Parsons Fine Arts Alumni Panel

February 9, 2022 7PM

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join this Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm for a panel discussion featuring three MFA and BFA Fine Arts alumni. Fernando do Campo, Umber Majeed and Joiri Minaya will each present their work and critically reflect on their education and post-graduate life trajectories. 

Fernando do Campo (b. Argentina 1987) is an artist based in Sydney, Australia where he is Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. Since 2015 he also presents work as the HSSH (House Sparrow Society for Humans). Fernando’s practice critically engages with animal-history knots that he encounters in the field and in the archive and how renegotiating these histories can decentre one’s anthropocentrism. Fernando has presented solo exhibitions in Australia and the USA and group exhibitions internationally. He is currently working on an ongoing research project with the Green-Wood Cemetery and the Brooklyn Museum, New York; and a major commission for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the State Library of NSW and a PhD candidate at MADA, Monash University. Fernando is represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney. 

Umber Majeed (b. New York, 1989) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and educator. Her writing, performance, and animation work engage with familial archives to explore Pakistani state, urban, and digital infrastructure through a feminist lens. Majeed has shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. She is a recipient of numerous fellowships including the HWP Fellowship, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (2017), Refiguring Feminist Futures Web Residency, Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM, Germany (2018), the Digital Earth Fellowship, Hivos, the Netherlands (2018-19), and the Technology ResidencyPioneer Works, Brooklyn (2020).  She lives and works in New York, USA and Lahore, Pakistan. Umber is currently a New Media Artist in Residence at the Education Department at Museum of Moving Image, Astoria. In September 2022,  Majeed will be presenting a solo exhibition, “Made in Trans-Pakistan”,  at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn. 

Joiri Minaya (1990) is a Dominican-United Statesian multi-disciplinary artist whose recent works focus on destabilizing historic and contemporary representations of an imagined tropical identity. Minaya attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo (2009), Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011) and Parsons the New School for Design (2013). She has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum’s AIM Program and the NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Red Bull House of Art, the Lower East Side Printshop, ISCP, Vermont Studio Center and Art Omi. She has received awards, fellowships and grants from Jerome Hill, Artadia, the BRIC’s Colene Brown Art Prize, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Nancy Graves Foundation, amongst other organizations. Minaya’s work is in the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Centro León Jiménes in the Dominican Republic.