Adele Watts is a visual artist working primarily with Photography. Her work is often drawn to her family, reflecting on memories of familial past and recurrences of isolation and loss. Using the family archive and reconstructing narrative through new works, in I remember, she explores the affects of trauma from the sudden loss of her mother’s father when her mother was a young child. Searching for clarity and hope of some resolution, the work deals with the pain of only seeing partially and of partial experience.

In 2015/2016 Adele took part in the first ISSP International Masterclass with Aaron Schuman. She has recently been selected for the Lumen Artist Residency that will take place in Atina, Italy in August 2018. Adele received a 1st class degree in Photography from Solent University, Southampton in 2004 and since then has continued to develop her practice whilst exhibiting internationally, most recently at the Estonian Photographic Art Fair in Tallinn, Estonia (2017). She lives and works in London.

Awards / Residencies

2018 - Lumen Artist Residency, Atina, Italy

2018 - International School of Photography - Residency, Latvia

2016 - Riga Photomonth, Gordon Macdonald: Word and Pictures, Pictures and Words

2015 - Encontros Da Imagem International Photography Festival. Selecção Call For Books, shortlisted

2015/2016 - ISSP International Masterclass with Aaron Schuman. Selected participant for the first cycle of The ISSP International Masterclass, a year-long practice based education and networking programme designed for emerging photographers. The Masterclass provided regular mentoring, networking opportunities and international exposure. Alumni 2015/2016.

Group exhibitions

Lumen Artist Residency, Atina, Italy. August 2018

Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Tallinn. September 2017

Uncertain States Annual 2016 - Mile End Art Pavilion, London. November 2016

ISSP Masterclass, Final Exhibition - Kuldiga Art House. Kuldiga, Latvia. March 2016

Uncertain States Annual 2015 - Mile End Art Pavilion, London. November 2015

ISSP Masterclass - Kuldiga Art House. Kuldiga, Latvia. March 2015

A Year in Development - Labyrinth Photographic. Four Corners Gallery, London. 2013 & 2014

Solo exhibitions

DISPOSABLE, Old Street, London. 22nd Aug - 8th September 2014

As I Walked In, Brick Lane, London, 6th March - 3rd April 2014 DISPOSABLE - Four Corners Gallery, London, October 2013

DISPOSABLE - The Living Room Soho, London, 10th April - 29th June 2013 Between - The Living Room Soho, London, May 2012

Red Light - The Living Room Soho, London, December 2011

Published work

Tjejland (Instagram takeover)

Skin & Blister (Feature)

Strant Magazine (Feature)

Brown Owl Press (Instagram takeover)

Fast Forward: Women In Photo. (Instagram takeover) Research led by UCA Farnham in collaboration with PARC/LCC & Tate Modern.