Artist Profile: Joiri Minaya
Joiri Minaya, Tropticon, 2018, Photo by Sara Morgan
Joiri Minaya (b. New York, NY in 1990; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2013. She frequently brings her experience of having lived in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. to her art with an acute awareness of differences in cultural contexts. She explores concepts of representation, gender roles, identity construction, migration, and nature.
Minaya has had solo exhibitions in Guttenberg Arts, NJ (2016), El Museo del Barrio, NY (2016), and Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, DR (2015). Her works have also been in numerous group exhibitions, for example, Gardens of the Minds, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2017), Latinx@mericañaza, Samsøñ, Boston, MA (2016), and Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (2014), among others. She has an upcoming show at Towson University, Maryland in September 2018.
1. As part of the Park’s Sculpture Studio art-making program for teens, students create a temporary giant inflatable sculpture emanating from Minaya’s project in fall 2018.
Image by Sara Morgan
2. As part of The Socrates Annual exhibition Closing Party on March 24th, Minaya invites three artists – Beatrice Glow, Lucia Monge, and Edua Restrepo Castaño – to activate her project with a series of performances. Learn More>