adrian-wojtas_about-me

about
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Adrian is a Polish-Irish photographer based in Ireland. He holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from IADT. Influenced by his bilingual and bicultural upbringing, his photographic work often deals with themes of culture, identity, and reframing the everyday.

Colour plays a significant role in Adrian’s work. Inspired by painting and cinema, he makes use of carefully considered colour palettes in order to convey the tone and mood of the scene, and to elicit an emotional response in the viewer. With his expressive style, he takes on a collaborative approach with his subjects to allow moments of humanity to shine through.

His work has been widely exhibited in Ireland and across the continents. Most recently, he was the winner of the 2020 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards in the US, and in the same year was awarded the Perpetual Bronze Medal at the 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition.

Outside of the studio, Adrian can be found brewing copious amounts of filter coffee, practising yoga, or catering to the whims of his needy cat.

Adrian is an accredited photographer with The AOP.

selected clients
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adrian-wojtas_clients-list

exhibitions
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2021
Awakening, Damn Fine Print, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
2020
Halftone Print Fair, The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
139th Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast, United Kingdom (Group)
Together Apart, Nomel Arts, New York, United States (Group)
10th Annual International Photography Competition, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Florida, United States (Group)
100 Views of Contemporary Ireland, The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
, Aperture Gallery, New York, United States (Group)

2019

About Future, Millepiani, Rome, Italy (Group)
Form 2019, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo-si, South Korea (Group)
Interior, Planet Flow Gallery, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2018
One Year Revolv, Safehouse 1, London, United Kingdom (Group)
Sights & Sounds: Ireland Today, Dupont Underground, Washington D.C., United States (Group)
Peripheral Visions, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (Group)
2017
RE:VIEW, The Complex, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
SPARKS International Student Cuts, FASS Art Gallery, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey (Group)
Street Feasts, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland (Group)
Social Inclusion Week, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland (Group)
SURVEYOR, Solstice Arts Centre, Meath, Ireland (Group)
Graduate Exhibition, IADT Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland (Group)
2016
Expressions, Backstage Theatre, Longford, Ireland (Group)
2015
Expressions, Cruthú Arts Festival, Longford, Ireland (Group)
Ode to Crept, Steambox, Dublin, Ireland (Group)

awards + honours
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2020 
Winner - RUA Perpetual Bronze Medal Prize, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, United Kingdom
Honorable Mention, Chromantic, Trieste Photo Days, Italy
3rd Place - Conceptual, 10th Annual International Photography Competition, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, United States
Shortlist - 190th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland
Winner
- 2020 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, United States

2019

Shortlist - 162nd International Photography Exhibition, The Royal Photographic Society, United Kingdom
2018
Winner - Best Experimental Film ('More Than This'), Hyperfest International Student Film Festival, Romania
Official Selection ('More Than This'), River Film Festival, Italy
2017
Student Photographer of the Year, Irish Professional Photographers Association Award, Ireland
Official Selection ('More Than This'), Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival, Canada
Official Selection ('More Than This'), IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland
Official Selection ('More Than This'), Kerry Film Festival, Ireland
Official Selection ('a short film about filing'), Early Bird International Student Film Festival, Bulgaria
Winner - Best Fiction Film ('a short film about filing'), Student Cuts International Student Film Festival, Slovenia
Highly Commended ('More Than This'), Inspirational Arts Photography Award, Ireland
Longlisted Artist ('More Than This'), RDS Visual Arts Awards, Ireland
Official Selection ('a short film about filing'), Berlin Student Film Festival, Germany
2016
Nominee – Short Film of The Year (‘a short film about filing’), National Student Media Awards (SMEDIAS), Ireland
2015
Highly Commended Finalist, Expressions, Longford Art Photography Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Ireland
Finalist - Open Category, Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year Awards, Ireland
Student Photographer of the Year, National Photographic Awards, Irish Professional Photographers Association, Ireland

contact
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get in touch.

clients

Ambassade de France en Irlande
Bel Cibo
Boy Harsher
Boys+Girls
Brother Dege
Christian Cohle
Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters
Cushman & Wakefield
Curtis Walsh
dlr LexIcon
Docklands Dental

Druid Theatre Company
Dublin City Council
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Failsafe Films
Fitzgeralds Family Bakery
Heathers
IADT
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Java Republic
Marie Keating Foundation
Metropolitan Workshop

Packed.House
Paragon Music Group
Patrick Topping
Project Arts Centre
Roe & Co
The Public House
The Reelists
Totally Dublin
Trick Label
University College Dublin
Vodafone

adrian wojtas
photographer + art director

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