Exhibitions featuring Parsons Alumni Joiri Minaya

I’m here to entertain you, but only during my shift
September 30th
Baxter St CCNY
Open by appointment (baxterst@cameraclubny.org)
Tues – Sat 10-6pm

Baxter St at CCNY is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Joiri Minaya, organized by curator Corrine Y. Gordon. I’m here to entertain you, but only during my shift examines the construction of the female subject in relation to landscape, looking particularly at “tropical” environments. The exhibition features new works from her ongoing Containers series initiated in 2015, where Minaya takes photographs of women wearing custom head-to-toe printed bodysuits that mimic tropical flora and poses them in seemingly natural environments that have been altered by humans.

50 Artists: Art on the Grid
Through September 20th
Several locations in NYC
Exhibition organized by Public Art Fund


50 Artists: Art on the Grid is a multi-platform, city-spanning exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the exhibition developed, a parallel epidemic of systemic racism came into sharp and painful focus, and both crises now set the backdrop. Art on the Grid‘s focus on renewal and reconnection is made more urgent as our world will emerge forever changed by the events of the past few months.

Sept 11, 2020 – July 18, 2021
Kemper Museum


Kemper Museum presents Divergences, a commissioned installation by Joiri Minaya (Dominican Republic-raised, New York-based, born 1990), for the fifth annual Atrium Project. The project features four individual photographic digital collages of female figures layered on a digitally abstracted wall paper landscape resembling Kansas City, Kansas’s historic Quindaro Townsite. Minaya abstracts and camouflages these idealized subjects of landscape and the female body to investigate constructions of identity, diverse cultural social spaces, and hierarchies as a means to reclaim agency and visibility.

Domestic Brutes
Ends Nov 7th 2020
Gallery opening: Sat, Sep12th
Virtual opening: Thurs, Sep17th
Pelham Art Center


Featuring sculpture, installations and paintings by contemporary women artists from the greater New York City region, Domestic Brutes examines questions of identity, beauty, body, women’s social roles and careers, engaging the visitor with diverse approaches of what feminism means in American society today.

Curated by Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey. Artists: Tirtzah Bassel, Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Maria de Los Angeles, Nancy Elsamanoudi, Fay Ku, Sharon Madanes, Lacey McKinney, Joiri Minaya, Rose Nestler, Simonette Quamina, Diana Schmertz, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Manju Shandler and Melissa Stern.

I Forgot to Laugh: Humor & Contemporary Art
August 14, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Pensacola Museum of Art


Historically, art has employed humor at the most (in)opportune times. In the face of war, tumult, and cultural change, artists have often reveled in the ridiculous. The works in this exhibition demonstrate how artists in recent years have used humor to explore identity, social injustice, and the absurdity of modern life. By subverting expectations through surprising materials, challenging the notion of fine art, and using humor to create space for taboo subjects, these artists show the power of tackling serious topics with levity.

Curated by Carrie Fonder and Anna Wall. Artists: Natalie Baxter, Xavier Cha, Caroline Wells Chandler, Alejandro Diaz, Leslie Friedman, Kuperus / miller, Joiri Minaya, Marta Rodriguez Maleck & Ashley Teamer, Miss Pussycat, Lauren Ruth and Danya Smith.