Adam Adach is a French-Polish artist, born in 1962 in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, in Poland. After graduating in veterinary medicine in Warsaw, he emigrates to France in the late 1980s to pursue art studies. He graduates <i>summa cum laude</i> from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1995.

In his paintings, Adach intertwines personal memories and collective historical experiences often related to the 20th century totalitarian regimes in Europe. His main artistic activity is painting, but includes drawing, photography, video and installation.

He also works with children in psychiatric hospitals and in communities for the disabled (L’Arche, France and the UK), where he conducts therapy through art. He lives and works in Paris and Warsaw.


1995 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.
1990 Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France.
1981 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

One Person Exhibitions:

(see « Exhibitions »)

Group Exhibitions:

(see « Exhibitions »)


2007 Prix Marcel Duchamp nominee, Paris.
2000 Prix Ricard nominee, Paris.
1997 Prix Alberic Rocheron, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1997 Prix Trophé de la couleur Lefranc et Bourgeois.
1995 Prix Linossier, ESBA Lyon.
1991 Prix ESTP Paris.


2011 The Royal Danish Akademy of Fine Arts, Copenhague, Danemark.
2010 “Danielle Spera and Adam Adach talk about identity, religion and time signals in his work”, Galerie Nächst St Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien, Austria.
2010 Musée de l’Abbaye Saint-Claude, France.
2010 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland.
2004 ENBA Bordeaux, France.


2010 HEAD (Haute école d’Art) de Genève, Switzerland.
2007 Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castel, Warsaw ,Poland.
2003 Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki ,Warsaw, Poland.


(see « Bibliography »)

Other activities:

2001-2003 Creative art therapy, CATTP, Savigny-sur-Orge, France.
1991 Voluntary assistant, Arche community, London, UK.
1989 Voluntary assistant, Arche community, Trolly Breuil, France.
1987-8 Veterinary doctor, Institut Immunology of Animals PAN, Warsaw, Poland.

Adam Adach, 2003. Gryzmoly dla slimaka (Doodling with Snails. Colouring book for children, therapy through art project), Warsaw, Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki. (2008 edition: BEA ksiazki edukacyjne, Torun, Poland).