Adele Watts is a visual artist working primarily with Photography. Her work is often drawn to her family, reflecting on memories of familial past and recurrences of isolation and loss. Using the family archive and reconstructing narrative through new works, in I remember, she explores the affects of trauma from the sudden loss of her mother’s father when her mother was a young child. Searching for clarity and hope of some resolution, the work deals with the pain of only seeing partially and of partial experience.

In 2015/2016 Adele took part in the first ISSP International Masterclass with Aaron Schuman. She has recently been selected for the Lumen Artist Residency that will take place in Atina, Italy in August 2018. Adele received a 1st class degree in Photography from Solent University, Southampton in 2004 and since then has continued to develop her practice whilst exhibiting internationally, most recently at the Estonian Photographic Art Fair in Tallinn, Estonia (2017).

She lives and works in London.

Awards / Residencies

2018 Lumen Artist Residency, Atina, Italy (August)

2018 International School of Photography - Residency, Latvia (July)

2016  Riga Photomonth, Gordon Macdonald: Word and Pictures, Pictures and Words

2015  Encontros Da Imagem International Photography Festival. Selecção Call For Books, shortlisted

2015 - 2016  ISSP International Masterclass with Aaron Schuman. Comprising of three residencies in Latvia and Portugal


2018 Lumen Artist Residency, Atina, Italy. August 2018

2017 Selected artist @ Estonian Photographic Art Fair in Tallinn


Uncertain States Annual 2016, London

ISSP Masterclass Final Exhibition, Latvia


Uncertain States Annual 2015, London

CoAxial - The Cass Central House, London

ISSP Masterclass, Latvia

2011 - 2014

A Year in Development - Labyrinth Photographic, Four Corners Gallery London

Disposable - Ziferblat, London

As I Walked In - Kahaila, London

DISPOSABLE - Four Corners Gallery, London

DISPOSABLE - The Living Room Soho, London

Between - The Living Room Soho, London, May 2012

Red Light - The Living Room Soho, London, December 2011

Selected Publications/Online Features

Tjejland, 2017

Skin & Blister, 2016

Strant Magazine 2016

The Kiosk of Democracy, 2016

Draft Magazine - Issue 001  2005


Disposable - 16 page newsprint publication inserted into Uncertain State Issue 20. October 2014


2001 - 2004  Southampton Solent University. UK