Myriam Thyes Artisttalk 2015
Foto: © Jörg Weule

Myriam Thyes

The visual artist from Switzerland and Luxembourg lives in Dusseldorf and Zurich. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf 1986-1992. Since 1994 she participates internationally in exhibitions and festivals. Myriam Thyes has received several scholarships, awards and grants. Download CV (PDF, 873 KB). Download exhibition views (PDF, 27 MB)

Represented by

imai Foundation, Dusseldorf, DE, Bern, CH

Member of

Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.
Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf
Visarte, Swiss Association of Visual Artists, Zurich Section
Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler

Study & Education


Academy of Fine Arts Dusseldorf, DE, degree: “master-class student”

1986 – 1992

Academy of Fine Arts Dusseldorf, Prof. Nan Hoover

1984 – 1985

Zurich University of the Arts, CH (at that time: School of Design)

Depict! Award, Encounters Shortfilmfestival, Bristol, UK, 2005 (photographer unknown)

Awards (selection)


Best Experimental Short @ Red Dragon Creative Awards, Dallas, US, for First Aid – Test Series 1


Outstanding Achievement Award, Tagore Intl. Film Festival, Bolpur, IN, 2020, + nomination for Sun of the East Award 2021.


FICOCC Five Continents Intl. Festival, VE: ‚Best Video Art‘ Award for Cross and Plane to Space.


Near Nazareth Film Festival, IL: ‚Best Experimental‘ Award for Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Vanishing Lines.


Athens Animfest, GR: ‚Special Mention‘ for Sophie Taeuber-Arps Fluchtlinien.


Avanca Film Festival, PT: ‚MultiMedia Prize‘ for Flag Metamorphoses.


Encounters Shortfilm Festival, Bristol, UK: ‚Depict! Award‘ for Ascension.

Grants / AIR


Visarte Zurich, CH, supports production of  After Tiepolo.

2004 – 2016

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, CH, supports solo exhibitions and exhibition participations.

Galerie Commercio, Zürich, 2005
Foto: © Jörg Weule