Laurence Philomene is an emerging non-binary photographer,  director and curator based in Montreal, Canada. Laurence’s work is colourful and candid, and deals with questions of identity as seen through a queer/trans lens. Laurence’s work on gender and identity has been published in the likes of Dazed, I- D, Vice, Broadly, CBC Arts, Courrier International, Teen Vogue, Hunger Magazine, Wonderland, and The Independent, to name a few.  Laurence has participated in over 30 exhibitions worldwide,  including 3 solo exhibits in Toronto, Berlin and Cracow.  The artist is currently working on a 10 year retrospective book, which will be published in collaboration with Editions Lemaitre (Paris) in 2019.

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Inquiries/press/bookings/etc : [email protected]

Represented by Adolescent Content / commercial inquiries: [email protected]

You can buy prints on Society6 (& signed/archived prints via email)

Selected clients : Vice, Broadly, Refinery29, VSCO, Converse, Netflix, Teen Vogue, Air Canada, Vice, Jump From Paper, Courrier International,  Fluide beauty, Stay Home Club, Kayleigh Peddie Lingerie, NEON Magazine, Annex Vintage, CULT Montreal, SNAP Magazine, Elle Girl Korea, Kaltblut Magazine, Laforet Japan, Leméac, Yahoo Style, Frankie Magazine, Iromonomarket, Sofia Zakia Jewerly, TheDebrief, School of Doodle, Getty Images, Sugarbones, Somewhere x Nowhere & more :)

"Gender Dysphoria : Laurence Philomene interviewed" on Bomb Magazine

"This photographer spent 7 years photographing their trans bestie" on Broadly

"These Photos Explore the Multiple Identities We Have Online and Off" - On Broadly, Vice Photo issue 2018

"Adweek’s Creative 100: Meet the Multitalented Masters Behind Today’s Most Innovative Work" 

"Hanging With The Subjects Of Laurence Philomene's Photo Series Non-Binary" on Refinery 29

"Representing non-binary bodies with Laurence Philomene" on I-D

"Pictures worth a thousand genders" on CBC arts

"The Photographer Representing Her Non-Binary Friends as They'd Like to Be Seen" on Broadly

"Exploring identity through the bodies of others" on Dazed Digital

"Photographer Laurence Philomene proves pink is the warmest colour" on I-D

"The Coven: Practical Magick" Dazed summer 2015

Awards 

Flickr 20 under 20 (curator's choice award, 2014)

Adweek Creative 100 (2018)


Selected Books/Publications

  • Retrospective book (working title) - Editions Lemaire - Paris - Edition of 200, upcoming -  2019
  • Work in Missed Connections 2 - Toronto - Curated by Kendra Yee - November 2018
  • work Boys! Boys! Boys! - London - The Little Black Gallery - Edition of 200 - September 2018
  • “Dreamboats" - Self Published - Edition of 30 - May 2016
  • Work in UNLOCKED book - Athens - Curated by Vassilis Zidianakis - 2016
  • Work in PINKD book - London -  Curated by Liv Thurley - August 2014 
  • BOYS - Self Published - Edition of 20 -  Artist book, screen printed covers - May 2014

Selected Video Work


Selected Press & Editorials

(click-through to read //  view more + tearsheets here)

Selected Exhibitions & Auctions

Queeruption Festival (May 2019, Budapest - upcoming)

Chromatic Festival @ Usine C (May 10-17, 2019, Montreal, Canada - upcoming)

Boys Boys Boys @ The Ravestijn Gallery (March 22 - 30, 2019, Amsterdam - upcoming)

New Femininity #3 @ Melkweg EXPO (February 8 - March 10, 2019, Amsterdam - upcoming)

Artsida 9 Auction @ Musée d'art contemporain (February 3, 2019, Montreal, Canada - upcoming)

Possible selves:queer foto vernaculars @ The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) (December 14, 2018 - April 14, 2019 - upcoming

Me vs Others @ The Letter Bet (November 8-27, 2018, Montreal, Canada -  SOLO)

Boys will be Boys @ Junior High (November 9 -23, 2018, Los Angeles)

Boys Boys Boys @ The Hospital Club (September 27 - 30, 2018 - London, UK)

Curated by girls @ Gallery MUTUO (September 13-16, 2018, Barcelona, Spain)

Vogelball festival (August 4, 2018, Hamburg, Germany)

The Vice Magazine 2018 Photo Show @ Parasol Projects (July 24 -30, 2018, New York)

Boys! Boys! Boys! Volume II on Paddle 8 (June 14 - June 25, 2018)

Phi Fest 2018 @ Fabrica del vapore (June 8-10, 2018, Milan, Italy)

no girls / no boys / no nothin' @ Queer May Festival, Nośna Gallery (May 18 - June 15, 2018, Cracow, Poland) SOLO 

Fruit Bowl @ Rose Festival, Mainline Gallery (May 10-13, 2018, Montreal)

Boys! Boys! Boys! on Paddle8 (March 7 - 19, 2018) 

Artsida 8 - exhibition @ Galerie MX / Auction @ Place des Arts, (March 2-11, 2018, Montreal) 

It Is What It Is @ Xpace Cultural Centre (January 12-February 10, 2018, Toronto)

I won't take down the lights by Adolescent @ Junior High Gallery (January 12, 2018, Los Angeles)

Wooly Arts @ Warehouse Meguro Gallery (July 17, 2017, Tokyo)

Curated by girls presents: Non-Binary Portraits by Laurence Philomene @Cogalleries (May 19-31, 2017, Berlin) SOLO

Nobody Likes You When You're 23  @ Wilson (April 22nd, 2017, Cleveland) 

Instagram Jam / Month of Photography Los Angeles @ Space15Twenty (February 2-6th, Los Angeles)

What does our future hold? The Coven x Polyester Zine @ Dye House (January 7, 2017 - London, UK)

Container of Love Exhibition #4 @ Riverkasematten (October 22nd, 2016 - Hamburg, Germany)

Documentarian (September 2016 - Adelaide, Australia)

"Freer in Berlin" by Curated by Girls @ Studio Blender & Co (October 9 & 19, 2016 - Berlin, Germany)

We, Other @ Art Pop ( September 21st-25th, 2016 - Montreal)

Camp is a tender feeling @ Camp Gallery (July 5th - 17th, 2016 - Montreal)

Diaphanous @ Index Art Center (March 19-April 2nd, 2016 - Newark, New Jersey)

We, "Other" @ POPOP Gallery (March 8-18th, 2016 - Montreal)

What a time to be alive @ Sunday x Slow Culture (January 15th, 2016 - Los Angeles)

Bow Town @ Monastiraki (September 16-October 4th, 2015 - Montreal)

Same @ Stream Gallery (August 13-23rd, 2015 - New York)

Soft Matter @ Artwork Atelier Green Gate (May 6-8th, 2015 - Manchester, UK) 

COMFORT/DISCOMFORT @ Silent Barn (April 19, 2015 - New York)

Streit House Space (January 2105-ongoig, Online Gallery Project

Zine! Zine! @ Roos Art (December 6th-23rd, 2014 - New York)

The Coven @ Glass Door Gallery Second Edition (October 17th-18th, 2014 - Montreal)

Skin Part 3 @ Union Club Hotel (October 2nd, 2014 - Melbourne, Australia)

Flickr 20under20 @ Milk Studios (October 1st, 2014 - New York)

Iromonomarket @ Laforet (September 26-October 2nd 2014 - Tokyo, Japan)

I Hate The Blues @ Doomed Gallery (August 7, 2014 - London, UK)

Laurence Philomene @ Kafein (August 1st-31st, 2014 - Montreal)

The Coven presents Girlhood @ La Centrale (August 1st-29th, 2014 - Montreal)

Iromonomarket (July 26, 2014 - Tokyo, Japan)

The Coven presents Girlhood (May 16-18, 2014 - San Francisco)

Twenty Thirteen @ Doomed Gallery (December 12, 2013 - London, UK)

The Coven @ Glass Door Gallery (September 13, 2013 - Montreal)















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