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.
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.
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