Adrian Bondy is an English mathematician passionate about photography since childhood. After his studes at Oxford, he took up a university post in Canada. A stay at the CNRS in Paris in 1982 was decisive for him in terms of photography, thanks to the fledgling Mois de la photo.
Back in Canada, he participated in annual competitions organized by art museums as well as the Ilford International Black and White Competition. He had several exhibitions, including one at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Between 1994 and his retirement from the University of Lyon 1 in 2009, his photographic activity gave way to other priorities. In 2010, he created the non-profit association Mind’s Eye, whose aim is to seek conceptual links between mathematics and photography. In collaboration with Roland Assous, he conceived a series of booklets on different mathematical themes, linking these themes to photographs. The first two, on Numbers and Photography and Sets and Photography, were published by Mind’s Eye in 2018 and 2019.
In 2012 he opened the Mind’s Eye Gallery, dedicated to photography. In addition to running the gallery, he has shown his own images in solo exhibitions at the Niépce Gallery in Tokyo and at Mind’s Eye. More recently, during annual visits to Cuba, especially to the city of Camagüey, his work has focused mainly on the daily life of Cubans. In 2019, at the Larios’ Gallery in Camagüey, he presented the exhibition Cafés de Paris, an expanded version of which was held at Mind’s Eye in 2022.
In 2015, at Gallery Niépce in Tokyo, he presented street photographs of Paris in the exhibition Ordinary People.
More recently, on annual visits to Cuba, in particular to the city of Camagüey, his work has focused mainly on the daily life of Cubans. In 2019, at Larios’ Gallery in Camagüey, he presented the exhibition Cafes de Paris, an extended version of which was held at Mind’s Eye in 2022.
Solo exhibitions at Mind’s Eye / Galerie Adrian Bondy
Group exhibitions at Mind’s Eye / Galerie Adrian Bondy