Benjamin Loyauté

Benjamin Loyauté (born in 1979 in Normandy, France) lives and works around the world with a nomadism statement. He is defined as a «story-maker» taking inspiration on literature, cinema, archeology, design, geography & geopolitics. Loyauté is known for his work on Immaterial heritage of communities. He represented the French Pavilion of the 1st London international Design Biennale, Utopia - at the Somerset House in 2016 with his film The Astounding Eyes Of Syria. For the last few years, as a novelist-sculptor, he draws the never-ending artwork - What have you found out so far? - an evolutive epic work combining a multidisciplinary approach focused on poetic traditions, animism and social behaviour. He works in a variety of media from films & sculptures to public interventions and immersive installations. His research & his work is evolving at the boundaries of transdisciplinary systems to explore the importance of the strength of language through the magical & political status of ordinary objects. Loyauté spent many years experimenting with the affordance of things. He was invited to participe in workshops, colloquia, conferences (Geneva University of Art & Design; University of Tsinghua, Beijing; University of Shanghai; Mudam Luxembourg; UCL, Arts & Sciences Dpt, London; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Science Po, Paris; Université Paris IV Sorbonne; Ecole Normale Supérieure de Création Industrielle; Design Miami Basel ...). Through his hailed artworks and installations, he explores new situations and he is leading thinking on our contemporary societies, the influence of heritage. In 2015, his curated exhibition Hypervital was seen as seminal and recognized as a turning point in his practice, inverting the system. From then he has developed his new format of artistic intervention seen in solo shows at the MAMC, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint Etienne, France; MUDAM & Casino Contemporary Art Center Luxembourg; Palazzo Clerici & Del Stelline Italy, Museum of Art & Design Belgium, Power Station of Art Shanghaï, KANAL - Centre Pompidou, etc.

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