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, Vice, Jump From Paper, Courrier International,  Fluide beauty, Stay Home Club, NEON Magazine, Elle Girl Korea, Kaltblut Magazine, Laforet Japan, Leméac, Yahoo Style, Frankie Magazine, Somewhere x Nowhere

"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 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) 

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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