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.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  &  AWARDS

 

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