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Joël Andrianomearisoa

Andrianomearisoa’s work encompasses different mediums and materials, seeking to give form to non-explicit, often abstract, narrations. His mixed-media approach – encompassing sculpture, installation, craft, textile, written word and collaboration – is informed by his Madagascan roots, itself a country of diverse cultural influences.

All images Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani

Joël Andrianomearisoa was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1977.  He lives and works between Paris, Magnat-l’Étrange and Antananarivo.

Imbued with complex emotional experiences, his delicate, often ambiguous works are considered an ongoing series of ever-evolving exercises, which consider the aesthetic and architecture of feelings that all perceive, yet cannot put a name to.

He represented the first-ever Madagascar Pavilion at the 58th Venice Art Biennale 2019. His most recent solo shows in institutions are at: ZEITZ MOCAA (South Africa) (2022), Kunsthalle Praga (Czech Republic) (2021), The Dallas Contemporary museum (USA) (2020), the Biennial of Sydney 2020 (Australia), the Musée d’Art Clermont-Ferrand (2020).

Joël Andrianomearisoa is also the founder and artistic director of Hakanto Contemporary, a non-profit independent space for artists in Antananarivo, Madagascar supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen.

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