Joël Andrianomearisoa

Andrianomearisoa is always on the edges. He does not approach his work in a direct way, but places it at the edges of the desires of whomever discovers it. His work comes down to a question of posture. He listens to the pulses of life with more generosity than they are given, and finds a way to be present in the world dans le nu de la vie, in the nude of life.

Urban space is a primary interest as well. The noises, smells, images, lights and incessant movement that generate city life compose his universe without imprisoning him in a specific geographical space. His images take viewers to places even the artist does not expect to be. « I need to be surprised by images. The situation has to be completely staggered. I do not consider myself as a photographer ; I am someone who makes images, » he says.

To compose a work, the artist needs a basic frame. Then the experiments begin, the manipulations that outline the project. « The work arises from various manipulations that lead me to the final result. When I set up an installation, I do not imagine its finality. I know the elements that compose it, but in the intant I set them up I discover something else. And that is when the work makes sense, » Andrianomearisoa says. His poetic virtuosity lies in his capacity to seize this moment of signification, when nobody can tell beginning from end.

 

Virginie Andriamirado

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1977.  He lives and works between Antananarivo and Paris. Andrianomearisoa has participated in a number of group shows, including Africa Remix, Rencontres Africaine de la Photographie in Bamako (2009); the Havana Biennale( 2006); The progress of love, Menil Collection, Houston (2012); and Divine Comedy (2014) among others.
 

His solo shows include Bir Gece, a one-night performance and installation in Istanbul (2004) ; Habillé – Deshabillé, a performance/video piece in Stockholm Moderna Museet and Saint-Brieuc ( 2009 ); Sentimental at la Maison Revue Noire Paris (2013).

 

CV - Joël Andrianomearisoa

Education

Architecte Desa 2003 – Ecole Speciale d’Architecture – Paris – France

Solo shows (selection)
 

2017     BIENALSUR, International Contemporanean Art Bienal in South America. (project)

2017     A L’horizon de Mes Jours Troubles. Joël Andrianomearisoa. Galeries Lafayettes. Toulouse, France.

2017     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. 

2017     Chanson de ma terre lointaine Joël Andrianomearisoa. Primo Marella Gallery. Milano, Italy.

2017     Sentimental Products by Joël Andrianomearisoa . Solo project at the occasion of the Nouveau Réalisme Show. Musée les Abattoirs Toulouse. Toulouse, France. 

2017     Title TBA. Galerie des Galeries. Paris, France.

2016     Last year in Antananarivo. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.

2016     The labyrinth of passions, Kaunas in Art. Contemporary Art Festival. Mykolas Žilinskas Art Museum. Kaunas, Lithuania.

2016     Accrochage. Rx. Ivry sur Seine, France.

2016     Dak’Art. Biennale d’Art Africain Contemporain. Dakar, Senegal. (solo Project)

2015     De Profundis. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2014     Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa X Vendôme Luxury. Le Meurice & Hôtel D’Evreux. Paris, France.
2014     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.
2011     En l’attente de l’aube qui nous surprendra aux rives du sommeil. Nomad Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
2011     Le temps d’une rencontre ou pour toujours. Galerie Béatrice Binoche. Saint Denis, La Reunion, France.
2011     Hôtel des Rêves. Hôtel du Louvre. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2010     A perfect kind of love. Goodman Gallery. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010     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.
2004     Bir Gece (One night). Maçka Gallery - :mentalklinik - Infist. Istanbul, Turkey.


Group shows (selection)

 

2017     Vers le Cap de Bonne Esperance. Curated by Simon Njami. Gare Saint Sauveur. Lille, France.

2017     The White Hunter. Curated by Marco Scotini. Frigoriferi Milanesi Art Center For Contemporary Art. Milano, Italy.

2017     Afriques Capitales. Curated by Simon Njami, at the occasion of the 100% Afrique Festival at la Villette Paris, France. 

2017     100% Afriques. La Villette. Paris, France.

2017     Essentiel paysage. Al MAdeen art Gallery. Marrakech, Morocco.

2017     Autour du nouveau réalisme - Les Dadas des Daniel. Les abattoirs - FRAC Midi-Pyrénées. Toulousse, France.

2016     White surfaces. Primae Noctis Gallery. Lugano, Switzerland.

2016     Between structure and matter: Other Minimal Futures. Aicon Gallery. New York, USA.

2016      Not really, really. Frédéric de Goldschmidt Colelction. Brussels, Belgium.

2016      Comme sur du papier. FRAC Réunion. Piton Saint-Leu, Reunion Island.

2016      Virage. Galerie de Roussan. Paris, France.

2016      Tropicália. L’Inlassable Museum. Paris, France.

2015     Something else. Off Biennale Cairo. Cairo, Egypt.

2015     Les Rencontres de Bamako. Biennale Africaine de la Photographie. Bamako, Mali.

2015     Parlez Moi. Institut Français de Madagascar. Antananarivo, Madagascar.

2015     Africa Africans. Museu Afro Brasil. Sao Paulo. Brazil.
2015     The Divine Comedy. National Museum of African Art. Washington DC, USA.
2015     You Love Me, You Love Me Not. Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett. Porto, Portugal.
2014     Schwerelos. Arthohler Gallery. Zurich, Switzerland.
2014     Destination…1:54: Contemporary African Art. Prima Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2014     African Contemporary Art. Galerie Mikael Andersen. Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014     A bitter sweet legacy. Galerie de Russian. Paris, France.
2014     Warm Heart Of Africa. Prime Noctis Art Gallery. Lugano, Switzerland.
2014     Political Patterns. Seoul Museum of Art. Seoul, South Korea.
2014     The Divine Comedy. SCADMOA. Savannah, USA.
2014     Textile languages. Thalie Art Project. Brussels, Belgium.
2014     The Divine Comedy. MMK. Frankfurt, Germany.
2014     Biennale de Dakar 2014. Dakar, Senegal.
2013     Periféeriques. Jacmel. Haiti.
2013     Epures. 7.5 club. Paris, France.
2013     Nouvelles vagues. Slmp. Palais de Tokyo. Galerie de Roussan. Paris, France.
2013     L’échappée belle. Grand Palais. Paris, France.
2012     The progress of love. Menil Collection. Houston, USA.
2012     Sericum Graphein. Glassbox Gallery. Curated by Kaiserin. Paris, France.
2012     21X29,7. Galerie de Roussan. Biennale de Belleville. Paris, France.
2012     Drive My Car. Galería Tagomago. Barcelona, Spain.
2012     MiniArtextil. Montrouge, France.
2011     MiniArtextil 2011. Milano & Como, Italy.
2011     VideoBuro #4. Curated by Julie Crenn. Paris, France.
2011     Eat Me. Goodman Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.
2011     Africa !. Galerie Hussenot. Paris, France.
2010     In Context. SA National Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.
2010     The Global Africa Project. Museum of Arts & Design MAD. New York, USA.
2010     Africa assume Art Position !. Primo Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2010     12th Cairo Biennale. Cairo, Egypt.
2010     Docks en ciel. curated by Adrien Pasternak. Paris, France.
2010     3rd Sinopale Biennal. Sinop, Turkey.
2010     Winter Show. Goodman Gallery. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010     In Context. Goodman Gallery – Arts on main. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010     Off the wall. Gustavsbergs Konsthall. Stockholm, Sweden.
2010     A Collective Diary. Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Tel Aviv, Israel.
2009     Sphères 2009. Galleria Continua. Goodman Gallery. Le Moulin, France.
2009     Regard special sur la Turquie. Ecole spéciale d’Architecture. Paris, France.
2009     Panaf. Relectures. Algiers, Algeria.
2009     20 ans et encore à la mode. Musée d’Art et d’Histoire. Cholet, France.
2009     Africa now !. World Bank. Washington, USA.
2009     Black Paris – Black Brussels. Musée d’Ixelles. Brussels, Belgium.
2009     Revue Noire Collection. NAAC Atelier. Nantes, France.
2008     Flow. Studio Museum Harlem. New York. USA.
2007     L’invention de la mémoire. Saint Denis, La Réunion.
2007     Africa Remix. Johannesburg Art Gallery. South Africa.
2007     Gooood Food bis. Maison Descartes. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2007     Bidibidibidiboo. Ecole des beaux-arts Le Port, Reunion Island.
2007     Paris Black. Museum der welt kulturen. Frankfurt, Germany.
2007     Propos libres. La passerelle. Saint Brieuc, France.
2006     Biennale du design. Saint Etienne, France.
2006     Dressing the contemporary. Bern, Switzerland.
2006     Africa Remix. Moderna Museet. Stockholm, Sweden.
2006     Africa Remix. Mori Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan.
2006     Paris Black. Iwalewa Haus. Bayreuth, Germany.
2006     9th La Habana Biennale. Havana, Cuba.
2005     Africa Remix. Centre Pompidou. Paris, France.
2005     Africa Remix. Hayward Gallery. London, England.
2004     Africa Remix. Museum KunstPalast. Düsseldorf, Germany.
2004     Du Bosphore à la Moine. Musée d’Art et d’Histoire. Cholet, France.
2004     Lille 2004. Roubaix phare textile. Musée d’Art et d’industrie la Piscine. Roubaix, France.
2001     Archicouture. Chapelle de la Sorbonne. Paris, France.
2001     Sand und seide. Ifa. Stuttgart, Germany.
2000     Paris pour escale. Arc - Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris. France.
2000     Fun five fun story. New South Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia.

 

Art fairs

 

2017     Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.

2017     ArtParis ArtFair. Magnin-a. Paris, France.

2017     The Armory Show. Sabrina Amrani Gallery,. New York, USA.

2017     ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.

2017     Cape Town Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani. Cape Town, South Africa. (solo show, Mascarade)

2017     Cape Town Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.

2017     India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani. New Delhi, India. (solo project)

2017     Artefiera, Bologna Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Bologna, Italy.

2016     ArtBo. Sabrina Amrani. Bogota, Colombia.

2016     1:54 Contemporary Africa Art Fair New York, Sabrina Amrani, New York, USA. (solo show)

2016     Art Brussels, Sabrina Amrani, Belgium, Brussels.

2016     Art Dubai, Sabrina Amrani, Dubai, EAU.

2016     ARCOmadrid, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain.

2016     India Art Fair, Sabrina Amrani, New Delhi, India.

2015     1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Sabrina Amrani, London, UK.

2015…..ArtInternational, Sabrina Amrani, Istanbul, Turkey.

2015…..Art 15, Sabrina Amrani, London, UK. (solo show)

2015…..ARCOmadrid, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain.

 

 

Awards

 

IV Audemars Piget ARCOmadrid Prize. Madrid, Spain.



Selected public collections

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. La Réunion, France.
Art in Embassies. Embassy of the US in Antananarivo. Madagascar.
Koç Fondation. Istanbul, Turkey.
Sindika Dokolo Fondation. Luanda.

Books

Sentimental Products – Joël Andrianomearisoa. Revue Noire & Vendôme Luxury, 2014.

30 Et Presque-Songes – Joël Andrianomearisoa.  Revue Noire, 2012.

Sentimental - Joël Andrianomearisoa. Revue Noire, 2012.
Jöel andrianomeriasoa. Une première. Revue Noire, 2001.