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: SELF BAZAR, UNA Galleria, Piacenza (2021); This must be the place, L+S Projects, Porto (2020); To bow at the beginning not at the end, Collection Born, Munique (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: For some bags under the eyes, Sans titre, Paris (2021); Dança de Retorno, Lehmann + Silva, Porto (2021); Indoor Images, Pas une Orange, Barcelona (2021); Thundercage. Edition 19, Paris (2020); THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, L+S Projects, Porto (2020); Textus ex Machina. Cu, aqb PROJECT SPACE, Budapest (2919); Hunter of World, Salts, Basel (2018); Supersimetrica, Matadero, Madrid (2018); How to do things…, Lehmann + Silva, Porto (2017); Black garden, Galería L21, Palma de Mallorca (2013); Alpina huus, Le Commun, Geneve (2017); A Lovers Discord, Moca, London (2016); Warped Miami, GSL Projekt, Miami Basel, Miami (2015) or The inclination of the jungle, Junefirst Gallery, Berlin (2015). Recent performances include ONE NIGHT DANCE, SPACED OUT x PSM Gallery, Brandenburg (2020); ENSEMBLE, survivre maintenant, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); 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 at Mexico City (2016).