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b. 1977, Madagascar

Joël Andrianomearisoa Biography

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.

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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 intant 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. Andrianomearisoa has participated in a number of group shows, including 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 solo shows include Bir Gece, a one-night performance and installation in Istanbul, 2004; Habillé - Deshabillé, a performance/video piece in Stockholm Moderna Museet and Saint-Brieuc, 2009; Sentimental at la Maison Revue Noire Paris, 2013.

Text courtesy Sabrina Amrani.

Joël Andrianomearisoa Featured Artworks

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Dancing with the angels VII by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels VII, 2021Mixed media
100 x 50 x 50 cm
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Dancing with the angels VI by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels VI, 2021Mixed media
140 x 50 x 50 cm
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Dancing with the angels V by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels V, 2021Mixed media
180 x 100 x 100 cm
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Dancing with the angels IV by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels IV, 2021Mixed media
190 x 55 x 55 cm
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Dancing with the angels III by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels III, 2021Mixed media
210 x 130 x 130 cm
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Dancing with the angels II by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels II, 2021Mixed media
220 x 80 x 80 cm
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Dancing with the angels I by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels I, 2021Mixed media
260 x 80 x 80 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
The leaving song by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaThe leaving song, 2021Pastel on linen
44 x 33.5 cm
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Joël Andrianomearisoa Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Dancing with the Angels at Sabrina Amrani, Sallaberry, 52, Madrid
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23 January–28 March 2021 Joël Andrianomearisoa Dancing with the Angels Sabrina AmraniSallaberry, 52, Madrid
Contemporary art exhibition, Group show, Ver Versus Ver II at Sabrina Amrani, Sallaberry, 52, Madrid
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21 October–26 November 2020 Group show Ver Versus Ver II Sabrina AmraniSallaberry, 52, Madrid
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Ver versus ver at Sabrina Amrani, Sallaberry, 52, Madrid
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4 July–8 August 2020 Group Exhibition Ver versus ver Sabrina AmraniSallaberry, 52, Madrid

Joël Andrianomearisoa Represented By

Joël Andrianomearisoa In Ocula Magazine

Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Feature Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim.

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Joël Andrianomearisoa In Related Press

The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale 30 April 2019, The Art Newspaper

There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries...

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“Ravelled Threads” Brings Contemporary Perspectives to Traditions in African Cloth Related Press “Ravelled Threads” Brings Contemporary Perspectives to Traditions in African Cloth 26 June 2018, Art & Object

A powerful new exhibition at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, Ravelled Threads brings together work by ten African artists utilising fabric in different ways. Cloth has cultural and spiritual significance throughout Africa, with a long history of use in storytelling, historical record keeping, political activism, and cultural expression.

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Art served fresh, South Asian-style Related Press Art served fresh, South Asian-style 30 January 2017, BLink

The focus on South Asia appears to be an enduring one for the India Art Fair (IAF). In 2016, we saw a pronounced emphasis on Bangladesh and Nepal, and this year too we are going to see more art from these regions, as well as from Sri Lanka. This of course will be in addition to a strong presence of indigenous art from around India. Neha Kirpal is...

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"LO SENTIMENTAL ES UNA POSTURA Y UN ACTO POLÍTICO" Related Press "LO SENTIMENTAL ES UNA POSTURA Y UN ACTO POLÍTICO" 24 February 2016, Vanity Fair

Y nosotros entrevistamos a su ganador, el artista malgache Joël Andrianomearisoa, que ya ha instalado en la sala VIP de ARCO su pieza The Labyrinth of Passions. Cada año desde hace ya cuatro, en el contexto de ARCO se entrega el premio Audemars Piguet, dotado con 15.000 euros destinados a la producción de una obra artística. La obra se expone...

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