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Joiri Minaya, studio self #2, 2020.

Joiri Minaya

Dominican-United Statesian, born 1990

Joiri Minaya (she/her/hers) is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist whose work investigates how the female body relates to the construction of identity, multicultural social spaces, and hierarchies. She is a 2021–22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow; a 2020 recipient of the New York Artadia Award; and has participated in residencies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY (2021); Art Omi, Ghent, NY (2019); and the Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (2018–19). Minaya’s work has been exhibited across the US, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean.

See more of Minaya's work at her website: joiriminaya.com.

I'm strongly thinking of people who look like me or have experiences like mine, of being an immigrant or being a Black woman or Latina woman—but then at the same time, I'm aware that I'm using [these] codes that have been put together by imperial and colonial systems, so they're very accessible by all sorts of demographics because it's the product of our history.

Joiri Minaya

Joiri Minaya (Dominican-American, born 1990). #dominicanwomengooglesearch, 2016. Digital prints on Sintra with tropical-print fabric backing, suspended from ceiling. Installation at William Paterson University, New Jersey, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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