It receives a solid formation in the study of Achille Funi, in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, of Milan (1951-54). It is installed in Paris in 1957, and from then it develops its activity between France and Italy.
In the middle of the sixties, Adami fixes its best known style, of pop influence: stylized images, outlined in black on areas of intense flat colors. Its creative process starts off from photographs and other images of its environment, which it crumbles, combines and presents in schematic forms.
Its success is fast, and in 1968 represents Italy in the Biennial of Venice.
The images created by Adami offer frequently fragments of the modern society, taken objects of context and perspective and that like this seem new. In its first years of pop style, it creates visions of deserted spaces, but it represents characters of the modern culture as Sigmund Freud and James Joyce later.
Its most recent stage, from the eighties, it focuses on the creation of fantastic spaces where it revitalizes the myths of the occidental culture from Ovidio, representing allusions to the beauty, the creativity, the desire and the sex.
In 1985 an anthological one dedicates itself to him in the Center Georges Pompidou de París and in the Communo of Milan. Other exhibitions in Boston, Brussels, Hamburg, Mexico, Jerusalem, Paris (Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville) and Milan (Palazzo Reale), have to be highlighted.
In 1993 is considered Adami the Academy-Foundation in Liechtenstein.
In 2005, an exhibition of drawings is dedicated to him in Madrid. However, its presence in Spanish collections is very limited. His works are mentioned in the IVAM of Valencia, which had dedicated an individual sample to him at the end of the nineties