Dries Segers (°1990, BE) is a visual artist, photographer, matter bender, publisher and researcher. Segers' material based practice is centered around photographic materialization with a focus on the non-human and contested matters. He collaborates closely with biotic and abiotics as the sun, wind, plant, tree, fungus, light, rain or fire. This results in plant based and mutable inks, self-build camera's, extreme close-up and camera-less photography.

In his interdisciplinary field of work, he explores the value of human and earthly elements to start collaborative processes. In some works, the use of matter is tangible (rain, air, water, trees) in other cases he uses and activates invisibles (radiation, light waves, pollutions). While adapting these biotic and abiotic matters he visualizes the togetherness with other-than-human bodies, ownership, the terrestrial, control, exploitation and protection of our lands. He works with various photographic media and print-techniques and transforms them into light or heat sensitive objects, textiles, publications, photographic prints, and installations. Besides being a matter bender, Segers develops self-made print techniques, inks and camera systems to interact with (in)visibles, more-than-humans and creates a practice of what matter becomes matter.

EXHIBITIONS (selection)
Solo & Duoshow

KUNST HAUS WIEN / Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna (AT), Hotel Bellevue
A Place In The Woods, Karlsruhe (D), Hotel Bellevue
Ballroom Gallery, Brussels (B), The Bones

DMW gallery, Antwerp (B), No Road to Hotel Bellevue
VITRINE gallery, Basel (CH), Our compagnion, our other, duoshow with Suzanna Zak

CAMERA/Centrul de Interes, Cluij-Napoca (RO), never, nowhere
Hopstreet gallery - window, Brussels (B), When the fire and the rock
CCHA Hasselt (B), a circle, a line, a cross
Pinguin space, Brussels (B), No rain, no stone duoshow w/ Stephanie Roland

Hangar Art Center, Brussels (B), helios
DMW artspace, Antwerp (B), to take leave, duoshow w/ Bram De Jonghe

CC Merksem (B), What is behind that curtain
Galerie Botanique, Brussels (B), Hits of Sunshine
Tique | art space, Antwerp (B), .temp, duoshow w/ Matthias Ysebaert

Tique | art space, Antwerp (B), Seeing a rainbow(...)
Gouvernement, Gent (B), Seeing a rainbow(...)


ISELP, Brussels (B), Critical Matter curated by Marie Papazoglou
B32, Maastricht (NL), Assisting eyes w/ Tanja Engelberts & Mio Fujimaki

Lange Zaal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (B), Ecosystems
Fotomuseum Antwerp (B), Grace Ndiritu, Reimagines The FOMU Collection

De Warande (B), Oude Wijn/Nieuwe Zakken
DMW Gallery (B), Titre:Sans Titre
Willem Twee Kunstruimte, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), Beyond Printed Matter
Antwerp Art Weekend (B), Ballroom Project represented by DMW Gallery
Atelier Augarten/FOTO WIEN, Vienna (AT), Focus Photobook
King Pistolet, Oostende (B)

Échappées Belles, Brussels (B), curator Lise Bruyneel
Biennale de Photographie en Condroz (B)
Art Rotterdam, Booth 20, DMW Gallery + Base Alpha Gallery
019, Ghent (B), 6 Flags
Tarot Editions (78 cards, 78 artists), Ghent, curator Adriënne van der Werf
CCHA, Hasselt (B), Ondersporen, curator Emmanuel d'Autreppe
Prélude, Ghent (B), curator Tatjana Pieters

A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL), Mycelium as Lingua Franca curator Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles (FR), Belgian Night
Centre National de l’Audiovisuel Dudelange (LUX), Portfolio Days
In de Ruimte, Gent (B), The Golden Ass
Fotomuseum, Antwerp (B), Photobook Belge
POPPOSITIONS, Brussels (B), Capital of Woke

The Weekend Room, Gwangju (KOR)
DMW Gallery, Antwerp (B), together with Denitsa Todorova and Caroline Van den Eynde
019, Ghent (B), SUNDAYS, together with Martin Belou, Kåre Leander Frang, Santiago Taccetti,...
De Warande, Turnhout (B), Het Gouden Paviljoen together with Daisuke Yokota, Marco Tirelli, Geert Goiris, Ori Gherst, Edith Dekyndt,...

Brugge Foto (B), together with Michel Mazzoni, Sybren Vanoverberghe, Jeroen De Wandel, ...
Musée Botanique, Brussels (B), Fabulous Failures,curated by Erik Kessels
Fusée de la Motographie by Recyclart (Le Bal, FR), (C/O, Berlin), (PL), ...

Fotomuseum Antwerp (B), BRAAKLAND
Turkish Photography Festival, Fotoğraf Vakfı Foundation, Istanbul (TR)
Antwerp Art Weekend, represented by de Warande & Frans Masereel Centrum

stilll gallery, Antwerp (B) The Gods Must Be Crazy - Part Photography
Unseen Festival Program, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Neue Galerie, Augsburg (D), A Process, Der Greif Magazine
Denkmal 37, Brussels, Dear Image, why are you so jaded?
KMSKA, Koningin Fabioalazaal Antwerp, Duo’s - de Modernen

Affiliated researcher at the Royal Acadamy of Antwerp,
    researchgroup Thinking Tools  (2022-2024)
Master Visual Arts, LUCA School of Arts Brussels (2013)
Bachelor Visual Arts, Photography department, LUCA School of Arts Brussels (2011)
Fine Arts, Listahaskoli Islands; Reykjavik/Iceland (2010)


Hotel Bellevue, Dries Segers, 2021
published by prospress
168 pages, 11 x 18cm, pocket book, 500 copies
design: Chloé D'hauwe & Ine Meganck
ISBN: 9789464337600

FUNGI, Dries Segers, 2019
self-published, 36 pages, 28,2 x 42cm, 200 copies, paperback
design: Chloé D'hauwe & Ine Meganck
text: Hannah De Meyer
ISBN: 9789463883092

Seeing a rainbow (through a window that isn’t there), Dries Segers, 2015
published by De Warande, 20 × 27,5 cm, paperback, 350 copies
design: Ties Goos
ISBN: 978909028957
(sold out)

Residency at Jester, Genk (2023)
House Van Wassenhove, supported by Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (2019)
Fellowship of the Flemish Government (2019)
Isola Comacina, Italy, supported by the Flemish Government (2017)
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee (2016)
Artist in Residence, De Warande, Turnhout (2014)

Nomadic School of Arts, Talk with Filip Van Dingenen at Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (2023)
Soup Session with Sanne Vaassen at Royal Academy Fine Arts Antwerp (2023)
KAOS talks with Evelien Cammaerts & Eva Bazaer in Museum Dr. Guislain (2022)
Artist talk with rubber boots on with Els Roelandt, 019, Ghent (2021)
On Invisibility, University Cluj-Napoca (RO) (2019)Open Academy: Resistance, Centrale For Contemporary Art Brussels (2018)
De Donkere Kamer with Stephan Vanfleteren, Teju Cole and Filip Dujardin (2018)
DIP Lecture, Department Photography LUCA Brussels (2018)
Lecture Shoot, Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam (NL) (2017)
EXTRA FORT presenation with Christian Vium, Recyclart Brussels (2015)
TIFF-talks, Fotomuseum Antwerp (2015)   
  • TV broadcast interview ORF Austria on Hotel Bellevue at FOTO WIEN

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