Myriam Thyes (Switzerland)

Flag Metamorphoses by Myriam Thyes

Myriam Thyes

participant in
Cinematheque – Flash & Thunder

Celebrate! – 10 Years JavaMuseum

The swiss / luxembourgish artist studied painting and videoart 1986-1992 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf, Germany. 1990: artist in residence for 6 months at the ‘Cité Internationale des Arts’, Paris.

Since 1993, Thyes participates in exhibitions and festivals. She has realised solo projects in public areas with flag installations in Dusseldorf (1996) and Luxembourg (1997). Since 1999, the artist focuses on videoart, animation and digital imagery. Since 2000, Thyes has as well been realising media art projects on public screens.

2005, the participatory animation project FLAG METAMORPHOSES was funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, and her video ASCENSION won the ‘Depict! Award’ at Encounters Shortfilm Festival in Bristol, UK. Since 2006, FLAG METAMORPHOSES is presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally. FLAG METAMORPHOSES won the MultiMedia Prize 2006 at Avanca Festival, Portugal.

In 2007, the video installation MALTA AS METAPHOR was funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture; the video triptych MULTIPLE MADONNA was shown at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow (UK), in the frame of ‘Timeloop – video art from Germany’.

2008, FLAG METAMORPHOSES was shown at ‘Nothing to declare. Triennial of Contemporary Art Oberschwaben’, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen (DE). In August and September, the artist worked in Glasgow with a grant.

2009, Thyes participated in the exhibition ‘Building Paradise’ at 7+FIG Art Space in Los Angeles (USA) and had solo shows at Kunstverein Rhein-Sieg in Siegburg (near Cologne, Germany) and at relate art gallery in Meilen (near Zurich, Switzerland).