Joiri Minaya is a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator. Her work deals with identity, otherness, self-consciousness and displacement, navigating binaries in search of in-betweenness and investigating the female body within constructions of identity, social space and hierarchies.
Minaya graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales (ENAV) in Santo Domingo, D. R. in 2009, the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, D.R. in 2011 and Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2013.
Exhibitions include a solo show at the Centro de la Imagen in Santo Domingo and group shows in New York, Boston, Spain, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. Minaya is the recipient of a main award in the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes in 2014 and the Great Prize in the XXVII National Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo in 2013. She has participated in the 2015 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, the 2014 L-EST European Performing Arts, Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale, Montbéliard, France, the 2013 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture arts residency and will begin a residency at Guttenberg Arts this winter.
Minaya lives and works in Manhattan, US, maintaining a strong artistic presence in the Dominican Republic.