Joël Andrianomearisoa
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Born in 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar, he lives and works between Paris and Antananarivo.

Joël Andrianomearisoa is the artistic director of Hakanto Contemporary, Madagascar.

Joël Andrianomearisoa founded and leads the artistic development and curation at Hakanto Contemporary since its opening in February 2020, uniting his roles as both an artist and a supporter of the cultural and artistic promotion of Madagascar internationally. He represented Madagascar at the 58th Biennale di Venezia in 2019, and his work has been exhibited in leading global institutions including MAXXI, Rome; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. As a cultural supporter, he founded 30 and Presque-Songes (2007, 2011), a multi-platform project dedicated to the works of Malagasy poet Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo. He has also collaborated on the Sanga dance festival (2003) and Photoana festival (2005).