Fio Adamson




Art Qualifications


2004                Croydon College: BTEC Art Foundation course

2009                University of the Arts, London, Central Saint Martins College BA Fine Art





May 2008            Uncommon Ground                           at Islington Arts Factory    
June 2009 Degree Show at Central Saint Martins
June 2010 Dislocation  at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London (solo)
June 2011 Birthmarks at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London (solo)
Jan/Feb 2012 Survive Artists Connect Occupancy at Islington Arts Factory
May/June 2012 100 Artists 100 Meters at Espacio Gallery
July 2012 Move at Sprout Arts, Furzedown, London 
January 2013 Fragments at Espacio Gallery
February 2013 A Fine Line at Lumen Gallery,Kings Cross,London
February 2013 A View from Here at Espacio Gallery
August 2013 Summer Salon at Islington Arts Factory
October 2013 Wandsworth Artists Open House (solo)
February 2014 Faites vos Jeux at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch
April 2014 Material Matters at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch

June to August 2014 

Summer Exhibition

at Putney Arts Theatre

October 2014 Wandsworth Artists Open House
March 2015 FGM at Red Gallery, Shoreditch
June to August 2015

Summer Exhibition

at Putney Arts Theatre

January 2016 Homunculus at Asylum Gallery, Peckham


Artist’s Statement


In the light of the climate emergency, I explore how humans can best recognise the significance of their connections, with each other, with animals, with growing things, and with the planet. Being aware of this planet-wide intimacy I investigate why humans might be angry at the state we are in, want the viewer to recognise their emotions and discover the role of the artist in change.


I enjoy the haptic qualities of stuff, and contrasts between materials. I work with a wide range of these: hard and soft, natural and synthetic, and may also include found objects. Stitching is an important part of my practice.


Is the end of the Anthropocene and imminent extinction too frightening to contemplate? In case it is, I use humour, the quirky and the random, the harmony and shock of combinations and contrasts; a range of forms and materials, and differences in scale, alongside the diversity of made by nature and made by humans.


While showing in galleries is important I also want to facilitate spaces for people to make and show art, alone and together. Making and showing work elsewhere, individually or collaboratively for political action and general audiences is important to me. Art in public spaces, viewed in passing or collaboratively made must be a significant part of enabling change, whether in people’s lives or as part of wider developments in society.