about

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.

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

Adrian is an accredited photographer with The AOP.

clients

ambassade-de-france-en-irlande
boys-and-girls
cadbury
cloud-picker-coffee-roasters
cushman-wakefield
dublin-bus
dublin-city-council
dun-laoghaire-county-council
football-association-ireland
fitzgeralds
iadt
image-now
jameson
java-republic
lyons
marie-keating-foundation
patrick-topping
roe-and-co
rothco
schweppes
the-public-house
totally-dublin
ucd
vodafone

exhibitions

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 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)

publications

2020

Chromantic: A Tribute to Alex Webb, October 24, 2020
Ideenbuch für kreative Fotografie, dpunkt.verlag, July 31, 2020
Quarantine Magazine, Issue #1, May 25, 2020
Open Call Editors' Pick, Life Framer, May 17, 2020
100 Views of Contemporary Ireland Postcard Set, The Library Project, March 12, 2020

2019

Entertainment.ie, The Darkroom with Adrian Wojtas, Interview, December 5, 2019
Tate: The Photography Ideas Book, Ilex Press, October 17, 2019
A5 Portfolio, Issue #28, July 25, 2019
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #95, June 1, 2019
Wired Italia, Feature, February 12, 2019

2018

F-Stop Magazine, Issue #89, June 1, 2018
Colossal, Feature, May 7, 2018
Photo/Foto Magazine, Folio, May 2, 2018
Cuckoo Magazine, Interview, April 20, 2018
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #88, April 1, 2018

awards + honours

2022

Agility Award, The Arts Council, Ireland

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 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