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.


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Groupe Filatex

The Filatex Group is proud to support the Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa, representing Madagascar at the 58th Biennale di Venezia in 2019.

This support is part of the Filatex Group's commitment to support and promote Malagasy art in the world on the one hand, but also to revalue art in Madagascar, in all its forms.


This first historical participation of Madagascar in the Venice Biennale will show the overflowing artistic potential in the country and will also highlight the renewal of Malagasy art. Besides, it is a milestone for the Biennale di Venezia, which for the first time welcomes the participation of Madagascar, thus recognizing an artistic maturity in Madagascar finding its place on the global artistic scene.


As a corporate citizen, responsible and committed to the sustainable development of Madagascar for 40 years, the Filatex Group undertakes to defend art in Madagascar as a means of expression and cultural identification that is primordial, although that importance and value have been diminished over the last few decades.

Therefore, in its perspective of actively contributing to the restoration of Malagasy art in Madagascar as well as on the world stage, this support for the Madagascar Pavilion in Venice is obvious, but is most of all a decisive step repositioning the specificities and singularity of the Malagasy inspiration in the eyes of the world.


This key step precedes several equally decisive and impacting actions that will be carried proudly by the General Manager, Hasnaine Yavarhoussen himself, together with the whole Filatex Group in this long term process of revaluation of Malagasy art.


Romy Voos Andrianarisoa -


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 -




With the support of

Mrs Nathalie Aureglia

The Zinsou Foundation

Les Abattoirs Museum - Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Fondation H

Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Primo Marella Gallery, Gallery RX

Air Madagascar


VIMA Vision Madagascar

La Chocolaterie Robert

muse the Cultural Gallery

Pavilion Bosio ESAP Monaco

Edouard Sebline, Art Spec / Art Insurance Broker

Pixel Farm




And the complicity of the Madagascar Pavilion Friends

Nathalie Rosticher, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Famille Taloumis,

Anne et Karim Barday, Galila Barzilai-Hollander, Valérie Bach, Céline Melon,

Nathalie Guiot, Katia de Radigues, Virginie Puertolas-Syn, Caroline Smulders, Jean Philippe Vernes,

Alejandro Lazaro Collado, Brigitte Razaka and Michele Franchi, Maureen Ayité, Aude de Vaucresson,

Mathieu Paris and Razid Kalfane, Annick and Thierry Rajaona, Susanne and Lawrence van Hagen, Serge Thiry,

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