Josep Maynou (b.1980, based in Paris) studied Fine Arts at UB (Barcelona), Faculta de Belas ArtesPorto (Porto) and Middlesex University (London).
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 contexts 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.
Past solo shows include POPULAIRE. Curated by Arielle Bier, Lehmann + Silva, Porto (Portugal), Souk de Ouf. Metaxu, Toulon (France), Leisure (Bombon Projects, Barcelona), Thing1, Thing2 (Broken Dimanche, Berlin), Things: To do (Beverly’s, NYC) or The Ninja from Marrackech (Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin).
Recent performances include Pane Per Poveri (Laatrac, 14 th Documenta, Athens), Making Public Program (Fundació Tapies, Barcelona) and at Material Art fair (Mexico City).