Myriam Louyest is a Belgian visual artist based in Enghien, whose work is oriented around three main axes: the interaction between her work and its surroundings, transparency and memory.
While she most enjoys working with glass, she also works with other media, including water, textiles, paper, marble, gold and found objects, etc. Language and light are also important elements in her creations.
Her sculptures vary between abstract ideas and moulded and carved objects, most often in glass. She installs them with a formal, thematic and intimate resonance with heritage buildings that reveal sometimes hidden facets of the buildings, as was the case in her previous exhibitions at the Bois du Cazier former coal mine (2016), the Castle Chapel in the Parc d’Enghien (as part of the Biennale d’Enghien 2016), the Losseau house, an Art Nouveau gem in Mons (2018), the City of Brussels Archives ‘Quelque chose du temps’ (2019) and lastly the Royal Saloon at Brussels-Central railway station (2021) for a ‘Voyage au bord du monde’.
Her next solo exhibition, ‘La traversée de l’or blanc’, in the plaster-cast workshop of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, forms part of the celebrations of the 130th anniversary of the museums’ opening in the Cinquantenaire Park in 1893.
Myriam Louyest was also the curator of the exhibition ‘Who are you?’ at the Schaerbeek Arts Centre (2019) and is also the founder and co-curator, with Christophe Veys, of ‘Miroirs’ the contemporary art biennial in Enghien (2016 – 2018 – 2020 – 2022 – 2024 in preparation).