BFA Alum Joiri Minaya To Feature In Multiple Shows

Joiri Minaya, BFA Fine Arts ’13, is having her works featured in the following shows, and invites you to join any and all of the receptions and shows to which you are able to attend:

Gardens of the Mind
October 6, 2017 – December 18, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 6 pm
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Using large scale installation, sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking, artists Barbara Bullock, Martha Jackson Jarvis, E.J. Montgomery, Joiri Minaya and Glynnis Reed examine links between history, memory, and the natural environment. The artists consider our relationship with nature and how the mind itself is a field, which is developed and nurtured to promote creative, spiritual and intellectual growth. More info here.

Re: Encounter
Dede Brown and Joiri Minaya
October 13, 2017 – November 12, 2017
Opening reception: Oct 13, 6 pm
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas 

Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets, Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Re: Encounter brings together Dominican-born, New York-based artist Joiri Minaya and Bahamian artist Dede Brown, who have developed new works that continue the trajectory of their practices that speak towards issues of being postcolonial subjects. Each artist uses feminized forms of representations found in nature and the female body to confront patriarchy, the rigidity of history and the stronghold and cautions of colonial narratives.
More info, including a beautifully written, in depth release by curator Holly Bynoe, here.

Containers as part of the exhibition Call & Response
October 21, 2 pm – 4 pm
Wave Hill
675 W 252nd St, Bronx, NY 10471

Spread around the Monocot garden wearing “tropical” pattern bodysuits, several women hold poses predetermined by the shape of the suit they wear. Site-specific narratives coming out of concealed speakers will meditate on immigration, landscape, camouflage, assimilation, otherness, refusal (of the gaze, of the availability of one’s image) obfuscation and (in)visibility.
During silence in between “posing shifts,” performers can take the mask or other parts of their suits off, stretch, talk to audience members or change location before their next shift when the audio restarts.
Call & Response, honors the tenth anniversary of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, focusing on site-specificity as it relates to the projects that have been exhibited there.
More info here.

Soft Glances
Opening Reception: October 155 – 8 pm
143 – 21 84th Rd, Briarwood (Queens), NY 11435

This show meditates on how artists interact with or question space in their daily lives. Works by Estelle Maisonett, Manuela Gonzalez, Joiri Minaya, Tal Gilboa & Elizabeth Steel Kleberg, Marissa Racaniello, Christina Granham, Theresa Daddezio, Daniela Gomez Paz.

Opening Reception: Tuesday October 176 – 8 pm
Closing Reception: Friday October 276 – 8 pm
Aronson Gallery and Lobby
Parsons School of Design
66 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001

Out of our own need to create self-defined spaces, this exhibition will highlight Parsons alumni of color who address race and identity as a central theme in their art and design practices. More info here.

Saturday, October 211 – 6 pm and Sunday, October 2212 – 6 pm
Artist Panel Talk: October 215 – 6pm
After-Party: October 216 – 8pm
Groundswell NYC
540 President St, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11215

HERE/HEAR will present a group of works by artists that explore the possibilities of existing in spite of a culture of erasure and violence. This 2 days of exhibition and events will be part Gowanus Open Studios.
FB event here.

Her work is also being featured in a number of current ongoing shows. See more of Joiri’s work here.