Joël ANDRIANOMEARISOA

Presentation

Joël Andrianomearisoa is an artist who works in a variety of media, including textiles, paper, wood, and photography… He takes inspiration from space, time, Madagascar, and the wider world.

From these emotional voyages he collects fabrics, which he then cuts, knots, tears, layers, and weaves, assembling these fragments into a game of materials and stories. 

These chronicles, at once sentimental and figural, are laid out in his hanging tapestries which saturate and disrupt the spaces they inhabit.

They are an impossible game of love, the final caresses of black fabrics, a poetic language of shades of black, sublime in all their nuances. Black becomes a texture of memory, as well as an affirmation of a vital necessity. 

Biography

Born 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Lives and works between Antananarivo and Paris.
 

AWARDS

2016
IV Audemars Piguet ARCO Madrid 2016 Prize, Madrid, Spain.

2003
Architecte Desa, Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris, France.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2019
- I have forgotten the night, Madagascar Pavilion, 58th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
- Cartography of desires, the space between us, Encounters Art Basel, Hong Kong.
- Blue take me to the end of all loves, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.
- Tomorrow tomorrow those are flowers. So how about tomorrow ?, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
- Le printemps, Muse, Monaco.

2018   
- No habíamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor, Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain.
- Le PLI, Fundaçao Leal Rios. Lisbon, Portugal.
- The Geometry of the Angle as point of no Return to Dress the Contemporary. Primae Noctis Gallery. Lugano, Switzerland.
- Iarivo traduit de la nuit, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections. Fondation Zinsou & Musée Ouidah. Cotonou, Benin.
- 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 & Musée Ouidah. Cotonou, Benin.
- Les saisons de mon coeur. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
- Ausência. Uma Lulik  Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.
- Va et vient. Boat in Canal du Midi. France.
- A L’horizon de mes jours troubles. Joël Andrianomearisoa. Galeries Lafayettes. Toulouse, France.
- BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo of South America.
- Le La Tour du Monde. Solo project for the cupola of the Galeries Lafayette Haussman Paris at the occasion of the Africa Now Season. Paris, France.
- Chanson de ma terre lointaine Joël Andrianomearisoa. Primo Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
- Sentimental Products by Joël Andrianomearisoa. Solo project at the occasion of the Nouveau Réalisme Show. Musée les Abattoirs Toulouse. Toulouse, France. 

2016   
- Last year in Antananarivo. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.
- The labyrinth of passions, Kaunas in Art. Contemporary Art Festival. Mykolas Žilinskas Art Museum. Kaunas, Lithuania.
- La maison sentimentale, Dak’Art. Biennale d’Art Africain Contemporain. Dakar, Senegal. (solo Project)
- 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. Vendôme Luxury. 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. London, UK.

2011   
- 0621146952. L’inlassable Galerie. Paris, France.
- En l’attente de l’aube qui nous surprendra aux rives du sommeil. Nomad Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
- Le temps d’une rencontre ou pour toujours. Galerie Béatrice Binoche. Saint Denis, Réunion, France.
- Performance - Multi/ Attitudes. Sarah Khan Contemporary Art. Schaan, Liechtenstein.
- 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. Ghent, Belgium.

2008   
- Une Histoire. CCAC. Antananarivo, Madagascar.

2007   
- Black our. :mentalklinik project space. Istanbul, Turkey.

2004   
- Bar. CCAC. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
- Bir Gece (One night). Maçka Gallery - : mentalklinik - Infist. Istanbul, Turkey.
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2019
- Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway.
- Encounters, Art Basel, Hong Kong.
- EXPO Chicago, Galerie RX, United States.
- Focus, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2018   
- Ravelled threads, Sean Kelly Gallery. New York, USA.
-  ICI LA LIMITE DU ROYAUME EST LA MER, Institut Français, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
- Diy, Contempo, Paris, France.
- African Metropolis, an imaginary city. Maxxi, Rome, Italy.
- The Black Sphinx II. Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.
- Tissage, tressage. Quand la sculpture defile. Villa Datris. L’isle sur la Sorgue, France.
- Hello World, curated by Azu Nwagbogu, Sven Beckstette. Hamburger Bahnof Museum, Berlin, Germany.
- Le commerce de la parole, curated by Annabelle Ténèze. L’atelier blanc & Le moulin des arts, Villefranche de Rouergue & St Rémy, France.
- Joël Andrianomearisoa & Abdoulaye Konaté. Duo Show. Richard Koh Fine Art. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Museum of Modern Art Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland.
- A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. TS 1. Yangon, Myanmar.
- A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Parasite. Hong Kong.
- A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Dhaka Art Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- All things being equal. Inaugural Show. Zeitz Mocaa. Cape Town, South Africa.
- ARCO Madrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
- 1-54 Art Fair. Marrakech, Morocco.
- Dhaka Art Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- La Sfinge Nera II, Primae Noctis, Lugano, Switzerland.

2017   
- All things been equal. Inaugural show. Zeitz Moca. Cape Town, South Africa.
- Bordeline, Miniartextil, Como, Italy.
- Le la tour du monde, curated by Diana Wechsler. BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur. Ufgrs centro & Campus Vale. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
- Le la tour du monde, curated by Diana Wechsler. BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur. Muntref Avenida del Libertador. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Quart d’heure américain. Mains d’oeuvres. Saint Ouen, France.
- The black sphinx. Primo Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
- NB. Galerie RX. Paris, France.
- Untitled. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.
- Vers le Cap de Bonne Esperance. Curated by Simon Njami. Gare Saint Sauveur. Lille, France.
- Dalonaz II. Royal. Brussles, Belgium.
- The White Hunter. Curated by Marco Scotini. Frigoriferi Milanesi Art Center for Contemporary Art. Milan, Italy.
- Afriques Capitales. Curated by Simon Njami, on the occasion of the 100% Afriques Festival at la Villette Paris, France.
- 100% Afriques. La Villette. Paris, France.
- Autour du nouveau réalisme - Les Dadas des Daniel. Curated by Anabelle Teneze. Les Abattoirs - FRAC Midi-Pyrénées. Toulouse, France.
- Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.
- Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
- Dalonza II, Royal, Brussels, Belgium.
- ArtParis ArtFair. Lettera27 Foundation. Paris, France.
- ArtParis ArtFair. Magnin-a. Paris, France.
- The Armory Show. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. New York, USA.
- ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
- Cape Town Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani. Cape Town, South Africa. (solo show, Mascarade)
- Cape Town Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.
- India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani. New Delhi, India. (solo project)
- Artefiera, Bologna Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Bologna, Italy.

2016
- White surfaces, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.
- Not Really Really, Collection of Frederic de Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium.
- Comme sur du papier, FRAC Réunion, Réunio, France.
- Virage, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France.
- Je ne suis plus une femme noire, Performance, Colloboration avec Kettly Noël, Schauspielhaus, Chemnitz, Germany.
- Essential Paysage, Galerie Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco.
- Untitled Art Fair, Galerie Magnin-A, Miami, USA.
- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Essentiel paysage, Macaal, Marrakech, Morocco.
- Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Fututres, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA.
- Tropicalia, Galerie l’inlassable, Paris, France.
- Dak’Art, Biennale d’art contemporain, Dakar, Senegal.
- 1:54 Art Fair, Primo Marella Gallery, Sabrina Amarani, Magnin-A, and Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.

2015
- FIAC OFF, Paris, France.
- Broken english, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.
- Africa Africans, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie, Bamako, Mali.
- 1:54, Contemporary African Art fair, London, UK.
- Parlez-moi, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
- The Divine Comedy, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA.

- Je ne suis plus une femme noire, performance, Kinani festival, Maputo, Mozambique.
- You love me, you love me not, Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett, Porto, Portugal.
- A to Z, White project, Paris, France.
- Lugano mostra bandiera, Lugano, Switzerland.
- Something else, Off Biennale. Cairo, Egypt.

2014
- Africa Now: Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art. Seoul, South Korea.
- Divine Comedy, SCADMOA, Savannah, USA.
- Textile languages, Thalie Art Project, Brussels, Belgium.
- Divine Comedy, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Biennale de Dakar 2014, Dakar, Senegal.
- Warm heart of Africa, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.

2013
- Periféeriques, Jacmel, Haiti.
- Epures, 7.5 club, Paris, France.
- Nouvelles vagues, Slmp, 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 Gallery, Curated by Kaiserin, Paris, France.
- 21X29,7, Galerie de Roussan, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France.
- MiniArtextil, Montrouge, France.

2011
- MiniArtextil 2011, Milan & Como, Italy.
- VideoBuro #4, curated by Julie Crenn, Paris, France.
- 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.
- Africa assume Art Position!, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.
- 12th Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt.
- Docks en ciel, Curated by Adrien Pasternak, Fashion & design museum, Paris, France.
- 3rd Sinopale Biennal, Sinop, Turkey.
- In Context, Goodman Gallery- Arts on main, Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Off the wall, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
- A Collective Diary, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2009
- Sphères 2009, Galleria Continua ; Goodman Gallery ..., Le Moulin, France.
- Regard special sur la Turquie, Ecole spéciale d'Architecture, Paris, France.
- Panaf, Relectures, Algiers, Algerie.
- 20 ans et encore à la mode, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Cholet, France.

2008
- Revue Noire Collection, NAAC Atelier, Nantes, France.
- Africa now!, World Bank, Washington, USA.
- Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA.
- Black Paris- Black Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium.

2007
- L'invention de la mémoire, Saint Denis, Réunion, France.
- Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa.
- Gooood Food bis, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Bidibidibidiboo, Ecole des beaux-arts Le Port, Réunion, France.
- Paris Black, Museum der Welt kulturen, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Propos libres, La passerelle, Saint Brieuc, France.

2006
- Biennale du design, Saint Etienne, France.
- Dressing the contemporary, Progr, Bern, Switzerland.
- Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
- Paris Black, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany.
- 9 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba.

2005
- Africa Remix, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
- Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK.

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.
 

COLLECTIONS (selection)
Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse. Toulouse, France.
Zeitz MOCAA. Cape Town, South Africa.
Leal Rios Foundation. Lisbon, Portugal.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA.
Studio Museum - Harlem. New York, USA.
Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain – Frac la Réunion, France.
Médiathèque du Tampon. Réunion, France.
Art in Embassies. American Embassy in Antananarivo. Madagascar & USA.
Koç Fondation. Istanbul, Turkey.
Sindika Dokolo Fondation, Luanda, Angola.
Fondazione Golinelli. Bologna, Italy.
Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection. Brussels, Belgium.
Musée d’art contemporain africain Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco.
Fondation Reveu Noire, Paris, France.
Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Benin.
 

CATALOGUES

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 ARCOMADRID PRIZE 2016 - Sabrina Amrani & Audemars Piguet – 2016.
PARLEZ-MOI - Joël Andrianomearisoa - Ifm Madagascar – 2015.
SENTIMENTA PRODUCTS – Joël Andrianomearisoa. Revue Noire & Vendôme Luxury - 2014.
30 ET PRESQUE-SONGES – Joël Andrianomearisoa.  Revue Noire - 2012.
SENTIMENTAL - Joël Andrianomearisoa. Revue Noire - 2012.
JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA UNE PREMIÈRE – Revue Noire – 2001.

 

ART FAIRS

Arco Madrid, Artissima Torino, FIAC Paris, Fiac Officielle Paris, Art Basel, Armory Show New York, 1 :54 London, New York and Marrakech, Miart Milan, Art Brussels, Independent Brussels, Art Paris Art Fair, Artbo Bogota, India Art Fair New Delhi, Art Dubai, Art International Istanbul, Art15 London, Scope Basel, Scope Miami Beach, Cape Town Art Fair, Galeristes Paris, Untiled Miami Beach, Yia Art Fair Brussels, Art Genève, Slick Art Fair Paris, Joburg Art Fair Johannesburg, Wopart Lugano, Bologna Artefiera, KIAF Seoul, Art Basel Hong Kong