Josep Maynou’s multidisciplinary approach comes together as a form of contemporary storytelling that situates itself beyond the traditional art formats, often leading to installations in places such as TV repair shops, private apartments, abandoned spaces, laundromats or second-hand stores. His rugs, like his posters or his lamps are inevitably transfigured when they enter the space of contemporary art but, once again, they become everyday objects and props for his performances.
Josep Maynou (b.1980, based in Berlin) studied Fine Arts at UB (Barcelona), Facultade Belas Artes Porto (Porto) and Middlesex University (London). Past solo shows include ENSEMBLE, survivre maintenant (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2019), 13 (Idealfrühstück, Paris, 2019), LE LUCKY (HVW8, Berlin, 2019), The Return of the Junker. JM2000 (Bombon projects, Barcelona 2019), Populaire (Lehman&Silva, Porto 2019), Leisure (Bombon Projects, Barcelona 2017), Thing1, Thing2 (Broken Dimanche, Berlin 2017), Things: To do (Beverly’s, NYC 2017) or The Ninja from Marrackech (Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin 2015). Recent group shows include Hunter of Worlds (Salts, Basel , 2018), Black garden (Galería L21, Palma de Mallorca 2013), Alpina huus (Le Commun, Geneve 2017) or The inclination of the jungle (Junefirst Gallery, Berlin 2015). Recent performances include TIME (The Institute for Endotic Research, Berlin 2019), Pane Per Poveri (Laatrac, Athens 2017), Making Public Program (Fundació Tapies, Barcelona 2017) and Material Art fair (Mexico City 2016).