Ade Adesina was born in Nigeria in 1980 and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. He studied printmaking at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, graduating in 2012. Ade has held artist residencies at Eton College, Highland Print Studio, Glasgow print Studio and Grays School of Art.  He is a Royal Scottish Academician and member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Arts.


Ade is represented in the Stadtische Galerie Collection, Bietigheim Bissingem. Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh, Robert Gordon University Arts, the Heritage Collection, Aberdeen, the Eton College Collection, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and private collections worldwide.




2018                      National Original Print Exhibition.

                               The Royal Society of Painter- Printmakers Prize.


2018                      Signs of Life. Collaboration Exhibition, Ade Adesina/David Mach.

                               Bo.lee Gallery, London


2018                      Royal Academy of Art, The London Original Print Fair Prize. London.


2018                     Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition. London.


2018                     40/40 Vision, 40 Years of Wasps Artist Studios. Kirkcudbright Galleries.

                               Group Exhibition.


2018                     June Carey & Ade Adesina: a Collaboration in Print. Glasgow Print Studio.        

                              Collaboration Exhibition. Glasgow


2018                     The View After the Questions, Engramme, Quebec, Canada.  Solo


2018                     The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh


2018                     Beyond Reality Collaborative Exhibition, Eton College, Eton

​2018                     Art Dubai 2018, Dubai

2018                     Rene Carcan International Print Exhibition. Belgium

2018                     Winter Flowers, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018                     Society of Scottish Artists/Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibitions                                                             Open Eye Gallery Award.

2018                     London Art Fair, London

2017                     Ages of Wonder, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017                     National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.

​2017                     Artist in Residency, Wasps Artist Studios, Admiral's House, Lower
                              Ollach, Isle of Skye. Scotland.

2017                     Micro MACRO. The Newly Elected Royal Glasgow Institute of The
                               Fine Arts, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow. 

2017                    Allusion Clutha to Tatha. Royal Glasgow Institute or Art, Members
                             Exhibition, Tatha Gallery. Group Exhibition

2017                    Royal Scottish Academy, Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh.

2017                    This Will Ruin Everything - 10 Years of Recoat, The Lighthouse in
                              Glasgow, 2017. Group Exhibition

2017                    Linocut Today, Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie Quedlinburg, Museum for Graphic Arts.                                       Germany.  Group Exhibition.                                                                                                           

2017                     Linocut Today, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg. Garmany. 2017.

                              Group Exhibition

2017                     Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition. London.

​2017                     John Martin Gallery, London. Solo

2017                     Roots and Wings, Tatha Gallery. Fife


2017                      Secrets of the Sand. The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen. Solo


2016                     Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art Open Exhibition.

                              Torrance Memorial Award.


2016                     Society of Scottish Artists, Annual Open Exhibition. The Deloitte Prize.


2016                     Beyond the Light, Eton College. Eton. Solo


2016                     National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London


2016                     Just Before the Light, The Gallery Tweeddale Museum. Peebles. Solo


2016                     Linocut Today 2016, Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim Bissingem, Germany.


2016                      8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2016, Portugal.                   


2016                      Awake, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. Solo


2016                      The Long Walk, Highland Print Studio, Inverness. Residency Exhibition


2016                      Aberdeen Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award.


2016                      There Will Be Light, Edinburgh Science Festival, Summerhall. Solo


2016                       Artist in Residence, Highland Print Studio, Inverness. 2015-2016


2015                      Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Wasps Residency Award.


2015                      National Original Print Exhibition. London.


2015                      National Original Print. Hawthorn Printmaking Supplies Award.


2015                      Tribuna Graphic 2015. Romania.


2015                      The 2ND Global Print 2015. Portugal.


2015                     Royal Academy of Art, Arts Club Trust Award. London.


2015                     Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition. London.


2015                     Nature's Footprint, BP Atrium Gallery, BP Headquarters, Aberdeen


2015                     Glasgow print studio. Solo


2014                     Day Watchers, Peacock Visual Art, Aberdeen. Solo


2014                     The Royal Scottish Academy, Generation 2014


2014                     Rise of the Sun. Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Aberdeen. Solo


2014                     Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition. London


2014                     Woodend Barn Gallery, Banchory. Solo


2014                     Heal the World, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Solo


2013                     The Royal Scottish Academy, Resident 13


2013                     Linocut Today 2013, Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim Bissingem, Germany.


2013                     The Aberdeen Artists Society, Wellhead Electrical Supplies Prize. 


2013                     The Royal Scottish Academy, New Contemporaries


2013                     Hard Ground, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen


2013                     RSA Artist in Residence, Glasgow Print Studio


2013                     The Royal Scottish Academy, New Contemporaries Awards


                               Walter Scott Global Investment Award


                               David & June Gordon Memorial Trust Award


                               Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize


2013                     Belvidere Gallery, Aberdeen solo


2013                     Ink and Ivory, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Gray's School of Art


2013                     Compass Gallery, Cabinet Show, Glasgow


2012                     Artist in Residence, Gray's School of Art.


2012                     Compass Gallery, New Generation, Glasgow                     


2012                     Grampian Hospital Art Trust, group exhibition


2012                     Transition, Aberdeen, group exhibition


2012                     Aberdeen Art Fair, Aberdeen Music Hall


2011                     SUT JP Kenny Award, Gray's School of Art