AdeY is a multidisciplinary visual artist dancing between photography and performance. AdeY’s works are politically motivated by cultural and social events that are occurring throughout the world, exploring how society defines who we are and how we are perceived.
The artist’s images are driven by a particular focus and attention on people’s right to differences, primarily with regard to differences in physical appearance, gender and sexuality. With a humorous and experimental approach, the images seek to highlight our vulnerability, loneliness and strengths. AdeY uses the body as a medium to capture moments of intimacy, social oppression, isolation, anxiety and depression. In practice, it is in many ways the perception of the body that is being challenged by the artist, based on their own background and experience of the human body.
AdeY publishes their works on Instagram yet the network has continuously removed them from the social platform. Although the artist edits the images to meet Instagram’s requirements, their social media account has been repeatedly shut down due to breaking the so-called “community guidelines”. The artist has criticised Instagram for pandering to marketing, sexism and homophobia and asks, why does Instagram allow content that sexualise women but do not allow images of two men embracing each other? AdeY insists that even though the bodies portrayed in their works are naked, they are not sexually explicit.
AdeY (Sweden/UK, lives Copenhagen) has a multidisciplinary background that includes performance, choreography, modern dance and photography.
The exhibition has been selected in the annual open call for exhibitions at Project Space. The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more established artists.
The Finnish Museum of Photography
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