Having recently completed an MA in painting at Wimbledon College of Art (2009), Dix is currently receiving recogniton as part of the Future Map. Having exhibited widely across the UK over the past 14 years, he most recently exhibited at Haunch of Venison, previous to that selected by Jenni Lomax of Camden Art Centre for this year’s Creekside Open and was also selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize and by Victoria Miro for the Creekside Open in 2007. Dix has previously been nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts (2000) and in the same year was selected by Peter Blake for the Discerning Eye exhibition. He lives and works in London.
Adam Dix’s work concerns itself with the association between communication technology and our desire to communicate, by analysing the response to, and subsequent personification of, the objects of modern communication. Dix investigates the similar traits found in the genres of science fiction and religion, while exploring ideas of ritual and ceremony with respect to how we engage with communication technology. This has led to the production of several works that invite the viewer to engage in a secular celebration. A festival of communication, presided over by a Shamanic custodian that acts as a conduit between audience and subject.
Adam Dix solo exhibitions include Arrival and Departure, Attendi Gallery, London, 2003 and Urban Nature, Royal Overseas League, London, 2004. Group exhibitions include Discerning Eye (Peter Blake), Mall Galleries, London, 2000; New, Woolff Gallery, London, 2003; Not the Royal Academy, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London, 2006; Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, 2007; Black Dog Yellow House, Trolley Gallery, London, 2009; Future Map, Hoxton Square Projects, London, 2009; Keep Me Posted, Curated by Julia Royse, London, 2010; Transmission, Haunch of Venison, London, 2010; Fraternise- The Salon, Beaconsfield Gallery, London, 2011 and Exam, Transition Gallery, London, 2011