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 instant 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.
He represented the first-ever Madagascar Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019. His most recent solo shows in institutions are at: the Dallas Contemporary museum (USA), the Biennial of Sydney 2020 (Australia), the Musée d'Art Clermont-Ferrand. On-going additionally, he composed a year long exhibition with multiples intervention of the artist at the Kunsthalle Praga (Czech Republic) and a solo exhibition at the Château Aigues-mortes (France).
Andrianomearisoa has participated in a number of group shows, including: Ce Qui s'Oublie et Ce Qui Reste, Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, France (2021); Witness Afro Perspectives From The Jorge M. Perez Collection. Elespacio 23, Miami, USA (2021); Love etc... Musée Bargoin, France (2020); A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand (2020); 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 work is in prominent public collections such as the Musée les Abattoirs (France), the Studio Harlem Museum in New York, the National Museum of African Art in Washington DC or Zeitz MOCAA in South Africa, to name a few.
Education
Architecte Desa 2003 – Ecole Speciale d’Architecture – Paris – France.
Solo shows (selected)
2021
Zaridaina. Geography of Desire. Le Silo, Château Thierry, France.
2021
Les Herbes Folles du Vieux Logis.Saison d'art . Domaine de Chaumont- sur. Loire. France.
2021
Pour ne jamais rencontrer la dernière heure.Maison Maria Casarès. Domaine de la Vergne, Alloue, France.
2021
Brise du Rouge Soleil. Tours et remparts D'Aigues-Mortes, France.
2021
Translations Of All Our Lost Passions and Our Future Desires. Kunsthalle Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
2021
Dancing with Angels. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
We Were So Very Much in Love. Musée d’art Roger Quilliot, Clermont- Ferrand, France.
2020
This Evening The Night Doesn’t Want to End. Ce Soir La Nuit Ne Veut Pas S’arrêter. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.
2020
Serenade is not dead. Dallas Contemporary. Dallas, USA
2019
I have forgotten the night. Madagascar Pavilion. 58th Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy.
2019
Cartography of desires, the space between us.Encounters Art Basel. Hong Kong, China.
2019
Blue take me to the end of all loves. Primo Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2019
Tomorrow, tomorrow. Those are words. You love flowers. How about tomorrow?Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2019
Le printemps. Muse. Monaco.
2018
No habíamos terminado de hablar sobre el amor. Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain.
2018
Le Pli. Fundaçao Leal Rios. Lisbon, Portugal.
2018
The Geometry of the Angle as point of no Return to Dress the Contemporary. Primae Noctis Gallery. Lugano, Switzerland.
2018
Iarivo traduit de la nuit. Galerie Rx. Paris, France.
2018
Le Vent Souffle Sur Votre Coeur. Château d’Assier. Curated by Annabelle Teneze. Assier, France.
2017
Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections. Fondation Zinsou & Musée Ouidah. Cotonou, Bénin.
2017
Ausência.Uma Lulik Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.
2017
Les saisons de mon coeur.Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2017
Va et vient. Boat in Canal du Midi. France
2017
A L’horizon de mes jours troubles. Joël Andrianomearisoa.Galeries Lafayettes. Toulouse, France.
2017
BIENALSUR, International Contemporanean Art Bienal in South America. (project)
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. Milan, Italy.
2017
Sentimental Productsby Joël Andrianomearisoa . Solo project at the occasion of theNouveau RéalismeShow. Musée les Abattoirs Toulouse. Toulouse, 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
La maison sentimentale,Dak’Art. Biennale d’Art Africain Contemporain. Dakar, Senegal. (solo Project)
2016
Accrochage. Rx. Ivry sur Seine, France.
2015
De Profundis. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2015
Parlez-moi. Institut Françcais. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2014
Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa.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
Performance -Multi/ Attitudes. Sarah Khan Contemporary Art. Schaan, Liechtenstein.
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 our. :mentalklinik project space. Istanbul, Turkey.
2004
Bar. CCAC. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2004
Bir Gece (One night). Maçka Gallery - : mentalklinik - Infist. Istanbul, Turkey.
Group Shows (selected)
2021
Voyages Immobiles. Diptyque, La Poste du Louvre, Paris, France. Curated by Jérôme Sans.
2021
Cosmogonies. Zinsou, Une Collection Africaine. MO.CO Hôtel des Collections. Montpellier, France.
2021
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends. Socle du Monde Biennale . Tekstilmuseet (The TextileMuseum), Herning, Denmark.
2021
Revue Noire. Une histoire d'art contemporains africains. Les Abattoirs. Toulouse, France
2021
Ce Qui s’Oblie et Ce Qui Reste. Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration. Paris, France.
2021
Witness Afro Perspectives From The Jorge M. Perez Collection. Elespacio 23, Miami, USA.
2020
Beyond all you are mine. Hakanto Contemporary. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2020
NDAO HANAVAO. Ifm. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2020
Ver Versus Ver II.Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
Love etc… Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
2020
Ver Versus Ver. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2020
Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Paris, France.
2020
Ici Nous Portons Tous Les Rêves du Monde. FDD HY Artplatform Antananarivo. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2020
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2020
NIRIN. 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney, Australia.
2019
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway.
2019
Almost Home. Galerie RX. Paris, France.
2019
Habiter l’intime. Participation with some pieces from Frederic’s Collection. Fondation Thalie. Ixelles, Belgium.
2019
Texture. Manifesta. Lyon, France.
2019
Africa Universe. Primae Noctis. Lugano, Switzerland.
2019
Racing the galaxy. Astana. Kazakhstan.
2019
Incarnations. Bozar. Brussels, Belgium.
2019
Africa!Grieder Contemporary. Zurich, Switzerland.
2019
Oeuvres choisies. Galerie RX. Paris, France.
2019
Kubatana. Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium. Vestfossen, Norway.
2019
Focus. Galerie RX. Paris, France.
2018
African Metropolis. An Imaginary City. Maxxi. Rome, Italy.
2018
Ravelled threads. Sean Kelly Gallery. New York, USA.
2018
Hello World. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum. Berlin, Germany.
2018
Ici la Limite du Royaume est la Mer.Galerie Analakely. Curated by Rina Ralay-Rnaivo. Antananarivo, Madagascar.
2018
DIY. Galerie Joseph Paris. Contempo Arts. Paris, France.
2018
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Dhaka Art Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2018
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. Parasite. Hong Kong.
2018
The Black Sphinx II. Primo Marella Gallery. Milano, Italy.
2018
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. TS 1. Yangon, Myanmar.
2018
Tissage Tressage Quand la Sculpture Defile. Fondation Villa Datris. L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France.
2018
A Beast, A God, A Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas. MoMA Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland.
2018
La Sfinge Nera II. Primae Noctis. Lugano, Switzerland.
2018
Joël Andrianomearisoa & Abdoulaye Konaté. Duo Show. Richard Koh Fine Art. Kuala Lumpur, Malasia.
2018
Le commerce de la parole.L’Atelier Blanc & Le Moulin des Arts. Curated by Annabelle Ténèze. Villefranche de Rouergue & St Rémy. Paris, France.
2017
All things been equal. Inaugural show. Zeitz Moca. Cape town, South Africa.
2017
Quart d’heure américain. Mains d’oeuvres. Saint Ouen, France.
2017
Le la tour du monde, curated by Diana Wechsler. BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2017
Le la tour du monde, curated by Diana Wechsler. BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017
The black sphinx.Primo Marella Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2017
NB.RX Gallery. Paris, France.
2017
Untitled.Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.
2017
Vers le Cap de Bonne Esperance. Curated by Simon Njami. Gare Saint Sauveur. Lille, France.
2017
Dalonaz II.Royal. Brussles, Belgium.
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
Autour du nouveau réalisme - Les Dadas des Daniel. Curated by Anabelle Teneze. Les Abattoirs - FRAC Midi-Pyrénées. Toulousse, France.
2016
Winter. RX Gallery. Paris, France.
2016
Essentiel paysage. Al Madeen art Gallery. Marrakech, Morocco.
2016
White surfaces. Primae Noctis Gallery. Lugano, Switzerland.
2016
Between structure and matter: Other Minimal Futures. Curated by Murtaza Vali. Aicon Gallery. New York, USA.
2016
Not really, really. Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection. 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
Broken english. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.
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. Curated by Bruno Leitão. Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett. Porto, Portugal.
2015
A to Z. White proejct. Paris, France
2015
Lugano mostra bandiera. Lugano, Switzerland.
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 . Dakar, Senegal.
2013
Periféeriques. Jacmel. Haiti.
2013
Epures. 7.5 club. Paris, France.
2013
Sur la mauvaise pente. Galerie de Roussan. Paris, Francia.
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 . 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 . 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 . 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
2021
ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
1:54 Art Fair Marrakech. Primo Marella Gallery. Marrakech, Morocco.
2020
Bologna Artefiera. Primo Marella Gallery. Bologna, Italy
2020
Taipei Dandgai. Sabrina Amrani. Taipei, Taiwan.
2020
viennacontemporary.Sabrina Amrani. Vienna, Austria.
2019
Untitled Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Miami, USA.
2019
1:54 Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. London, UK.
2019
Frieze Art Fair. Primae Noctis Gallery. London, UK.
2019
viennacontemporary. Sabrina Amrani. Vienna, Austria.
2019
Expo Chicago Art Fair. Galerie RX. Chicago, EEUU.
2019
Beirut Art Fair. Primo Marella Gallery. Beirut, Lebanon.
2019
ARCOlisboa. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.
2019
Art Basel Hong Kong. Encounters. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Hong Kong, China.
2019
ARCOmadarid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2018
Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.
2018
ARCOlisboa. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.
2018
Cape Town Art Fair. Cape Town, South Africa.
2018
ARCOmadrid. Sabrin Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2018
1-54 Art Fair. Marrakech, Morocco.
2018
Dhaka Art Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2017
Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.
2017
Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
2017
ArtParis ArtFair. Lettera27 Foundation. Paris, France.
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 African Art Fair London, Sabrina Amrani. London, UK.
2016
ARCOLisboa. IV Audemars Piguet ARCOmadrid Prize project. Sabrina Amrani. Lisboa, Portugal.
2016
1:54 Contemporary Africa Art Fair New York, Sabrina Amrani, New York, USA. (solo show)
2016
Art Brussels, Sabrina Amrani, Brussels, Belgium.
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.
Public collections (selected)
Muzeum Sztuki. Lodz, Poland.
Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse. Toulouse, France.
Zeitz MOCAA. Cape Town, South Africa.
Leal Rios Foundation. Lisbon, Portugal.
National Museum of African Art. Washinton D.C., USA.
Macaal. Marrakech, Morocco.
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.
Fondazione Golinelli. Bologna, Italy.
Collection Revue Noire. Paris, France.
Fondation Zinsou. Cotonou, Bénin.
Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection. Brussels, Belgium.
Bibliography
WE WERE SO VERY MUCH IN LOVE – Revue Noire – 2020.
I HAVE FORGOTTEN THE NIGHT – Revue Noire – 2019.
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IRY – Curador – 2018.
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AUDEMARS PIGUET ARCOMADRID PRIZE 2016 - Sabrina Amrani & Audemars Piguet – 2016.
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