary reading key. Attention to different languages, knowledge and exchange with others find concrete ways and privileged channels of realization precisely in artistic and expressive languages. Towards this conciliatory direction, therefore, we must read the metamorphic capacity of art, ever more tended to fathom in the dynamics and alternating coexistence of oppositional systems the respect and recognition of alterity that struggles and requires a more mature reflection. To aspire to start and to promote, step by step, the search for a common reason, can in fact give an account of new possibilities for comparison and cultural growth.


Artists: Shlomit Anderman, Yasmina Barbet, Massimo Barcaroli, Henrik Brøndsted, Alan Cariddi, Celina, Leonardo Cersosimo, Seth Chwast, Lubka Cibulová, Jari Di Giampietro, Josiane Dias, Jürgen Eckey, Santi García Cánovas, Orna Geva, Katharina Goldyn, Federico Grazzini , Francesca Guetta, Christina Haupts, He Ping, Osamu Jinguji, Masha Kha, Aleksandra Kosoń, Lana Leuchuk, LiV, Luciano Loi, Sebastián López Durán, Stjepko Mamic, Vincenzo Messina, Friedhard Meyer, Elvio Miressi, Emanuela Montorro, Mirja Birgitta Nuutinen, Anja Stella Ólafsdóttir, Barbara Pazzaglia, Prussi, Michelle Purves, Daniela Rebecchi, Guiki Rivera, Meir Salomon, Selda, Dolors Simó, Christina Steinwendtner, Merideth Tancio, Laara William Sen, Lady Yupiigold, Emanuela Zavattaro


curated by Cristina Madini

opening on Saturday 21st April from 5.00pm to 7.00pm

open from Mon to Fri 11am - 7pm

telephone: 06 60658125

The Artbox Projects NY 1.0

Armory Artweeks New York 

corner of 11th Avenue/ 25th Street

5.- 17. March 2018.

Mantova - International Biennial of Contemporary Art


4.- 10. November 2017


  Amas Veritas



Premio Internazionale Andrea Mantegna

  Teatro Sociale di Mantova

November 4th 2017


14. october - 31. october 2017


This October the permanent collection returns to the RossoCinabro Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 40 works from all world.

The exhibition includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions, which will be displayed at the RossoCinabro for the first time. Cristina Madini and Joe Hansen Curators, selected the works and conceived the presentation.

The exhibition does away with hierarchical distinctions and the idea of the curator’s voice as absolute authority, instead presenting works that engender ever-evolving associations and interpretations. The works are loosely thematically organized to mimic an analog version of the Web, using an associative approach derived from the way we navigate today’s “hyperlinked” world. Visitors are encouraged to find their own path through a network of possibilities that highlight explicit connections as well as subtle, unexpected resonances among the artworks on view.

Each artwork tells many stories, and each is made even more interesting through relationships to other works and ideas. As those works continues to develop meanings and spawn questions through contact with other artworks, it remains vital in a changing world.

Artists: Renate Anding, Dina Babay, Annamaria Biagini, Helga Borbás, Elda Calabrese, Daniele Calvani, Alan Cariddi, Laura Casini, Celina, Cicily, Dino Coffani, EDMX Montanari, Giovanna Fabretti, Francesca Guetta, Jaanz Lynn, Osamu Jinguji, Hiroshi Kawazumi, Agnieszka Konopka, Mirella La Rosa, Lady Yupiigold, Sybille Lampe, Lisa J Levasseur, LEX, Giacoma Lo Coco, Vincenzo Messina, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Mirja Birgitta Nuutinen, Anja Stella Ólafsdóttir, Vilma Panula, Daniela Rebecchi, Elke Reis, Rizza Boo, Christina Steinwendtner, Inga Svanberg, Linda Syvertsen, Gitana Vaicyte, Martina Volandri, Anouk Wolse, Yalim Yildirim, Derya Yilmaz, Ziba Moasser


Via Raffaele Cadorna 28

00187 Roma

Da lunedì a venerdì 11-19

Opening sabato 14 ottobre ore 18-20

Info 06 60658125




21 - 28 agosto 2017



Artisti: Marie Åkerlund, Eduard Almashe, Helga Borbás, Alan Cariddi, Chiara Casarini, Giovanna Fabretti, Frans Frengen, Jaanz Lynn, Osamu Jinguji, Angelika Kahl, Hiroshi Kawazumi, Lady Yupiigold, Lisa J Levasseur, Lokke, Stjepko Mamic, Vincenzo Messina, Elvio Miressi, Misamore, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Mirja Birgitta Nuutinen, Anja Stella Ólafsdóttir, Eva Paar, Anne Pelkonen, Dr Martín Raskovsky, Cristina Razzano, Daniela Rebecchi, Elke Reis, Peter Schudde, Christina Steinwendtner, Derya Yilmaz, Kees Woestenenk, Anouk Wolse  a cura di Joe Hansen


Contemporary Collected 

3 July - 28 july 2017

Contemporary Collected is an exhibition that aims to give an idea of ​​how European artists resemble today. In two different locations in Rome and Tokyo, we show a variety of selected works representing different disciplines. Visitors can expect a series of paintings, fine art photography, sculptures, in different styles and media. The exhibition is curated by Joe Hansen and Cristina Madini for RossoCinabro.

Artists: Davorka Azinović, Ann Pia Azizuddin, Maia Cristina Caetano, Alan Cariddi, Chiara Casarini, Basil unwinds, Giovanna Fabretti, James Mark Ford, Frans Frengen, Johannes Genemans, Francesca Guetta, Astrid Jacobs, Jaanz Lynn, Anne Lise Kaaby, Angelika Kahl Hiroshi Kawazumi, Gian Paolo Lazzarini, Lisa J Levasseur, Lokke, Stjepko Mamic, Vincenzo Messina, Elvio Miressi, Misamore, Massimo Musicians, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Frédérique Nolet de Brauwere, Anja Stella Ólafsdóttir, Eva Paar, Anne Pelkonen, Dr Martín Raskovsky, Cristina Razzano, Daniela Rebecchi, Delia Rivetti, Sami Gjuka, Peter Schudde, Christina Steinwendtner, Paavo Stenius, Cornelia Skulls Kypridis, Valentina Tudor Pascu, Kees Woestenenk, Anouk Wolse



Telefono: 06 60658125

FAX: 06 60658125

Email: rossocinabro@gmail.com

Sito Web: http://www.rossocinabro.com

The Artboxproject BASEL 1.0.

14. June - 18. June 2017.

Basel Art Week, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, France.

Accademia Italia in Arte nel Mondo

Associazione Culturale

Catalogo Internazionale d'arte

Nel 410 Anniversario

omaggio a

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

1606 - 2016

Testi critici a cura di:

Magg. Dr. Michele Miulli

Direttore Artistico Roberto Chiavarini

Tribute to Rembrandt van Rijn

on his 410 birthday

published by Associazione Culturale:




Exhibition & event in Miami beach, U.S.A.

30. nov - 4. dec 2016


Identità composite

RossoCinabro Via Raffaele Cadorna 28 - 00187 Roma

15/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

11:00 - 19:00


Description in english from this site in Rome:


Artists: Aupié, Annamaria Biagini, Marco Cavalieri, Svity Chemerys, Beatrice Cofield, Alistair Cooke, Basil unwinds, Giovanna Fabretti, Francesca Federico Andreina Guerrieri, Astrid Jacobs, Angelika Kahl, Sophokles Koutris, Lokke, Stjepko Mamic, Katariina Mansikkaniemi, Stefano Mariotti, Martina Minardi, Joy Mo¬¬ore, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Anja Ólafsdóttir Stella, Rosa Maria Protopapa, Rebecchi Daniela, Eva Rossi- Kivimaki, Paul Remondini, Alfio Sacco, Ursa Schoepper, Sheila, Rosana Soriano, Georgeta Stefanescu, Christina Steinwendtner, Elina Tammiranta Summa, Ana Taveras, Lyndel Thomas, Vincenzo Vavuso.


Telefono: 06 60658125

FAX: 06 60658125

Email: rossocinabro@gmail.com

Sito Web: http://www.rossocinabro.com

On the occasion of the XII Contemporary AMACI day in Italy,  October 15th 2016

(Associazione Musei d'Arte Contemporanea Italiani)

Group exhibition, curated by Cristina Madini, centered on the idea of ​​identity and the various reports that it assumes with the world and reality. One of the artists on display is a composite and multifaceted expressiveness of code whose prerogatives are estimated in the reciprocal relationship of individual and consolidated observation skills that are reflected in the analysis and discernment oriented towards specific artistic and cultural purposes.

Prompt and certain personalities leading these authors to promote and manifest with similar familiarity, their potential of painters, sculptors, photographers and manufacturers of environmental interventions and installations, as they carry on the ideals of art ingenious versatility of the first half of the twentieth century .

In each of their deal with the matter and space that confine and contain, these artists use an ingrained talent experimenters and at the same time an ambition far from epidermal to loosen the constraints and rules dictated by a specific technical or stylistic address.

So it's curious about the careful person, the alternation, far from tiring to read, autonomous realizations relative to each other, which present themselves in their spare reveal identity is not stifled by what, at first glance, might manifest as vague eclecticism. An imaginative way in which the daring art narration is identified with the mysterious adventure of human life.

European Art Museum

permanent collection

Frederiksværk, Denmark.

2.september 2016



August 2016


Via Raffaele Cadorna 28

00187 Roma

Da lunedì a venerdì 11-19

Opening sabato 14 ottobre ore 18-20

Info 06 60658125

A snapshot from gallery RossoCinabro in the beginning of our fruitful collaboration in August 2016


Kurgan Regional Art Museum

Kurgan, Russia.

3. june - 24. june 2016

About the exhibition & the project:

Calculation is based on intersecting artistic contacts between the Nordic countries and Russia in the field of contemporary art and is devoted to iterative interactions of artistic representational process of the two countries, aimed at further development of cooperation and intercultural research.


Fairy Tales

Godsbanen Aarhus Culture Center

Aarhus, Denmark.

2. april - 30. april 2016

This exhibition of my fairy tales in a "non place" with Marc Augé´s definition of the term in the very heart of Aarhus public city´s space, is a culmination of a vision I have had for some time.

Originally I was driven by a wish to create value for my city Aarhus.

I´m filled with gratitude for all this city has given me, so naturally I wanted to give something back - in the way I best can.

The plan was to place my fairy tale paintings in the public space in Aarhus - for the people of the city - by specifically placing them in a cool passage where lots of people pass through every day, characterized by speed and stress.

I wanted to transform this kind of cool and stressful public passage into a "place" with Norbert Schulze definition of the term, enabling people to "dwell" and experience a breathing space of a lighter and brighter atmosphere.

I also wanted to offer the essence of the danish values and ideals, inspired by the fact that Aarhus will represent the face of Denmark in 2017 as European cultural capital.

The vision therefore also included a wish to communicate the traditional danish cozy atmosphere, with the painting - the worlds oldest media - just as Denmark is the worlds oldest kingdom, and also to honor the danish cultural heritage of H.C. Andersen.

It has taken some time to realize this intention of mine  :)

The exhibition opened on H.C. Andersens birthday 2. april 2016 & the paintings hang for a whole month in a cool passage in Aarhus' public space with lots of traffic of people passing through.

I love it -  I now feel this intention is finally accomplished.

You can read about the exhibition on Godsbanen homepage:


Artista al Castello

Premio Internazionale

Nerola, Roma, Italy.

december 11'th 2015

curated by

Salvatore and Francesco Saverio Russo

This was a very special evening for me. I feel very honored and proud to receive this award for "the stylistic value of my art" - inside this amazing castle in Nerola, very high up on a hill in the Italian country side, outside of Rome.

This is a very big step for me as an artist, being rewarded for painting in my own personal way and expressing my inner world truthfully as I feel it should be done - as me.

It can be a hard and thorny journey, to hold on to your optimism and integrity when you also have to make a living in this world, and therefore need to play by others rules.

This evening was worth all the struggles. It really meant the world to me to recieve this award.

I felt like a princess going to the bal in the castle.

I have never been invited into a real castle before & me and my two daughters felt like we were real life Cinderella's. It was truly a magical evening. 

Above is the prize, I got at the Castello Orsini. My last name was Stella that night :) It was a little mixed up, as my last name is Ólafsdóttir, and Stella is my middle name. On the poster and in the catalogue my full name is listed correctly.

To me, it was a good omen to been given a last name that means Star that evening :)

It was overall a really well organized event by the curators Salvatore and Francesco Saverio Russo.

Below is the certificate I received, the catalogue of the event with my painting Circle of Life, and the poster for the event. Farther down are some photos we took for fun in the castle.

Artists at the Jubilee

Michelangelo International Prize

Vatican City State, Rome, Italy.

December 10'th 2015

I feel so honored and blessed to have been able to come to Rome, and to have been selected to accept this amazing miniature Michelangelo Moses award, in the beautiful Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, at the St. Peter's Square in the Vatican city state.

It was such a beautiful evening.  A very professional and grande ceremony arranged by


Salvatore and Francesco Saverio Russo


The Jubilee of Mercy is an Extraordinary Holy Year that opened on December 8, 2015 and ends on November 20, 2016.

Pope Francis launched his yearlong push for a global Catholic church of mercy and forgiveness, starting the Jubilee year by calling for a church that always puts mercy before judgment. The celebration is expected to attract around 10 million pilgrims over the course of the year.

I was so lucky to have two amazingly supportive traveling companions with me to Rome. My two daughters, Isabella and Sylvia Stella, who contribute to the photo documentation of the beautiful settings, inside and outside of the event's location at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi.

Below is the poster and the catalogue for the Michelangelo International prize in Cardinal Cesi Palace december 10'th, 2015.

Below is the front cover of the november/december 2015 publication of Italian Art magazine Effetto Arte. Directed by Paolo Levi.


the page dedicated to me from the Jubelee inside Effetto Arte.

little treasures

28. november- 10 december 2015

Galleria De Marchi

Bologna, Italy

I´m so very honored and proud to have been hand picked by the amazingly sweet and hard working curator and editor of the exhibition mrs. Paola Trevisan.

She did an amazing job, with the catalogue, the opening night, the morning after brunch and the very personal approach to us artists.

Above is a documentation of the exhibition catalogue.

Below a photo of me and the curator in front of my artwork:

"In the Blood of Eden"

Below in the bottom, are some photos from the opening night.


Rotterdam 14. & 15. november 2015

After a 14 hour trip in several trains from Aarhus to Rotterdam, with Deutsche Bahn      & my paintings, I was totally overjoyed when I finally arrived at Ahoy!

Here are some pictures of my stand nr. 58

     at the EuropArtfair 2015 in Rotterdam

The UNICEF project for the children of Nepal

in collaboration with italian artmagazine Effetto Arte september/october 2015


This project is very heartfelt to me. I always feel very happy when I am able to do something that makes a difference for other people. Effetto Arte published one of my artworks as a thank you for my contribution. When we give - we often get much more than anticipated in return. I got this wonderful review of my painting FULL MOON 2015 from the art critics at the art magazine &

a wonderful collaboration with really great people.

ArtMind Gallery July - September 2015

Frederiksgade 12, 1. Sal, 8000 Aarhus C.

for 6 weeks I worked in a small atelier inside the ArtMind Gallery. Here I welcomed the visitors, created paintings, and exhibited my artworks in Aarhus city center.

International Contemporary Artists Volume X

curator: Eve Lemonidou, ICA publishing, N.Y/Athens 23. june, 2015.


I was so happy when I found out, my paintings would be published in this book!

Art against Cancer for children

Odense City Hall, Denmark

6.-12. februar 2015

I donated one of my paintings NEW MOON 2013 for this wonderful cause.

My beloved father died very suddenly of cancer at the young age of 54 years old.

Also the daughter of one of my dearest friends has fought cancer very bravely. It was my absolute pleasure to contribute to this auction for children with cancer.


My artwork was published and discussed in the local newspaper

Nature Fairy Tales - Solo exhibition

Galleri 8240, Risskov, Aarhus, Denmark.

8.january-18.january 2015


Above is the printed invitation to the exhibition. I got to know the neighborhood in Risskov very well, when I distributed those, at the beginning of the new year.

Below are newspaper clips about the exhibition, from the local newspapers in Denmark.

Exhibition catalogue:

In 2014 i finished a five year study, at Aarhus University in Art History. 

The picture below far left, is the front cover of my master thesis: "Apple in a post-secular view"

The second two, contain the summary of the thesis.

I´m so proud of this work.

This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done. Not because of the studies, but because being an artist and thinking different, was not very welcomed inside the University. I never really understood all the unspoken rules of how to do it right.

I almost didn't finish, because it was so frustrating to be the pink elephant in the room - but I did :)  and I met such amazing people in the process.

Anja Apple 1
Anja Apple 2
Anja Apple 3

Interview in Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid 20. june 2013

Galleri Tugt,

Reykjavik, Iceland

december 2006

"Shadows & Light"

This is a piece from my mirror phase as an Art Student in Reykjavik Iceland.

I build this art work for the final school group exhibition in 2006.

It's a twofold sculpture placed into a dark room. A calenderscope and a heavy wooden box.

The artwork consists of several long thin mirrors put together and made into calendarscopes. The calendarscopes, were then placed inside a thick plastic tube, and paired with acrylic glass, filled with small pieces of coloured glass.

It was an interactive art work, where the guests could turn the wheel and set it into motion, manipulating the triangle reflections of light and putting them into movement.

The shadows got cast into the solid masculine sqare treebox. The triangleformed shadows symbolizing the female reproductive organs and the heavy, solid 100 cm x 100 cm square, built of wood, with traditional man tools, placed on a heavy plinth, symbolizing a masculine dominant force.


Anja Stella & Sirry Hjaltested

paintings & ceramics

Hverfisgata, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Culture Night

19. august 2006

press about the exhibition in Visir, 22. august 2006


Triennale dell´ARTE contemporanea.  Verona, Italy. 

9. June - 12. June 2016