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JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa, born in 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar

lives and works between Paris and Antananarivo.


He took his first steps as an artist in the mid-90s, when he was barely 18 years old. From the outset his work took form through  performances that would earn him the cover of Revue Noire Madagascar in 1998.

He explores many disciplines, from fashion to design, video to photography, scenography to architecture, installations to visual arts. This is likely where he draws his polyphonic work from, invading every part of his viewers’ sensitive space. As a part of this first pioneering wave of contemporary Malagasy artists he also actively participates in the cultural and artistic development of his country (Fashion festival Manja in 1998, the Sanga dance festival in 2003, Photoana festival in 2005, personal project 30 and Presque-Songes in 2007 and 2011, Parlez-moi in 2016 ...).

 

He first trained at an art school in Madagascar first and then rubbed shoulders with craftsmen, which put him in touch with many renowned international designers. 
His training took a decisive turn at the age of 20 in France when he began studying at the École spéciale d’architecture, in Paris. In 2005, he graduated as an architect, presenting a fully graphic and textile project, far from the classic architectural approach that his research director Odile Decq had recommended. Throughout his career, his work has been shown on five continents, including many prestigious international cultural institutions such as the Maxxi in Roma, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Smithsonian in Washington, the Centre Pompidou in Paris among many others. 
In 2016, he received the Arco Madrid Audemars Piguet Prize. 

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa is represented by galleries 
Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Primo Marella (Milan) and RX (Paris)

SOLO SHOWS (selection)

 

2020

Serenade is not dead / Dallas Contemporary / Dallas / USA

I have forgotten the night / Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire / France

 

2019

I have forgotten the night / Madagascar Pavilion / solo show / 58th Biennale di Venezia / Venice / Italy 

Almost home / Galerie RX / Paris / France

Tomorrow tomorrow those are flowers. So how about tomorrow ? / Sabrina Amrani / Madrid / Spain

Blue take me to the end of all loves / Primo Marella gallery / Milan / Italy

Cartography of desires, the space between us / Encounters Art Basel / Hong Kong

Le printemps / Muse / Monaco

 

2018

No habiamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor. Centro de Arte Alcobendas - Madrid - Spain
Le Pli. Fundaçao Leal Rios - Lisbon - Portugal

The geometry of the angle ... / Primae Noctis / Lugano / Switzerland Iarivo traduit de la nuit / Galerie Rx / Paris / France
Le vent souffle sur votre cœur. Château D’Assier - Assier - France

 

2017

Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections / Fondation Zinsou / Cotonou / Benin

Les saisons de mon coeur / Sabrina Amrani / Madrid / Spain

Ausência / Uma Lulik / Lisbon / Portugal

Chanson de ma terre lointaine / Primo Marella / Milan / Italy

Sentimental Products / Musée Les Abattoirs / Toulouse / France

Le La Tour du Monde / Galeries Lafayette / Paris / France

Va et vient / Canal du Midi / France

A l’horizon de mes jours troubles / Galeries Lafayette / Toulouse / France

 

2016

Last year in Antananarivo / Tyburn Gallery / London / England

The labyrinth of passions / Mykolas Zilinskas Art Museum / Kaunas / Lithuania

La maison sentimentale / solo show / Biennale de Dakar 2016 / Dakar / Sénégal

Accrochage / Rx / Ivry sur Seine / France

 

2015

De profundis. Sabrina Amrani Gallery - Madrid - Spain
Parlez-moi. Institut Français - Antananarivo - Madagascar

 

2014

Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa. Le Meurice & Hôtel D’Evreux - Paris - France

Perfection the grave of our own existence / Mikael Andersen / Berlin / Germany

 

2013

Sentimental. Maison Revue Noire - Paris - France

 

2012

Waiting for the seventh day that will bring us together / Jack Bell Gallery / Londres / England

 

2011

En l’attente de l’aube qui nous surprendra aux rives du sommeil / Nomad / Brussels / Belgium

Le temps d’une rencontre ou pour toujours / Béatrice Binoche / Saint Denis / Reunion island

Hôtel des Rêves / Hôtel du Louvre / Antananarivo / Madagascar

 

2010

A perfect kind of love / Goodman Gallery / Johannesburg / South Africa Smatesh

Remix / Comme Il Faut / Tel Aviv / Israel

 

2009

I don’t know how to begin, I don’t know how it will end / Aksent / Gent / Belgium

 

2008

- Une histoire / CCAC / Antananarivo / Madagascar

 

2007

Black out / :mentalklinik project space / Istanbul / Turkey

 

2004

Bar / CCAC / Antananarivo / Madagascar

Bir Gece ( One night ) / Maçka Gallery - :mentalklinik - Infist / Istanbul / Turkey

 

 

GROUP SHOWS (selection)

 

2020

Biennale Sydney 2020 / Sydney / Australia 

 

2019

Racing the galaxy / Astana / Kazakhstan

Incarnations / Bozar / Brussels / Belgium

Kubatana / Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium / Norway

Africa! / Grieder contemporary / Zurich / Switzerland 

Focus / Galerie RX / Paris

 

2018

African Metropolis / An imaginary city / Maxxi / Roma / Italy

Hello World / Hamburger Bahnof Museum / Berlin / Germany

Ravelled threads / Sean Kelly Gallery / New York / Usa

Ici la limite du royaume est la mer / Ifm / Antananarivo / Madagascar

Dhaka Art Summit / Dhaka / Bangladesh

A Beast, A God, A Line / Para Site, Hong Kong / TS1 Yangon, Myanmar / Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland

Tissage tressage quand la sculpture défile / Fondation Datris / L’Isle sur la Sorgue / France

 

2017

All things been equal / Inaugural show / Zeitz Mocaa / Cape town / South Africa

BienalSur / Buenos Aires, Argentine / Porto Alegre, Brazil

The black sphinx / Primo Marella / Milan / Italie

Autour du nouveau réalisme / Les Abattoirs / Toulouse / France

The white hunter / Frigoriferi Milanesi / Milan / Italy

Afriques Capitales / La Villette / Paris / France

Vers le Cap de Bonne Espérance / Gare Saint Sauveur / Lille / France

 

2016

Essentiel paysage / Macaal / Marrakech / Morocco

White surfaces / Primae Noctis Gallery / Lugano / Switzerland

Between structure and matter other minimal futures / Aicon Gallery / New York / USA

Not really really / Frederic de Goldschmidt collection / Brussels / Belgium

Comme sur du papier / Frac Réunion / Reunion Island

 

2015

Rencontres photographiques / Bamako / Mali

Broken english / Tyburn Gallery / London / England

Africa Africans / Museu Afro Brasil / Sao Paulo / Brasil

Divine Comedy / Smithsonian / Washington / USA

You Love Me, You Love Me Not / Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett / Porto / Portugal

Something else / Off Biennale / Cairo / Egypt

 

2014

Political Patterns / Seoul Museum of Art / Séoul / Korea

Divine Comedy/ SCADMOA / Savannah / USA

Textile languages / Thalie Art Project / Brussels / Belgium

Divine Comedy / MMK / Frankfurt / Germany

Biennale de Dakar 2014 / Senegal

Warm heart of Africa / Primae Noctis Gallery / Lugano / Switzrtland

 

2013

Periféeriques / Jacmel / Haiti

Nouvelles vagues / Palais de Tokyo/ Galerie de Roussan / Paris / France

L’échappée belle / Grand Palais / Paris / France

 

2012

The progress of love / Menil Collection / Houston / USA

Sericum Graphein / Glassbox / Paris / France

21X29,7 / Galerie de Roussan / Biennale de Belleville / Paris / France

MiniArtextil / Montrouge / France

 

2011

MiniArtextil 2011 / Milano, Come / Italy

Eat Me / Goodman Gallery / Cape Town / South Africa

Africa ! / Galerie Hussenot / Paris / France

 

2010

In Context / SA National Gallery / Cape Town / South Africa

The Global Africa Project / Museum of Arts & Design / MAD / New York / Usa

3rd Sinopale Biennal / Sinop / Turkey

In Context / Goodman Gallery / Johannesburg / South Africa

Of the wall / Gustavsbergs Konsthall / Stockholm / Sweden

A Collective Diary / Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art / Tel Aviv / Israel

 

2009

20 ans et encore à la mode / Musée d’Art et d’Histoire / Cholet / France

Sphères 2009 / Galleria Continua / Le Moulin / France

Regard special sur la Turquie / Ecole spéciale d’Architecture / Paris / France

Panaf / Relectures / Algiers / Algerie

 

2008

Flow / Studio Museum Harlem / New York / Usa

Revue Noire Collection / NAAC Atelier / Nantes / France

Africa now ! / World Bank / Washington / Usa

Black Paris – Black Brussels / Musée d’Ixelles / Brussels / Belgium

 

2007

L’invention de la mémoire / Saint Denis / Reunion Island

Africa Remix / Johannesburg Art Gallery / South Africa

Gooood Food bis / Maison Descartes / Amsterdam / Netherlands

Bidibidibidiboo / Ecole des beaux-arts Le Port / Reunion Island

Paris Black / Museum der welt kulturen / Frankfurt / Germany

 

2006

Africa Remix / Moderna Museet / Stockholm / Sweden

Africa Remix / Mori Art Museum / Tokyo / Japan

9 Bienal de la Habana / Havana / Cuba

Biennale du design / Saint Etienne / France

Dressing the contemporary / Progr / Bern / Switzerland

Paris Black / Iwalewa Haus / Bayreuth / Germany

 

2005

Africa Remix / Centre Pompidou / Paris / France

Africa Remix / Hayward Gallery / London / England

 

2004

Africa Remix / Museum KunstPalast / Düsseldorf / Germany

Du Bosphore à la Moine / Musée d’Art et d’Histoire / Cholet / France

Lille 2004 / Roubaix phare textile / Musée d’Art et d’industrie la Piscine / Roubaix / France

 

2001

Archicouture / Chapelle de la Sorbonne / Paris / France

Sand und seide / Ifa / Stuttgart / Germany

 

2000

Paris pour escale / Arc - Musée d’Art Moderne / Paris / France

Fun five fun story / New South Art Gallery / Sydney / Australia

 

 

AWARD

 

IV Audemars Piguet ARCO Madrid 2016 Prize / Madrid, Spain

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Zeitz Mocaa - Cape Town - South Africa

Musée Les Abattoirs - Toulouse - France

Leal Rios Foundation - Lisbon - Portugal

Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C - Usa

Macaal - Marrakech - Morocco

Studio Museum – Harlem - New York - Usa

Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain - Reunion Island – France

Koç Fondation – Istanbul – Turkey

Sindika Dokolo Fondation – Luanda - Angola

Fondazione Golinelli - Bologne - Italy

Collection Revue Noire - Paris - France

Fondation Zinsou - Cotonou - Benin

 

 

BOOKS

 

I have forgotten the night - Revue Noire - 2019

No habiamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor -

Centro de Arte Alcobendas - 2018

Iry - Curador - 2018

Chanson de ma terre lointaine - Primo Marella Gallery - 2017

Last Year in Antananarivo - Tyburn Gallery - 2016

IV Audemars Piguet Arco Madrid Prize -

Sabrina Amrani & Audemars Piguet - 2016

Sentimental products – Revue Noire & Vendôme Luxury - 2014

SENTIMENTAL - Joël Andrianomearisoa – Revue Noire – 2012

Joël Andrianomearisoa Une première – Revue Noire – 2001

 

 

JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA

THE MATERIALITY OF EMOTIONS

 

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa, with his full, sinister and joyous affiirmations, was never tempted by the glory of the Nothing, but avidly by the sobriety of the All. That would mean nothing unless the images and spaces, the universe of Joël Andrianomearisoa were not there to give the non-speech, this new unknown, a form.

 

The artist’s work develops around a non-explicit, often abstract, narration, which everyone perceives yet cannot put a name to. His world of forms weaves his work into sequences often mired in a deep sadness caused by an absence that is impossible to fill.

And for that he uses, in no particular hierarchical order, sound in its immaterial dimension or the book in its hyper materiality, silky textile or rough plastic, black or the most shimmering colours.

His recent experience at Aubusson of a tapestry that would take six months of work to come to life, reflects this complexity, entangling a flat figuration sketch with the thickest knots of an unknown drama.

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa’s work has developed over time through different mediums and materials.

In recent years, his creations have often been made from textiles, paper, sometimes wood, minerals, or from unexpected objects (mirrors, perfumes, stamps ... etc.) with which he reinvents magic and causes the emotion.

This “aesthetic emotion”, often sought and rarely achieved, and which is beyond comment.

 

At the Biennale di Venezia it is likely that the drama will hide in the folds of a black paper  cascade, ultimately envelopping each of the visitors in the cloak of a light-filled spirit.

 

 

 

A perfect kind of love

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg. 2010

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Primo Marella Gallery Milan. 2017

De Profundis

Sabrina Amrani Gallery Madrid. 2015

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L’inlassable Galerie Paris. 2011

La guerre des boutons

Private collection. 2009

La lumière noire

Place Vendôme Paris. 2014

La maison sentimentale

Biennale de Dakar. 2016

Last year in Antananarivo

Hello World show. Hamburger Bahnof Museum Berlin. 2018

Le La Tour du monde

Galeries Lafayette Paris. 2017

Le Pli

Fundaçao Leal Rios Lisbon. 2018

Les portes

Africa Remix Museum KunstPalast Düsseldorf. 2004

Les saisons de mon coeur

Sabrina Amrani Gallery Madrid. 2017

No habiamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor

Centro de Arte AlcoBendas Madrid. 2018

No habiamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor

Tapisserie d’Aubusson. 2018

Perfection the grave of our own existence

Political patterns show SEMA Seoul. 2014

Sentimental negotiations

Private collection Beyrouth. 2012

Sentimental negotiations

SCADMOA Museum Savannah. 2014

Sentimental Products

Musée les Abattoirs Toulouse. 2017

Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections

Fondation Zinsou Cotonou and Musée Ouidah. 2018

The labyrinth of passions

IV Audemars Piguet Arco Madrid 2016 Prize

Traduit de la nuit

Galerie RX Paris. 2018

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=>A PERFECT KIND OF LOVE

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=>DE PROFUNDIS

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=>LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS

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=>LAST YEAR IN ANTANARIVO

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=>NO HABÍAMOS TERMINADO ... TAPISSERIE

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=>PERFECTION THE GRAVE OF OUR OWN EXISTENCE

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=>SENTIMENTAL NEGOTIATIONS (Beirut)

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=>THE LABYRINTH OF PASSIONS

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