Joël Andrianomearisoa, Chanson de ma terre lointaine, 2017, Textile, 120 x 70 cm each. Courtesy of Primo Marella Gallery
Joël Andrianomearisoa, Chanson de ma terre lointaine, 2017, Textile, 120 x 70 cm each. Courtesy of Primo Marella Gallery  

Joël Andrianomearisoa’s wide-ranging practice encompasses sculpture, installation, design and performance. Using diverse media, his work explores the nuances of space, texture and dimensionality, often with an emphatically singular use of black. Traces of history, memory, sentimentality and the urban landscape are defining undercurrents in his work.

Andrianomearisoa was selected for Afrique Capitales, 100% Afriques, La Villette, Paris (2017) and the 12th edition of Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2016), with his installation La Maison Sentimentale. Andrianomearisoa has participated in exhibitions at Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech (2016–17); the National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (2015); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2014) and Maison Revue Noire, Paris (2013), among others. He was the 2016 recipient of the IV Audemars Piguet Award at ARCOmadrid, Madrid.