Joiri Minaya

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EDUCATION
2013
BFA, Fine Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, U.S.
2011
Associate’s Degree, Fine Arts, Altos de Chavón, La Romana, D.R.
2009
Associate’s Degree, Fine Arts, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, D.R.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions and Projects
2016
#dominicanwomengooglesearch, Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, U.S.
Uncatered, Guttenberg Arts, NJ, U.S.
Redecode: a tropical theme is a great way to create a fresh, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere (commission), El Museo del Barrio, NY, U.S.
2015
Doméstica Foránea, Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Performances
2015
Sunset Slit, part of the performance series Hard Work, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture NY office. Also performed at the exhibition The Sphinx Returns at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Sábila / Leche, part of the exhibition R^+u@L$ at No Holds Barred, New York, NY.
Even the palms, dem bow, a collaboration with Ian Deleón, part of the program for the exhibition Field Notes, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY.
2014
Siboney, performed at the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, D.R.
Prudencia, performed at May Day: Todo Bajo Control, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston.
Canela |ka.’n/e/.la|, performed at Arriba y Abaho, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
2013
Satisfecha, performed at the XXVII Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Group Exhibitions
2016
Living in My Skin, Río III Gallery, Broadway Housing Communities, NY, U.S.
Samsøñ Gallery selection of works for NADA Art Fair, NY, U.S.
Gloria, Casa Quien, Santo Domingo, D.R.
Remix en Caraïbe at Tropiques Atrium, Fort-de-France, Martinique.
2015
Power, Protest and Resistance, Rush Arts Gallery, NY, U.S.
Field Notes: Extracts, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
No / Eres / Tu, / Soy / Yo, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, D.R.
Transmissions 3 Festival, Lightcube Film Society, Centro Cervantes, New Delhi, India.
2014
Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
Art, Art, Art: The Modern Woman, Raw Space, New York, NY, U.S.
Hinterlands: Nuevos Paisajes, Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, D.R.
2013
Immigrant too, NoMAA Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
Premio Joven de la Imagen, Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, D.R.
ttff/13 + ARC Magazine New Media 2013, part of the Trinity & Tobago Film Festival 2013, Trinidad y Tobago.
Abject Beauty, Postcript Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.
Crossing Screens, Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
Status Quo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D.R.
Women in the Heights: Celebrations, NoMAA Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
2012[Ciclo Nómada], La Tabacalera, Madrid, España.
Threaded Conversations, The New School of Design, New York, NY, U.S.
2010
IV International Trienal of Ceramic Tile, Centro León, Santiago, D.R.

AWARDS
2015
Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant
Audience Award, XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, D.R.
2014
Great Prize XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, D.R.
2013
Exhibition Prize 2014, Centro de la Imagen, Santo Domingo, R.D.
Great Prize XXVII Bienal de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sto. Dgo., R.D.
2011
Bluhdorn + Parsons Scholarships

RESIDENCIES
2016
Smack Mellon Artist in Residency, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
Bronx Museum’s AIM Program, Bronx, NY, U.S.
Guttemberg Arts’ Space and Time Artist Winter Residency, New Jersey, U.S.
2015
NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
2014
L-EST European Performing Arts and Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale, Montbéliard, France.
2013
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, U.S.

TALKS & PANELS
2016
#dominicanwomengooglesearch, artist talk at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, U.S.
Lucky Sevens: An Art Salon: 7 artists, 7 minutes, 7 slides, El Museo Del Barrio, NY, U.S.
Women in Print: Latin America, The 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
2014
Navigating Binaries, Searching for In-betweenness, Artist talk at the 9th International Symposium of Art History and Criticism at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Santo Domingo, D.R.
Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, The Talks Lounge at VOLTA NY Art Fair, NY, U.S.

TEXT / PRESS
Nature Pops at Wave Hill. Paul Laster, Whiteout Magazine, July 31, 2016.
“Field Notes” Uses Visual Art to Explore Caribbean Heritage. Martha Schwendener, The New York Times, September 10, 2015.
Dispatch: Dominican Republic. Pablo León de la Barra, the Guggenheim blog, May 13th, 2015.

BLESI DOUB. HERIDAS DOBLES. DUAL WOUNDS. multimedia text by Alanna Lockward for Emisférica, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2015.
XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes. Guadalupe Cassasnovas, Arquitexto, April 2015.
50 años del concurso Eduardo León Jimenes: Un producto artístico y cultural. Delia Blanco, Periódico Hoy, Dec 13, 2014.
Joiri Minaya en entrevista íntima sobre el proceso de creación de Siboney. Sara Hermann, Centro León website, Nov 29, 2014.
Los bríos de la nueva generación en el contexto artístico local. Lilian Carrasco, El Caribe Newspaper, Nov 25, 2014.
Joiri Minaya, la artista valiente. Indhira Suero, Listín Diario Newspaper, Nov 9, 2014.
Camaleónica por convicción. María Natalia Cantisano Nachón, Listín Diario Newspaper, Nov 8, 2014.
Una bienal para la historia. Luis Beiro. Listín Diario Newspaper. Nov 2, 2014.
Joiri Minaya: Form(ing) History. Blake Daniels, ARC Magazine, Oct 20, 2014.
Review of the performance Prudencia. Ian Deleón, Artist blog, May 6, 2014.
Catalog of the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes. Centro León Jiménes, 2015.
Under the Cloak of the Self-Evident – A diary of ARC’s Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion. Tiana Reid, ARC Magazine, April 14, 2014.
Ninguna de mis obras había sido difundida con anterioridad, Joiri Minaya ganadora de
la 27 Bienal. Gisela Paredes, Diario Libre Newspaper, Nov 8, 2013.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance highlights ‘Celebrations’ in 4th annual ‘Women in the Heights’ exhibition. Jheanel Walters, The Daily News, March 10, 2013.

Catalog of the IV International Triennial of Ceramic Tile. Centro León Jiménes, 2010.

Ninguna de mis obras había sido difundida con anterioridad, Joiri Minaya ganadora de la 27 Bienal. Gisela Paredes, Diario Libre Newspaper, Nov 8, 2013.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance highlights ‘Celebrations’ in 4th annual ‘Women in the Heights’ exhibition. Jheanel Walters, The Daily News, March 10, 2013.

Catalog of the IV International Triennial of Ceramic Tile. Centro León Jiménes, 2010.

WRITING
Tajada de Mango. Joiri Minaya Féliz. Recetas del Caribe, a project by Karmadavis for Acento, April 12, 2016.
Even the Palms, Dem Bow. Ian Deleón and Joiri Minaya, Incident Magazine, January 11, 2016.
Contexto de Creación: [Ni] de Aquí, [Ni] de Allá. Joiri Minaya, ONTO, June 2015

ARTIST STATEMENT
My ideas are concerned with otherness, self-consciousness and displacement. I’ve made work inspired by women in my family, labor, dislocation, psychology, myth, art history, magic realism and symbols. I interrogate the way in which historical hierarchies inform and condition current identity constructions. I’m specifically interested in how these constructions manifest through the(mostly female) body: how they are received, internalized and then regurgitated by it.Living in the United States after growing up in the Dominican Republic (and having lived inBelgium for a while) has made me aware of my own difference and subjectivity depending . This has made my work transition from being focused in identity constructions in a local and intimate manner (meditating on race and gender roles in relation to domesticity, family structure and my upbringing) to acknowledging wider landscapes, examining transnational and
transcultural exchanges. Iʼve started imagining myself through the lens of the perception of others and using this constant self-awareness as a point of departure to make art.My current work focuses in the construction of the female subject in relation to nature in a “tropical” context, shaped by a foreign Gaze that demands leisure and pleasure. Like nature, femininity has been imagined and represented in multiple contexts throughout history as idealized, tamed, conquered / colonized and exoticized. Iʼm currently revising existing cultural products that engage in this form of representation and incorporating them, critically, in my work.

My process is an ongoing exploration across media: a painting or sculpture might be a departing point or a key element in a subsequent video or a performance (or viceversa), and they might all be included in the final piece or develop independently. Performativity has gained an important space in my practice: even when the work is not a performance, it usually entails an exploration of performativity within representation. The constant in my work is the presence of the body andthe interest in creating distinct power positions with it, often contradictory but operating simultaneously, creating complex forms of agency. The goal is to navigate binaries in search ofin-betweenness, trying to both fulfill and sabotage expectations at once.