Joël Andrianomearisoa

Exhibitions

Biography

Joël Andrianomearisoa was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1977. He lives and works between Antananarivo and Paris, France.

Andrianomearisoa originally studied at the Institut Métiers Arts Plastiques. He obtained a diploma degree in architecture from Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris, France in 2003.

Solo presentations include: De Profundis, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2015); Je ne suis plus une femme noire, Kinani Festival, Maputo, Mozambique (2015); a special project in Tu M’Aimes at the 10th Bamako Encounters Biennial of African Photography, Mali (2015); Perfection, the grave of our own existence, Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany (2014); Sentimental, Maison Revue Noire, Paris, France (2013); Une Histoire, Centre Culturel Albert Camus, Antananarivo (2008) and Black Out, mentalKLINIK project space, Istanbul (2007).

Recent group exhibitions include the touring show The Divine Comedy – Heaven, Purgatory And Hell Revisited By Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA (2015) touring from SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA (2014-15) and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2014); L’échappée belle, Grand Palais, Paris, France (2013) and The Progress of Love, a collaborative project between the Menil Collection, Houston; Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis at the Menil Collection, Houston, USA (2012).

He has participated in the Biennale de Dakar, Senegal, (2014), the 12th International Cairo Biennale (2010), Africa Now! (2008), the 8th Bamako Encounters Biennial of African Photography, Mali (2009) and the 9th Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2006).

His solo publications include The Labyrinth of Passions, produced with his presentation for the Audemars Piguet Prize, Arco 2016, and three artist’s books published by Revue Noire: Sentimental Products – Joël Andrianomearisoa, Revue Noire & Vendôme Luxury, 2014; Sentimental: Joël Andrianomearisoa, Artist Book, 2012; and Une première: Jöel Andrianomerisoa, a limited edition of 2000 in 2001.

Education

2003

Architecte DESA, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris, France.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

A L’Horizon de mes Jours Troubles, installation as part of Africa Now season, Galeries Lafayette, Toulouse, France.

Le la tour du monde, installation as part of Africa Now season, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris, France.

Chanson de ma terre lointaine, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.

La Bibliothèque Sentimentale, Musée les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France.

Sentimental Products, Musée les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France.

2016

Last Year in Antananarivo, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK. 

Labyrinth of Passions, Kaunas in Art Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania.

La Maison SentimentaleDak’Art 2016: The 12th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal

The Labyrinth of Passions, ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain.

2015

De Profundis, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2014

Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa X Vendôme Luxury, Le Meurice and Hôtel D’Evreux, Paris, France. (C)

Perfection, the grave of our own existence, Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany.

2013

Sentimental, Maison Revue Noire, Paris, France.

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, France.

Hôtel des Rêves, Hôtel du Louvre, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

2010

A perfect kind of love, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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, Institut Français, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

2007

Black out, Mentalklinik project space, Istanbul, Turkey.

2004

Bar, CCAC, Institut Français Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Bir Gece (One night), Maçka Gallery: Mentalklinik, Infist, Istanbul, Turkey.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

UNTITLED, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.

Vers le Cap de Bonne Esperance, curated by Simon Njami, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France.

The White Hunter, Frigoriferi Milanesi Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy.

Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, La Villette, Paris, France.

2016

Essentiel Paysage, Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco.

White Surfaces, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.

Tropicália, L'Inlassable Galerie, Paris, France.

Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, aicon gallery, New York, USA.

Not Really Really, Frederic de Goldschmidt collection, Brussels, Belgium.

Virage, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France.

Art Projects, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India.

Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), Boston, MA, USA.

2015

Broken English, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.

Tu M’Aimes, Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie 10e édition, Musée National du Mali, Bamako, Mali.

Parlez Moi: A Project by Joël Andrianomearisoa and Omar Victor Diop, co-production of the Institut Français de Madagascar and Courants d’art Saint-Denis de La Réunion, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

The Divine Comedy, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA.

You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett, Portugal.

Africa Africans, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, USA.

2014

Schwerelos, Arthohler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Destination…1:54, Prima Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.

African Contemporary Art, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

A bitter sweet legacy, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France.

Warm Heart Of Africa, Prime Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.

Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.

Textile languages, Thalie Art Project, Brussels, Belgium.

The Divine Comedy, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA.

The Divine Comedy, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. (C)

Dak’Art 2014: The 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal.

Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, USA.

2013

Periféeriques, Jacmel, Haiti.

Epures, 7.5 club, Paris, France.

Nouvelles vagues, SLM, Palais de Tokyo, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France.

L’échappée belle, Grand Palais, Paris, France.

2012

The progress of love, Menil Collection, Houston, USA.

Sericum Graphein, Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France.

21X29.7, Galerie de Roussan, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France.

Drive My Car, Galería Tagomago, Barcelona, Spain.

Miniartextil Montrouge, Hotel de Ville de Montrouge, Montrouge, France.

2011

Miniartextil Milano: L’Arte Tessile in Anteprima al White, MyOwnGallery, Milan, Italy.

Miniartextil Como: Energheia, Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy.

VideoBuro #4, Paris, France.

Eat Me, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Africa!, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France.

2010

In Context, South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA.

Africa assume Art Position!, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy. (C)

12th Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt.

Docks en ciel, Paris, France.

3rd Sinopale Biennal, Sinop, Turkey.

Winter Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In Context, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Off the wall, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

A Collective Diary, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2009

Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie 8eme édition, Musée National du Mali, Bamako, Mali. (C)

Sphères, Le Moulin, France.

Regard special sur la Turqui, Ecole spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France.

Panaf, Festival panafricain d'Alger, Relectures, Algiers, Algeria. (C)

20 ans et encore à la mode, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Cholet, France.

Africa now!, World Bank, Washington, USA. (C)

Revue Noire Collection, NAAC Atelier, Nantes, France.

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2008

Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, New York. USA. (C)

Black Paris - Black Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. (C)

2007

L’invention de la mémoire, Saint Denis, La Réunion.

Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa.

Gooood Food bis, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bidibidibidiboo, Ecole des beaux-arts Le Port, Reunion Island.

Paris Black, Museum der welt kulturen, Frankfurt, Germany.

Propos libres, La Passerelle, Saint Brieuc, France.

2006

Biennale du Design, Saint Etienne, France.

Dressing the contemporary, PROGR, Bern, Switzerland.

Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Paris Black, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany.

9th La Habana Biennale, Havana, Cuba. (C)

2005

Africa Remix, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK.

2004

Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany. (C)

Du Bosphore à la Moine, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Cholet, France. (C)

Lille 2004, Roubaix phare textile, Musée d’Art et d’industrie la Piscine, Roubaix, France. (C)

2001

Archicouture, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Sand und seide, Ifa, Stuttgart, Germany. (C)

2000

Paris pour escal, ARC, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France. (C)

Fun five fun story, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (C)

Performances & Events

2016

Je Ne Suis Plus une Femme Noire (stage design for dance performance in collaboration with chorographer and dancer Kettly Noël), Schauspielhaus, Chemnitz, Germany.

Sentimental Party by Joël Andrianomearisoa: A rendez-vous with the night to conjure up the unforgettable and the inconsolable that the day has left behind (performance in association with the Embassy of Switzerland in India, India Art Fair, Sabrina Amrani Gallery and Revue Noir Paris), Embassy of Switzerland in India, New Delhi, India.

2015

Je ne suis plus une femme noire, Kinani Festival, Maputo, Mozambique.

Monographs

2016

The Labyrinth of Passions, Ademars Piguet Prize, ARCOmadrid 2016

2015

Parlez Moi, Un projet de Joël Andrianomearisoa & Omar Victor Diop, l’Intitut Français de Madagasikara, Antananarivo.

2014

Sentimental Products - Joël Andrianomearisoa, Revue Noire & Vendôme Luxury

2012

Sentimental: Joël Andrianomearisoa, Artist Book. Revue Noire

2001

Une première: Jöel Andrianomerisoa, Artist Book, Edition of 2000 Revue Noire

Publications

2014

Ambrožič, Mara, Njami, Simon (eds.), The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany 2014. (C)

2012

Andrianomearisoa, Joël (ed.), 30 et presque-songes, Revue Noire, 2012

2010

Konaté, Yacouba (coe.), Africa, Assume Art Position!, Galleria Primo Marella, Milan, Italy, 2010. (C)

2009

Cornell, Lauren and Gioni, Massimiliano and Hoptman, Laura (eds.), Younger Than Jesus, Artist Directory, Phaidon, New York, 2009. Michket Krifa, Frontières: Rencontres de Bamako, Actes Sud, 2009. (C) Panaf, Relectures, Algiers, Algeria, 2009. (C)

2008

Golden, Thelma (coe.), Flow, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2008 Galvani, Marina (coe.), Africa now! Emerging talents on a continent on the move, World Bank, Washington DC, 2008. (C) Boucher, Martine (coe.), Black Paris-Black Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2008. (C)

2006

Savoye, Céline (coe.), Gooood food, Gooood food bis, Biennale Internationale de Design St. Etienne, France, 2006. (C) Cairns, Stephen (ed.), 9th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba, 2006. (C)

2004

Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Njami, Simon, (coe.), Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2004. (C) Du Bosphore à la Moine: aspects de l'art contemporain de la Turquie à la France, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Cholet, France, 2004. (C)

2005

Morgaine, Alice (coe.), Roubaix Phare Textile, Lille 2004, Roubaix, France, 2005. (C)

2001

Ifa Galerie Stuttgart (ed.), Sand und Seide: Mode made in Africa; Alphadi, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Oumou Sy, Ifa, 2001. (C)

2000

Marthine-Tayou, Pascale, Fun five fun story, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2000 VHS video. (C) Paris Musées (ed.), Paris pour escale: exposition, Paris, ARC, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, 2000. (C)

1998

Fall, N'Goné (ed.), Revue noire 29: Angola, Revue noire, Paris, France, June 1998

Biography & Press

2017

Bower, Ric, That Beautiful Kiss That Doesn’t Happen, CCQ Magazine, Issue 11, January 2017, pp. 54-58

2016

Heddaya, Mostafa, Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures,blouinartinfo.com, 15th June 2016

Disser, Nicole, 16 Works We Loved at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, bedfordandbowery.com, 10th May 2016

Pivin, J.L., The Sentimental House of Joël Andrianomearisoa, Revue Noire, April 2016

Pivin, J.L., The Beloved Dakar Biennial 2016, Revue Noire, May 2016

Azimi, Roxana, Dak’Art 2016 : du chaos surgit une très belle exposition internationale, lemonde.fr, 4 May 2016.

López, Ianko, ‘Lo sentimental es una postura y un acto político’, revistavanityfair.com, 24th February 2016.

Rackowe, Nathaniel, JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA INTERVIEW, Scandale Project, 2016

2015

Vilmer, Fiona, Joel Andrianomearisoa Interview, Scandale Project, 2015

Gleeson, Bridget, A Journey through Six Stages of Emotion with Madagascan Artist Joël Andrianomearisoa, Artsy.net, 20th May 2015

2014

----, Dak’Art 2014: Interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa,1-54.com, -

----, Interview: Joel Andrianomearisoa, oaknyc.com, 26th September 2014

2010

Kruger, Murray, A Perfect Kind of Love, artthrob.co.za, October 2010

2008

Out of Africa, Whatever Africa May Be, Flow at the Studio Museum, New York Times, April 2008.

Adriamirado, Virginie, Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, April 2008.

Galvani, Marina (coe.), Africa now! Emerging talents on a continent on the move, Brochure siteresources.worldbank.org, 2008.

2007

Landi, Raubenheimer, Africa Remix at the JAGArtthrob, September 2007.

2004

Dak’Art 2014: Interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa, 1-54.com, 2004.

2001

Pivin, Jean Loup, Une premiere Jöel Andrianomerisoa / Monography, Revue Noir No. 35, 2001.

1997

Pivin, Jean Loup, Jöel Andrianomerisoa – the war of the senses, Revue Noir, No. 26, 1997.

Awards

2016

IV Audemars Piguet Award, ARCOmadrid.

Collections

UNTITLED, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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 Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda, Angola.