Joël Andrianomearisoa

From Madagascar to the Catalan farmhouse: the alchemy of two artists against the tide

Joël Andrianomearisoa and Josep Grau-Garriga never met. One was born in Antatanarivo and the other in Sant Cugat. Their work merges in a double exhibition as their work is revalued. «Grau-Garriga's work has a strong resonance with me because of the vision of the world it expresses. We share the importance of matter in the world and in the elements that surround us. There is in Grau-Garriga a perfect use of matter to represent moments, emotions, stories. This is what I try to translate day by day in my work».


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The Art Newspaper interviews Joël Andrianomearisoa

Tom Seymour interviews Joël Andrianomeasirosa for The Art Newspaper. “I said to myself: “I’m going to represent Madagascar, but, to represent it better, to love it better, I’m going to forget Madagascar.” I decided to be sincere with myself. And to say that I am a legacy of the country. I’m from Madagascar. My blood is my legacy. I am part of it”.

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Interview: Malagasy Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa On The Power Of Collective Dreaming

New works by the artist are included in Palais de Tokyo’s major new exhibition, Ubuntu, a lucid dream, which reflects on Ubuntu, a term belonging to the Bantu languages of South Africa, evoking notions of humanity, collectivity, and hospitality. To learn more about the artist’s practice, his upcoming projects, and the new works on display at Palais de Tokyo, Something Curated spoke with Andrianomearisoa. 

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Africa 2020 season: artist Joël Andrianomearisoa takes over the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes (FRENCH)

He’s one of the pioneers of contemporary Malagasy art. Joël Andrianomearisoa is now entrusted with the keys to a national monument: the mythical towers and rampant of Aigues-Mortes, a medieval town in the heart of the Camargue. “Brise du rouge Soleil” (Breeze from the red Sun) is the name of this exhibition organized as part of the Africa 2020 cultural season. At the invitation of the Center des monuments nationaux Iassociated with the Rubis Mécénat endowment fund, the artist sows works evoking his universe and the memory of the old port city open to the Mediterranean. 

Joël Andrianomearisoa, weaver of dreams (FRENCH)

His works of textiles and words have seduced the Venice Biennale, institutions around the world, the fashion world and even football. Meet the artist.

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DIOR LADY ART #5: Meet the artists | Joël Andrianomearisoa

From Antananarivo to Paris, Joël Andrianomearisoa cultivates a fascination for the city, that mysterious entity, that “everything” where his prolific inspiration culminates from sounds, fragrances, textures, beings, and even architecture.

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In Conversation: Joël Andrianomearisoa + Dior Lady Art 5

Tuna Yilmaz in conversation with world acclaimed artist Joël Andrianomearisoa regarding his latest collaboration with Dior Lady Art 5. The Dior Lady Art initiative, which brings together each year the most cutting edge artists with the most iconic bag of the house: the Lady Dior. Ten artists and collectives from all over the world have taken the time to reimagine the Lady Dior, giving it a brand new skin and a different purpose. From Antananarivo to Paris, Joël Andrianomearisoa cultivates a fascination for the city, that mysterious entity, that “everything” where his prolific inspiration culminates from sounds, fragrances, textures, beings, and even architecture.

"Dancing with the Angels". Joël Andrianomearisoa. 23 Jan - 27 Mar 2021

You can now virtually visit Joël Andrianomearisoa's last show at our gallery in calle Sallaberry. Check here the complete show in 3D!

Joël Andrianomearisoa participates in group show Kubatana

Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa participates in Kubatana, one of the largest presentations of contemporary African art yet seen in Scandinavia, bringing together 33 artists from 18 countries. The exhibition is curated by the London-based, Norwegian gallery owner, Kristin Hjellegjerde and it will be hosted by the Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium museum in Norway.

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The Venice Questionnaire: Joël Andrianomearisoa

Magazine ArtReview sent a questionnaire to Joël Andrianomearisoa exhibiting in Madagascar national pavilion in the 2019 Venice Biennale. Read here the scoop of artist’s plans for the whole exhibition, the country’s first participation in this international event.

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'Tomorrow, Tomorrow. Those are Words. You Love Flowers. How About Tomorrow?' exhibition at Sabrina Amrani Art Gallery

You can now virtually visit Joël Andrianomearisoa’s show at our gallery in calle Sallaberry. 3D complete show!

The Art newspaper | Meet the artists exhibiting at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong

“It is neither a painting, a sculpture nor an architectural assemblage, although it has something of each. The work is an installation that has different elements that refer to architecture, painting and sculpture, but also to love, desire, loss, despair and hope”. It’s one of the answers artist Joël Andrianomearisoa gives to the Financial Times interview about his exhibition at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong. Click below for further information about the show.

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Artist Talk | Encounters in Encounters in Art Basel Hong Kong: Still We Rise

Encounters 2019 at Art Basel in Hong Kong focuses on issues of disorientation and uncertainty in today’s world by looking at the past and speculating about the future. Six participating artists, including Joël Andrianomearisoa, discuss their work at the fair within this thematic frame with Encounters curator Alexie Glass-Kantor.

Curator Alexie Glass-Kantor talks us through Encounters 2019

Alexie Glass-Kantor is the director of Artspace Sydney and curator of Encounters, the large-scale work section at Art Basel Hong Kong in wich Joël Andrianomearisoa recently participated. "I had wanted to include him [in Encounters] for a couple of years and this was the right time", explains. Read below the reasons why she wanted to have the artist works in the 2019 edition.

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Joël Andrianomearisoa | IN STUDIO with Sharon Obuobi

Sharon Obuobi talks In Studio about Joël Andrianomearisoa’s experiences as a Malagasy born artist living between Antananarivo and Paris, with the influence of migration and colonization on culture. Click below to read the interview.

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Three questions to Joël Andrianomeariosa at 1:54 Art Fair NY 2016

Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa talks about his solo show with Sabrina Amrani and experience in 1:54 Art Fair in New York. Antananarivo, his home town, names also the show, an artistic (and emotional) diary about the relationship between Andrianomearisoa and Madagascar’s main city. From life to death. From happiness to drama. From joy to tears. Joël claims that emotions are the most important thing within the art world.

ARCOmadrid 2016 | Joël Andrianomearisoa, Audemars Piguet Award

The fourth edition of the Audemars Piguet Prize for the production of a work of art has fallen to the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa for his installation 'The Laberynth of Passions', a black and white diptych that addresses the light and darkness of feelings. On the occasion of the presentation of the award in the 35th edition of ARCOmadrid hoyesarte interview with the artist.

Joël Andrianomearisoa - Madagascar Pavilion in La Biennale Di Venezia

Madagascar participates in La Biennale Di Venezia for the first time in its History and artist Joël Andrianomearisoa is representing his country. The pavilion is open from May 11th to November 24th.

Joël Andrianomearisoa at Bienal Sur, the International Contemporary Art Fair in South America

Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa talks about his plans for Bienal Sur in Buenos Aires, the International Contemporary Art Fair in South America.

Andrianomearisoa represents Madagascar (FRENCH)

The Malagasy visual artist, specialist in conceptual art, represents Madagascar, participating for the first time in the 58th edition of the Venice Biennial, from May 11 to November 24, 2019.

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Le Monde - Africa gets a place at the Venice biennial (FRENCH)

Countries belonging to the African continent such as Ghana or Madagascar participate this year and for the first time in the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world. Joël Andrianomearisoa is responsible for the Malagasy pavilion

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A Perfect Kind of Love - Performance

Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa performs in the street. Models are tied up together in different layers, with different materials: tape, rope and papers.

Joël Andrianomearisoa at Fondation Zinsou, Benin

The Zinsou Foundation exhibits from November 6, 2017 to February 4, 2018, the works of the Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa. For this exhibition entitled Sur un horizon infini joue le théâtre de nos affections (In an infinite horizon plays the theater of our affections) the artist had carte blanche.