Eva L'Hoest focuses primarily on the exploration of memory and its strange and minute lingering reality. She tracks the often blurred and non-specific ways in which reminiscence appears. Working on the outer edge of perception where it becomes affect and emotion; starting out with accidents of light like “the operator of a memory who interprets, distorts selects or sometimes saturates and alters the images”*, Eva L’Hoest is an artist whose intuition plays a decisive role. Intuition as a working method, a decisional process in the literal sense given that intuito, i.e. “the regard”, is its etymological Latin root. Her work defines “a single plastic modality which is that of a clouded form, a migratory form, as if the subjects in question had all been taken in a transitory state between construction and deconstruction, reconstruction and erasure”*.


A melancholic geek, curious about everything but effortlessly diverting her gaze from that of the Medusas of technology, Eva L’Hoest strives to master the latter to better use it against itself, as a means of reaching the limits of algorithms, the failures of code, and thus the pathos and the emotional charge of the systems. Pieces toward pieces, she continues her analysis of the morbidity contained at the heart of the virtual when it is stripped of its tawdry rags and its strictly illusionist power. What results from it is a fascinating plunge into a visual material resulting from the combined work of hand and machine. A performer from a new era, the artist is unabashedly attracted to the beauty and to the vertigo of the limits of electronic analysis.


Anne-Françoise Lesuisse


*inedit text from the artist



Forthcoming :

April 12: Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Carreau du Temple, Paris, 2018

May 20: ADGY, Culture Development Co. LtD., Bejing, China

June 10: Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, KHW, Berlin

August 11: Talk and shorts films by Eva L'Hoest, Visit Film Festival, Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium





WHSS, Melange, Koln, Germany, July 2017

Half Way Home, LaSpace, Liege, Belgium, November 2016






Suspended Time- Extended Space, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

ADGY, Culture Development Co. LtD., Bejing, China

Box Three, Melange, Koln, Germany

BlackFluo, BIP2018, La Boverie, Liege, Belgium



LivingRoom, AirAntwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Snake Driver, Albert Baronian Galery, Brussels, Belgium

A Last Song For Titanic Orchestra, 019, Ghent, Belgium

Identity as Trademark, CCHA, Hasselt, Belgium

Now Belgium Now, LLS387, Antwerp, Belgium

Marres Currents #3: Sightseeing, Maastricht, Holland

Trouble Water, Szczecin Museum, Poland



Get Ripe, Espace Frederic de Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium

Ashes, Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium

Chimera, Galerie MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic



Anonymage, National University of Art, Taiwan, China



Nyst Retrospective, Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium



Conscience, National University of Arts, Taiwan, China

Anonymage, La Chataigneraie, Liège, Belgium

Wagner sucht das Glück, KuBa, Saarbrücken-Nancy, Germany





Air Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, 2017

Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015





Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Carreau du Temple, Paris, 2018

Eurovideo - Vidéographies, MHKA / Argos / Casino du Luxembourg, 2018

The movement in still Image, Semiology seminary, University of Liège, Belgium, 2015

Pervasiveness of Time, Opéra, Liège, Belgium, 2013