Adela is New York–based photographer, visual activist and lighting designer.
In her projects she transforms contemporary social issues into visual concepts with which she hopes to incite debate, questions and raise awareness to contribute to change.

Adela’s artistic journey started in Prague, Czech Republic and continued with residencies and exhibitions through Europe.

Her work was selected in the European competition on cultural diversity, “Alter Ego,” and then shown in 22 countries in Europe as a part of its traveling exhibit. Additionally, her images were chosen for the exhibition “Pixels of Identities” in Buenos Aires, Argentina and for several exhibits around New York City, including ones in the A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
Her project All People Are was traveling through 3 the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark as a part of The Global Village exhibition, and was exhibited in art fairs and festivals in New York and Boston.

Awards and Achievements

5-3/2018    Experimental films part of ALICE chamberopera show at Arete Gallery; NY
2/2018        Short documentary film abouta pianist Tomas Kaco, Seznam TV, CZ
8/2017        Arts Letters and Numbers cinematographyartist in residence; NY
6/2017        NYC Pride March visualdocumentation for Radio Wave, Czech Republic
4/2017        Arts Letters and NumbersResidency program, Artist in Residence, NY
4/2017        The Czech and Slovak Societyof Arts and Science; Lecture on Visual Activism
2016-2017 New York Foundation of ArtResidency; NYFA: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice; NY
8/2016        "All People Are" project exhibited at Figment Art Festival; Boston, MA
5-9/2016    "All People Are" project travelling with “The Global Village”through Netherlands, Germany & Denmark
2/2016        "Walk A Mile In MyShoes" solo exhibition in TheCzech Center Gallery, NY
2/2016       "All People Are" project shown in "Up For Debate" show in BRIC Gallery, NY
1/2016       "ArtificialCommunication" shown in "Generation X: Razzle Dazzle" in A.I.R.Gallery, NY
12/2015      “Snap to Grid” group exhibitionin Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA California
12/2015      “Holiday Salon Show” inLorimoto Gallery, NY
10/2015      "Brooklyn Oyster AutumnShow" group exhibition in Studio 225, NY
9/2015        "Grand Salon Show Fall2015" in Greenpoint Gallery, NY
9/2015        "ArtCards toConnect" group exhibition in Tenri Gallery, NY
7/2015        "Wish you werehere" group exhibition in A.I.R. Gallery, NY
2014             “Childhood Through the Looking-Glass” selected for “Pixels ofIdentities”; Galeria de Arte Laura Haber (Juncal) in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
2012, 2011  Awarded grants from CeskaSporitelna, Inc. and the Rector of the University of Economics in Prague, CZ
2009            Travelling groupexhibition for AlterEgo, 22 countries of Europe
2009            Art residency AlterEgo, Denmark
2009            1st prize in Alterego ArtCompetition (organized by European Union), CZ

Selected Clients and Publications

Selected photographyand film clients

RadioWave, Czech Republic
Figment Festival, New York
Profilesin Perspectives
EUPF;The European Procurement Forum; United Nation
Consulategeneral of Czech Republic
FrenchEmbassy in USA
Permanent Mission by United Nations
BAAD;the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance BAAD
ArtsLetters and Numbers Residency
CzechNational Theater and Opera
Operaat Lincoln Center

Selected publicationsand mentions
Quartz Magazine
Foto Video Magazine
Bohemia National Hall
Figment Festival, book 2016
Czech Center, NY
SeznamTV, Czech Republic

Lighting Design clients, Collaborations and Assisting

Neal Slavin; Lighting consultant on "The Faith project" , NYC;
Robert Meyer; Advanced Technique in Studio Lighting, Portrait, Fashion and Product Photography, Assistant, NYC;
Ocean Parkway, The Web Series; Photographer and lighting assistant; NYC
Simone Pomposi; Fashion and Beauty Retouching (Advanced PS Techniques), Teaching Assistant, NYC;
Fran Kaufman
; Lighting designer on a photo-shoot with Mr. Paul Jacobs, NYC;
Alice O’Malley
; Fashion Portrait, Studio Assistant, NYC;
Flora Hanitijo; Fashion and Continuing light, Assistant, NYC; 
T. von Thelen; Fashion Editorial, Assistant, NYC;
Toby Old; Lighting in a studio, Assistant, NYC;
Lanie McNulty;  Collaborated on "You Are Invited Into Our Extra-Ordinary Lives" project, NYC;
Harvey Stein; Studio and Environmental Portrait, Assistant, NYC;
EJ Camp; Fashion portrait, Studio lighting, Assistant, NYC;
Andrea Blanch; Fashion Editorial, Assistant, NYC;
Michel Nafziger; Studio Fashion Portrait, Assistant, NYC;
Janusz Kawa; Studio Portrait and Fashion, Assistant,  NYC;
Lester Lefkowitz; Digital Photography Workflow, Teaching Assistant, NYC;
Jeanette May
; Digital Editing, NYC;
Tereza Puchnarova; Collaboration on a project, Prague, Czech Republic;

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