Born in 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar, JoÃ«l Andrianomearisoa is an artist living and working between Paris and Magnat-l’Ãˆtrange, both in France, and Antananarivo. He obtained a diploma in architecture from Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris, in 2003. In 2016, he received the Arco Madrid Audemars Piguet Prize.
In 2019, Andrianomearisoa represented Madagascar at the 58th Biennale di Venezia, and his work has been exhibited in leading global institutions such as MAXXI, Rome (2018); the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2015); Hamburg Bahnhof, Berlin (2010) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005). Recent commissions and exhibitions can be found at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (November 2021); Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town (August 2022) and MACAAl, Marrakech (September 2022).
Andrianomearisoa launched two public sculptures in Antananarivo in October 2021, supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen. His work forms part of the important international collections of the Smithsonian, Washington DC; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Collection Yavarhoussen, Antananarivo and the Museum Sztuki, ÅódÅº.
He is the founder and artistic director of Hakanto Contemporary, a non-profit, independent space for artists in Antananarivo, Madagascar, supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen.
Image credit: Isac JÃºnior