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Adam Adach (Warsaw, Poland, 1962) is a Warsaw- and Paris-based artist who muses on personal memory and historical experience through his paintings, drawings, photography, installations, and video. The artist weaves links between individual and collective memory, confronting some of the most traumatic moments of the twentieth century in his work. Adach's paintings in particular are active on a number of levels, reminiscent of hypertexts with indeterminate structures. His work has been shown at the Galerie naechst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (2009); Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2007); Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (2006).

“"I am very sensitive to the fact that photography shows what 'is no longer there'. I use a digital camera like a simple sketchbook, plus many other sources of images, such as family albums, illustrated books, magazines, and historical documents in general, giving general meaning to the term 'historic'. All this to say that I never copy a photograph as an object containing a picture. It is more its documentary and narrative potential that interests me, and I then dialogue with pictorial elements." ” - ADAM ADACH


Selected exhibitions include Place Defilad: A step Forward (plac Defilad: Krok do przodu), Museum of Modern Art, Galeria Studio, Warsaw, Poland (2017), Heritage (Dziedzictwo), Pomada--Warsaw Queer Festival, PKiN, Warsaw, Poland (2017, Full Mixed Blood (Tous, des Sang-mêlés), MAC-VAL Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (2017).


Adam Adach completed studies at Ecole Nationale Supéricure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France in 1995) and Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France in 1990.


Selected awards include Prix Alberic Rocheron, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2007), Prix Trophe de la couleur Lefranc et Bourgeois (1997), and Prix Linossier, ESBA Lyon (1995).

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Aero, 2006
120 x 150 cm