Johanna Adojaan bio

I grew up in Tartu, Estonia where I studied humanities at one of country's top high schools, Hugo Treffner Gymnasium. That is also where I presented my first exhibition/research project. It was about men with beards and got awarded as ‘outstanding’.

My love for arts started with the first lessons of art history. For long years, I kept a blog about my travels and friends, always including photos with words. I also worked for the school newspaper as a journalist and photographer. Over time I developed love for storytelling.

After school I moved to Antwerp, Belgium to study photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. In 2019 I graduated my bachelor's degree cum laude. In the second part of 2019 I spent on an exchange program in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China as part of my Master's studies.

I have taken part in two group shows in Antwerp - In Limbo (with project Under One Roof in 2018) and End Season (with project Homo Animalis in 2019). My other accomplishments include being selected for the International Talent Program of BredaPhoto 2018 festival in Breda, Netherlands with the project Did You Hear the News?.

Before photography I was an enthusiastic writer and an inventor. I think in my photographic practice now, all this - science and art - comes together. I also love to work with photo-illustration.

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(EST) +372 590 188 35 
(BE) +32 465 409 845


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