Joël Andrianomearisoa

Joël Andrianomearisoa (b. 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar).  He lives and works between Paris, Magnat-l’Étrange and Antananarivo. 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. 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. 
Solo exhibitions include, 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). 
Group exhibitions include, Ubuntu, Un rêve lucide, Palais de Tokyo, France (2021), 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. El Espacio 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 Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako (2009); the Havana Biennale (2006); The Progress of Love, Menil Collection, Houston (2012); and Divine Comedy (2014) among others.
Highlights and Collections
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, Zeitz MOCAA in South Africa and the Zinsou Collection in Benin, to name a few.  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.