A project of the Ministry of Communication and Culture of the Republic of Madagascar




Rubis mécénat cultural fund

Sponsor of the Madagascar Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia 2019

within the frame of its socio-cultural project Ndao Hanavao in Madagascar


Rubis Mécénat cultural fund supports the Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa for the Madagascar Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia 2019.
This support is part of Rubis Mécénat’s new socio-cultural project launched in 2018 in Antananarivo, Madagascar: Ndao Hanavao (Let’s Innovate).


Ndao Hanavao, an innovation and creation laboratory set up by guest designers and young vocational trainees with artisans, en­gineers and local stakeholders, strives to find viable long-term solutions focused on object design to the social problems faced by the population in Madagascar. For its first edition, Ndao Hanavao invited the Polyfloss Factory, rep­resented by French designers Christophe Machet and Émile de Visscher, to set up and develop their Polyfloss machine, an innovative plastic recycling process, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.


Rubis Mécénat cultural fund, endowment fund of the Rubis group since 2011, aims to support the development of contemporary artistic creation in France and abroad within the different countries where the Rubis Group operates.


Since 2012, Rubis Mécénat has been devel­oping long-lasting social art initiatives in cer­tain countries where the Rubis Group has a presence, in order to transmit artistic skills to vulnerable youth from local communities, as well as life skills acquired through the prac­tice of visual arts. In addition, Rubis Mécénat supports artistic creation by guiding emerging and mid-career artists in France and abroad, commissioning works for specific places as well as for the Group’s industrial sites.


Chloé Villefayot L’art en plus - Communication & press Rubis Mécénat - c.villefayot@lartenplus.com +331 45 53 62 74

Groupe Filatex

Fonds de dotation Thibault Poutrel

The ‘Fonds de dotation Thibault Poutrel’ is pleased to affirm its friendship to the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa by giving him all his support for his participation in the 58th Venice Biennale during which he will represent Madagascar.


We have been following his work for several years through the Thibault Poutrel Collection. The whole of Joel's work is very rich and constantly evolving while maintaining an artistic identity of its own.

​​We are proud to support this project, especially since it is the very first Malagasy pavilion present at the Venice Biennale. This historical participation places Madagascar at the heart of the international scene of contemporary art.



Thibault Poutrel


Mehdi Dakhli - contact@tpca.london




With the support of

Mrs Nathalie Aureglia

The Zinsou Foundation

Les Abattoirs Museum - Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Primo Marella Gallery, Gallery RX

Air Madagascar

La Chocolaterie Robert

VIMA Vision Madagascar

Pavilion Bosio ESAP Monaco

Pixel Farm



And the complicity of the Madagascar Pavilion Friends

Nathalie Rosticher, Frédéric de Goldschmidt,

Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Taloumis Family,  Anne and Karim Barday, Mercedes March Vilardell, Galila Barzilai-Hollander, 

Alejandro Lazaro Collado, Miora Rakotoarimanana and Marc Scheffer, Maureen Ayité, 

Yasemin Baydar and Birol Demir, Pascale Martine Tayou, Christian Sanna, Isabelle Bourne