“WOODS” by Akin MOCA artist Walter Segers has been selected to be auctioned off at SNAP 2019, an annual photographic fundraiser for Aids Committee Toronto (ACT) featuring a live curatorial collection and a photo competition collection.
SNAP provides patrons with an opportunity to support ACT’s programs and services, increase their awareness of HIV and AIDS, and add to their art collections. The event provides a great opportunity for both established and emerging artists to showcase their work. SNAP has raised over $2.5 million since its inception in support of the important programs and services at ACT.
You can bid on Walter’s work in the silent auction (Lot # SA46) at the event on March 21, 2019 at the Arcadian Court (8th Floor of the Simpson Tower at 401 Bay Street). There will be live and silent auctions as well as performances, food, music, drinks and dancing!
Tickets still available for the event.
About Walter Segers
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 honors and received OCADU’s prestigious M.C. McCain Post Graduate Photography Residency in 2009. His art practice is located at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) through Akin studio programming. 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 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, 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 and identity.
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