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Walter Segers

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Walter Segers emigrated from Belgium in 1993 and currently lives and works in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2008 with honours and received OCADU’s prestigious M.C. McCain Post Graduate Photography Residency in 2009. Segers was an artist-in-resident at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) through Akin studio programming (2018-2019). He has exhibited his photo-based works at Spin, Gallery Thirteen Thirteen, Lonsdale, The John B. Aird Gallery, Propeller, The Window Gallery YYZ, P|M Gallery, MOCA and the Gladstone art hotel in Toronto. In Ontario he exhibited at Open Studio at Cambrian College in Sudbury, FHM in Cambridge, Markham Museum and Lilliput Gallery in London, ON. His work has been shown internationally at Leslie Lohman Annex Gallery in NYC, Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, Peter Deckers in Belgium, Galerie AMU in Prague and Galerie 12 in Zlín in the Czech Republic. Segers’ work is published in ArtWindsor, muse magazine (Canadian Museums Association) as well as the online magazines Wondereur, Frank by The Genteel, and Pixie & Rotter. His photo-based works explore issues surrounding gender, sexuality, immigration, belonging, isolation and identity.


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Favourite movie

Pedro Almodovar - High Heels (Tacones Lejanos)

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

reading, cooking and gardening

What artists do you admire right now?

Moses Salihou, Abraham Oghobase, Luke Austin, Jeff Bierk, thePAsystem

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

witty, charismatic, detail-oriented

Favourite medium

photography

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gallery, welcoming, food

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Upcoming Exhibitions
2020

Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Image...envoyée, image...sent

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
Gay Gardens

2020

Make Love Not War, Vitrine Gallery, Toronto
Akin Studios St Clair West

2020

Twenty-Twenty, Remote Gallery, Toronto
Scotiabank Contact Festival

2019

Nuit Blanche, Toronto
Make Love Not War

2019

MOCA, Toronto
An Index

2019

Pegasus, Toronto
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

2018

Lilliput Gallery, London, ON
the soul of the amethyst

2018

George Brown College, Toronto
50X50

2018

John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
The Views Are Different Here

2017

Markham Museum, Markham, ON
Guys As Dolls

2017

The Window Gallery YYZ, Toronto
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

2016

Fashion History Museum, Cambridge, ON
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

2016

Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Come Together

2015

Heist Op Den Berg, Belgium
Double Vision

2015

John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
Queer Landscapes, Queer Journeys

2015

Open Studio - Cambrian College, Sudbury, ON
Queer Landscapes, Queer Journeys

2014

Propeller, Toronto (Nuit Rose)
The Sex Offensive

2014

P|M Gallery, Toronto
Hit Parade

2013

Show Gallery, Toronto
Bend Over

2013

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
10x10 Queer Portraits

Accolades
2017

Ontario Arts Council
Exhibition Grant

Press
2020

John B. Aird Exhibition Catalogue
Gay Gardens

2018

Exhibition Catalogue
The Views Are Different Here

2017

muse magazine (Canadian Museum Association)
Guys As Dolls

2015

ArtWindsor
Art Meal

2015

Exhibition Catalogue
Queer Landscapes, Queer Journeys

2014

Sketch, OCADU
Artist Profile

2013

10X10 #3
Queer Portraits

2013

Pixie and Rotter UK
Punk and Queer issue

2013

Wondereur Online
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Residencies
2019

MOCA Toronto
one year resident artist via Akin Projects

2009

OCAD University
MC McCain Residency

Education
2008

OCAD University
Bachelor Fine Art - Photography

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