Monika K. Adler
Photographer / Filmmaker

Monika K. Adler is photographer and avant-garde filmmaker, based in London, known for her challenging and provocative photography and experimental films.

Adler graduated from The European Academy of Photography and the Wojciech Gerson’s National School of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Her works have been shown in hundreds of exhibitions, video art and film festivals internationally. These have included: Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; Lagos Photo Festival 20: Home Museum; Photo London, Somerset House, London; Rankin 2020 #Self – Sky Arts; Saint Germain Photo Festival, Paris; Gislaveds Konsthall, Sweden; The State Museum of Gulag, Moscow; Edinburgh International Festival, BBC 100 Women, London; Museum of New Art, Detroit; London Arts Festival; Films On Art, Portugal; EAI, San Diego; Sobering Gallery, Paris; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain; Galerie La Tour, Paris, and the Second International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland.

Monika K. Adler’s films and image-based works have been the subject of several academic studies and published in many magazines and publications including: The Eye of Photography, GUP Magazine, Art & Commerce + Vogue Italia, Photographer Russia, Soanyway Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Harper Baazar UK, Guardian, The Times, Leica Photography Internationale, Private Photo Review, The Ambivalent Body: On The Short Films Of Monika K. Adler, 2013, The Martyrdom of the Angel’s Body: The Female Artist as Naked Signifier, 2014, 209 Women – Photography Book, 2019, Rankin’s 2020 – photography book, 2020, Review Of Monika K. Adler’s Photographic Work: A Psychological Perspective, 2013.

In November 2018 she was nominated to a Hundred Heroines, The Royal Photographic Society’s Award to honor one hundred photographic heroines.

Monika K. Adler
Photographer / Filmmaker

Monika K. Adler is photographer and avant-garde filmmaker, based in London, known for her challenging and provocative photography and experimental films.

Adler graduated from The European Academy of Photography and the Wojciech Gerson’s National School of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Her works have been shown in hundreds of exhibitions, video art and film festivals internationally. These have included: Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; Lagos Photo Festival 20: Home Museum; Photo London, Somerset House, London; Rankin 2020 #Self – Sky Arts; Saint Germain Photo Festival, Paris; Gislaveds Konsthall, Sweden; The State Museum of Gulag, Moscow; Edinburgh International Festival, BBC 100 Women, London; Museum of New Art, Detroit; London Arts Festival; Films On Art, Portugal; EAI, San Diego; Sobering Gallery, Paris; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain; Galerie La Tour, Paris, and the Second International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland.

Monika K. Adler’s films and image-based works have been the subject of several academic studies and published in many magazines and publications including: The Eye of Photography, GUP Magazine, Art & Commerce + Vogue Italia, Photographer Russia, Soanyway Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Harper Baazar UK, Guardian, The Times, Leica Photography Internationale, Private Photo Review, The Ambivalent Body: On The Short Films Of Monika K. Adler, 2013, The Martyrdom of the Angel’s Body: The Female Artist as Naked Signifier, 2014, 209 Women – Photography Book, 2019, Rankin’s 2020 – photography book, 2020, Review Of Monika K. Adler’s Photographic Work: A Psychological Perspective, 2013.

In November 2018 she was nominated to a Hundred Heroines, The Royal Photographic Society’s Award to honor one hundred photographic heroines.

  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International
    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)
  • Tongues of Fire
    Feb 22 – May 5, 2024
    Kunsthall Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    In response to our home building’s former life as a fire station, and Trondheim’s history as a city shaped by blazes whose traces are still present in its design today, this group exhibition brings together artists who have been deeply touched and transformed through the challenges manifest in the burnt and burning. Hailing from diverse generations and backgrounds, these individuals converge to explore how flames have served as agents of change across time and space. (more…)