HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY celebrates and supports artistic creativity in Madagascar.
Dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art, the non-profit independant space for artists, initially opened to local audiences in February 2020 and will launch internationally in October 2021.
Under the artistic direction of Joël Andrianomearisoa, the 300 m2 space – located in the Ankadimbahoaka district in the south of the capital Antananarivo – contributes to dialogues between local and international art scenes, whilst affirming the uniqueness of Malagasy culture.
Free to visit and open to all, HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY offers a meeting place for artists and audiences across the globe. Alongside an ongoing exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions showcasing work from across Madagascar and beyond, HAKANTO offers spaces dedicated to artist residencies. Working to accelerate exchanges, strengthen skills and initiate creative projects which both represent and support the local art scene.
HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY is supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen. Understanding that art and culture are essential pillars of development, the FYH Endowment Fund promotes creativity for future generations.