I am a French-Guadeloupean visual artist living and working  in Addis Ababa.

My artwork is diverse in subject matter, style and technique. I like to work in series and create cohesive bodies of work. This enables me to explore topics more deeply and from a variety of perspectives.

Some of my visual narratives are undoubtedly influenced by my Afro-Caribbean heritage and historical interest in the Diaspora.  A love for nature, literature and travelling permeates all my work.

In 2014, I received an honourable mention at the Monochrome Awards for self-portrait 'Falling with grace’. ‘Fearless’, a portrait from the same collection, was selected as finalist for the May 2014 Shoot The Face Award.

In 2018, monochrome nude photograph 'Sensuelle' received an honourable mention at both the Neutral Density Photography Awards and the Monochrome Awards 2017.

"Held" and "Beguiled", two portraits of a new series called "Emprise", received an honourable mention at the Monochrome Awards 2019.

More recently, "Still I rise", from the same collection, received an honourable mention at the Neutral Density Photography Awards 2020.


"Thank you for allowing us to host such an amazing collection of work" The Living Room, W1

"Your visions are enchantingly graceful, poignant and purposely philosophical. A beautiful endeavour into the meaning of Art" Jan@ Gisella-B

"AJ Silistrie’s photographs are framed with equivocation and an illusory depth...AJ, consistently presents a body of work which exudes an aura of curiosity and provocation." Gus Franklyn-Bute, Editor-in-Chief of ACU|BIEN

"Dr. Lea Haynes interviews London-based artist AJ Silistrie. Read the interview, featuring Silistrie’s thought-provoking images, exclusively for ARC Magazine"


Finalist @

The Times Travel Photo Competition 2010


Honourable mentions @

Monochrome Awards  2014

Monochrome Awards 2017

Monochrome Awards  2019

Honourable mentions @

Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017 

Neutral Density Photography Awards 2020


March 2018

Artbox Project NYC

July 2019:

URBAN ART FAIR Brixton, London

March 2022:

Alliance Ethio-francaise pour la journee internationale des droits des Femmes