Adriana is a practicing visual artist who uses light, installation and photography to investigate the phenomenology of the metaphysical and existential. She has been a practicing and exhibiting artist for over a decade.
Adriana was born in Hull, UK, and grew up around the world wherever her mother found work, including Spain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Adriana returned to Hull independently at the age of 14 to see herself through her final years at school and went onto establish herself in the arts community.
Adriana went onto study for a BA Hons and an MA in arts and has had work selected by British Journal of Photography, Art Journal, District Magazine and more. She now lives and practices in North Yorkshire.
Adriana currently works as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the BA Hons Photography degree at Teesside University. She previously led the photography degree at Leeds Trinity University, and has worked in the photography departments at Coventry University and University of Lincoln. She has been lecturing in photography for ten years alongside her practice and has spoken for various institutions including Redeye, Coventry Biennial, Hull City of Culture, Euroaccademia conference and Leeds Arts University.
An internationally exhibited artist, she has also run successful organisations and delivered events with Redeye and Hull City of Culture 2017. Adriana was an official research fellow with the British Council for Venice Biennale 2019 and has presented research with EuroAccademia at the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli in Venice, Italy.
In 2018 'Eat the Rich' was shortlisted for Portrait of Britain and published in the commemorative book with British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press.
See digital resume for more information about exhibited and published works.
Adriana co-founded Illuminate a photography network in Yorkshire and she organized and hosted several sold out events over two years that provided a platform for emerging and professional practitioners to come together, present and network. In 2018 Adriana successfully established funding for Illuminate that gave Illuminate participants the opportunity to research a project that investigated the legacy of Hull City of Culture. Adriana organised the event where participants projects were presented to an audience of Hull citizens and the arts community, hosted in conjunction with Redeye The Photography Network.
She is also a member of Redeye The Photography Network, Axis Web, a-n and is established within the UK photographic community.