PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Joël Andrianomearisoa

Joël Andrianomearisoa

born in 1977 in Antananarivo (Madagascar)

« 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.» JA

Joël Andrianomearisoa, with his full, sinister and joyous affirmations, was never tempted by the glory of the Nothing, but avidly by the sobriety of the All. That would mean nothing unless the images and spaces, the universe of Joël Andrianomearisoa were not there to give the non-speech, this new unknown, a form.

The artist’s work develops around a non-explicit, often abstract, narration, which everyone perceives yet, cannot put a name to. His world of forms weaves his work into sequences often mired in a deep sadness caused by an absence that is impossible to fill.

And for that he uses, in no particular hierarchical order, sound in its immaterial dimension or the book in its hyper materiality, silky textile or rough plastic, black or the most shimmering colours.
He took his first steps as an artist in the mid-90s, when he was barely 18 years old. From the outset his work took form through  performances that would earn him the cover of Revue Noire Madagascar in 1998.

He explores many disciplines, from fashion to design, video to photography, scenography to architecture, installations to visual arts. As a part of this first pioneering wave of contemporary Malagasy artists he also actively participates in the cultural and artistic development of his country (Fashion festival Manja in 1998, the Sanga dance festival in 2003, Photoana festival in 2005, personal project 30 and Presque-Songes in 2007 and 2011, Parlez-moi in 2016 ...). 

He first trained at an art school in Madagascar first and then rubbed shoulders with craftsmen, which put him in touch with many renowned international designers. 
His training took a decisive turn at the age of 20 in France when he began studying at the École spéciale d’architecture, in Paris. In 2005, he graduated as an architect, presenting a fully graphic and textile project, far from the classic architectural approach that his research director Odile Decq had recommended. Throughout his career, his work has been shown on five continents, including many prestigious international cultural institutions such as the Maxxi in Roma, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Smithsonian in Washington, the Centre Pompidou in Paris among many others. 
In 2016, he received the Arco Madrid Audemars Piguet Prize and in 2019 he represents Madagascar at the 58th International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale.

In 2020, the artist presents his project There Might Be No Other Place In The World As Good As Where I’m Going To Take You at 22nd Biennale of Sydney, in the spaces of Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Contempo- rary Art Australia. Joe?l Andrianomearisoa uses sheer black curtains to ini- tiate a series of veilings, creating a work that rests across and between mo- ments in the Gallery’s collections, occupying a liminal ‘edge’ space. Bearing poetic combinations of words and text, these fabric interventions constitute a playful counter-architecture.

Dallas Contemporary, USA, presents in 2020 Dallas Andrianomearisoa’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. the exhibition Serenade Is Not Dead highlights Andrianomearisoa’s architectural background throu- gh a carefully orchestrated grid presentation of his textile references to the body, serigraphic landscapes, appropriated and repackaged “sentimental products”, and sculptures offering a mini retrospective of the artist’s wor- king methods.

In October 2020 Joe?l Andrianomearisoa opened his solo show We Were So Very Much In Love at the Muse?e d’Art Roger Quilliot, in Clermont-Ferrand. In 2020 Joe?l Andrianomearisoa Joe?l Andrianomearisoa announces his colla- boration with Dior at the occasion of the Dior Lady Art #5.

In 2021 Andrianomearisoas continues to participate in several solo and group exhibitions and projects, including “Africa Universe-Part 2” at Primo Marella Gallery Milan; “Dear Summer” at Standing Pine in Japan; “Transla- tions Of All Our Lost Passions and Our Future Desires”, Kunsthalle Praha, among others.

Solo shows & projects (selected)

 

2021
Brise du rouge soleil /Tours et remparts d’aigues-mortes, / France

Les Herbes Folles du Vieux Logis / Salon d’art 2021 / Domai- ne de Chaumont-Sur-Loire

Translations Of All Our Lost Passions and Our Future Desires / Kunsthalle Praha

 

2020

We Were So Very Much in Love / Musée d’art Roger Quilliot / Clermont- Ferrand / France

Serenade is not dead / Dallas Contemporary / Dallas / USA

This evening the night doesn’t want to end / Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire / France

Ici nous portons tous les rêves du monde / Fdd HY ArtPlatform Antananarivo / Madagascar

Un artiste, un monument / Cmn Tours et remparts Aigues-mortes / France

Tba / Musée d’Art Roger Quillot / Clermont-Ferrand / France

 

2019

I have forgotten the night / Madagascar Pavilion / solo show / 58th Biennale di Venezia / Venice / Italy 

Almost home / Galerie RX / Paris / France

Tomorrow tomorrow those are flowers. So how about tomorrow ? / 

Sabrina Amrani / Madrid / Spain

Blue take me to the end of all loves / Primo Marella gallery / Milan / Italy

Cartography of desires, the space between us / Encounters Art Basel / Hong Kong

Le printemps / Muse / Monaco

2018

Solo show (tba) / Fundaçao Leal Rios / Lisbon / Portugal

The geometry of the angle as point of no return to dress the contemporary /

Primae Noctis / Lugano / Switzerland

Iarivo traduit de la nuit / Galerie Rx / Paris / France

Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections /

Fondation Zinsou & Musée Ouidah / Cotonou / Bénin

Solo show (tba) / Château D’Assier / Assier / France

Solo show (tba) / Centro de Arte Alcobendas / Alcobendas / Spain

 

2017

Sur un horizon infini se joue le théâtre de nos affections /

Fondation Zinsou & Musée Ouidah / Cotonou / Bénin

Les saisons de mon coeur / Sabrina Amrani / Madrid / Spain

Ausência / Uma Lulik / Lisbon / Portugal

Chanson de ma terre lointaine / Primo Marella / Milan / Italy

Sentimental Products / Musée Les Abattoirs / Toulouse / France

Le La Tour du Monde / Galeries Lafayette / Paris / France

Va et vient / Canal du Midi / France

A l’horizon de mes jours troubles / Galeries Lafayette / Toulouse / France

 

2016

The labyrinth of passions / Mykolas Zilinskas Art Museum / Kaunas / Lithuania

La maison sentimentale / solo project / Biennale de Dakar 2016 / Dakar / Sénégal

 

2015

Parlez-moi / Institut Français / Antananarivo / Madagascar

 

2014

Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa X Vendôme Luxury / Le Meurice & Hôtel D’Evreux / Paris / France

 

2013

SENTIMENTAL / Maison Revue Noire / Paris / France

 

2012

Waiting for the seventh day that will bring us together / Jack Bell Gallery / London / GB

 

2011

0621146952 / L’inlassable Galerie / Paris / France

En l’attente de l’aube qui nous surprendra aux rives du sommeil /

Nomad Gallery / Brussels / Belgium

Le temps d’une rencontre ou pour toujours /

Galerie Béatrice Binoche / Saint Denis / La Reunion island

Hôtel des Rêves / Hôtel du Louvre / Antananarivo / Madagascar

 

Group shows (selected)

2021
Africa Universe - Part 2 / Primo Marella Gallery / Milan / IT 

Dear Summer / Standing Pine / Nagoya / JP


2020
Africa Universe / Primae Noctis Art Gallery / Lugano / CH Africa Universe / Primo Marella Gallery / Milan / IT 

Kubatana / Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium / Norway Encounters Art Basel / Hong Kong

 

2018

African Metropolis / An imaginary city / Maxxi / Roma / Italy

Hello World / Hamburger Bahnhof Museum / Berlin / Germany

A Beast, A God, A Line / Museum of Modern Art Warsaw / Poland

Joël Andrianomearisoa & Abdoulaye Konaté / Richard Koh Fine Art / Kuala Lumpur

All things being equal / Inaugural show / Zeitz Mocaa / Cape town / South Africa

 

2017

BienalSur / Muntref - Avenida del Libertador / Buenos Aires / Argentina

Quart d’heure américain / Mains d’oeuvres / Saint Ouen / France

The black sphinx / Primo Marella / Milan / Italy

Autour du nouveau réalisme / Les Abattoirs / Toulouse / France

The white hunter / Frigoriferi Milanesi / Milan / Italy

Afriques Capitales / La Villette / Paris / France

Vers le Cap de Bonne Espérance / Gare Saint Sauveur / Lille / France

 

2016

Essentiel paysage / Macaal / Marrakech / Morocco

White surfaces / Primae Noctis Gallery / Lugano / Switzerland

Not really really / Frederic de Goldschmidt collection / Brussels / Belgium

 

2015

Rencontres photographiques / Bamako / Mali

Africa Africans /Museu Afro Brasil / Sao Paulo / Brasil

Divine Comedy / Smithsonian / Washington / USA

Lugano mostra bandiera / Lugano / Switzerland

Something else / Off Biennale Cairo / Egypt

 

2014

Political Patterns / Seoul Museum of Art / Seoul / Korea

Divine Comedy/ SCADMOA / Savannah / USA

Divine Comedy / MMK / Frankfurt / Germany

Biennale de Dakar 2014/ Senegal

Warm heart of Africa / Primae Noctis Gallery / Lugano / Switzerland

 

2013

Nouvelles vagues / Slmp / Palais de Tokyo/ Galerie de Roussan / Paris / France

L’échappée belle / Grand Palais / Paris / France

 

2012

The progress of love / Menil Collection / Houston / USA

 

2011

MiniArtextil 2011 / Milano & Como/ Italy

 

 

Selected public collections

 

Zeitz Mocaa - Cape Town - South Africa

Musée Les Abattoirs - Toulouse - France

Leal Rios Foundation - Lisbonne - Portugal

National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution in Washington 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 – Madagascar & USA

Koç Fondation – Istanbul – Turkey

Sindika Dokolo Fondation – Luanda - Angola

 

Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
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2021
Textile
120 x 70 cm
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2021 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm
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2021
Textile
120 x 70 cm
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2021 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm
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2021
Textile
130 x 90 cm
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2021 - Textile - 130 x 90 cm
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2021
Textile
130 x 90 cm
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2021 - Textile - 130 x 90 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled (chanson de ma terre lointaine series)
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2019
Textile
130 x 180 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled (chanson de ma terre lointaine series)
2019 - Textile - 130 x 180 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled (Chanson de ma terre lointaine series)
Untitled (Chanson de ma terre lointaine series)
2019
Textile
Cm 130 x 180
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled (Chanson de ma terre lointaine series)
2019 - Textile - Cm 130 x 180
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Sentimental garden, Serie 1
Sentimental garden, Serie 1
2019
Textiles
50 × 40 cm each.
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Sentimental garden, Serie 1
2019 - Textiles - 50 × 40 cm each.
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Labyrinth of Passions  (the Green process)
Labyrinth of Passions (the Green process)
2018
Textile
130 x 95 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Labyrinth of Passions (the Green process)
2018 - Textile - 130 x 95 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Labyrinth of Passions  (the Green process)
Labyrinth of Passions (the Green process)
2018
Textile
130 x 95 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Labyrinth of Passions (the Green process)
2018 - Textile - 130 x 95 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Chanson de ma terre lointaine
Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2018
Textiles
101 × 61 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2018 - Textiles - 101 × 61 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Fahavaratra Acte
Fahavaratra Acte
2018
Textile
160 x 100 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Fahavaratra Acte
2018 - Textile - 160 x 100 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Sérénade des hauts plateaux acte 4
Sérénade des hauts plateaux acte 4
2018
Textile
160 x 100 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Sérénade des hauts plateaux acte 4
2018 - Textile - 160 x 100 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
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2017
Textile
100 x 50 cm
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
2017 - Textile - 100 x 50 cm
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2017
Textile
100 x 50 cm
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2017 - Textile - 100 x 50 cm
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2016
Pvc
D cm 54
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2016 - Pvc - D cm 54
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2016
Pvc
D cm 63
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2016 - Pvc - D cm 63
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2016
Pvc
D cm 80
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2016 - Pvc - D cm 80
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
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2015
Paper collage on canvas
Cm 100 x 90
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
2015 - Paper collage on canvas - Cm 100 x 90
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2015
Paper collage on canvas
Cm 100 x 70
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Untitled
2015 - Paper collage on canvas - Cm 100 x 70
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Mali Mali
Mali Mali
2009
Textile
Cm 232 x 217
Joël Andrianomearisoa - Mali Mali
2009 - Textile - Cm 232 x 217