Gillies Adamson Semple 
(Scotland, b. 1996)

Based in London, Adamson Semple works with installation, sound, music, sculpture and photography. He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, The Royal Institute of Art Stockholm and The Slade School of Fine Art. His work is interested in how we can treat sound with the same physicality as any other material, building installations and mechanisms to diagrammatically express our corporeal interaction with vibration and resonance. He is interested in the treatment of sound as a means of environment building and an indicator of site and place. Recent shows include Nighttimestory (LA), Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo) and Cedric Bardawil (London) with whom he is due to release a 12’’ album of music recorded on a research trip conducted through the Boise Travel Award.


2022 - MFA Fine Art Media, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK 
2018 - BA First Class Hons, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
BA Fine Art, Erasmus Exchange, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE
2017 - Foundation Diploma in Art, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK


2023 - Solo exhibition at Cedric Bardawil, London, UK
2023 - Chord/Accord, Des Bains, London, UK
2022 - Cosmos, XxijraHii, London, UK
2022 - Ai Mi Tagai, White Conduit Gallery. London, UK
2022 - I Knock On Your Skin, SET Woolwich, London, UK
2022 - Judd, Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK
2021 - A Resonant Chamber, springseason, London, UK
2020 - Open Diapason, Nightime Story, Los Angeles, USA
2020 - Fieldworks Spring Season
2019 - Operation Flower, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, UK
2019 - Ai Mi Tagai, Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo, JP
2019 - Intimate Terms with the Prairie, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, JP
2019 - Showerthoughts, San Mei Gallery, London, UK
2018 - Papercuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2018 - Jaws, Limbo Limbo, London, UK
2018 - Tablarasa, (Solo Show) The Take Courage Gallery, London, UK
2018 - Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, UK
2017 - Rundgang, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, SE
2017 - Holds May Spin, Limbo Limbo. 2017 (with Harry Smithson and Eliot Z Felde), London, UK
2017 - LIVE FROM FUTURO HOUSE, Futuro House, Somerset, UK

Awards and Residencies:

2022 - Boise Scholarship Award
2022 - Grapevine residency, London
2020 - Provost Portrait Competition
2020 - Grapevine Residency, London
2019 - Youkobo Artist in Residence, Tokyo
2019 - ASP Associate Studio Programme
2018 - The Workweek Prize
2018 - The Hollyport Prize