Joiri Minaya

April 2023

Joiri Minaya (1990) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work navigates binaries in search of in-betweenness, investigating the female body within constructions of identity, multicultural social spaces, and hierarchies. Recent works focus on questioning historic and contemporary representations of Black and Brown womanhood in relation to an imagined tropical identity from a decolonial stance. Born in New York City, she grew up in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011), and Parsons the New School for Design (2013). She has participated in residencies that include Art Omi, BronxArtSpace, Bronx Museum AIM Program, Guttenberg Arts, ISCP, Lower East Side Printshop, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, New Wave, Red Bull House of Art Detroit, Silver Art Projects, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Smack Mellon, Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale, and Vermont Studio Center. Minaya has exhibited internationally across the Caribbean and the US. She is a grantee from BRIC’s Colene Art Brown’s Award, the Great Prize of the XXVII Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno (D.R)., the Exhibition Prize Centro de la Imagen (D.R.), the Great prize and the Audience Award XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Jerome Hill, the Joan Mitchell Foundation (Emerging Artist and Painters and Sculptors Grants), NY Artadia, the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (Emerging Artist Grant), and Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. Minaya’s work is in the collections of the Centro León Jiménes, El Museo del Barrio, the Kemper Museum, and the Santo Domingo Museo de Arte Moderno, as well as several private collections.

This residency is additionally supported by The Darryl Chappell Foundation