Biennale of Sydney

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Joël Andrianomearisoa, The Cartographies of Desire, the space between us, 2019, medium, dimensions variable, Installation view, At Encounters Sector, Sabrina Amrani, Art Basel Hong Kong, Photograph: Kitmin Lee, Courtesy the artist and Sabrina Amrani

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Born 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lives and works in Paris, France and Antananarivo, Madagascar


The work of Joël Andrianomearisoa develops around a non-explicit, often abstract narration, which can be perceived but to which a name cannot be put. 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 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.

Exhibited Artwork

Joël Andrianomearisoa, THERE MIGHT BE NO OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD AS GOOD AS WHERE I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU, 2020, textile. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the Consulate General of France in Sydney. Courtesy the artist and Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid

Photograph: Joël Andrianomearisoa, THERE MIGHT BE NO OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD AS GOOD AS WHERE I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU, Installation view (2020) photographed in the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

Location: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Joël Andrianomearisoa, THERE MIGHT BE NO OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD AS GOOD AS WHERE I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU, 2020, textile. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the Ambassade de France en Australie. Courtesy the artist and Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid.

Location: Art Gallery of New South Wales