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Continuing the Spring 2024 Photography Lecture Series, the MassArt Graduate Programs and the department of Photography are pleased to welcome Joiri Minaya. Please join us in the MassArt Tower Auditorium at 2pm on Tuesday, April 23.


Joiri Minaya (1990) is a Dominican-United Statesian multidisciplinary 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, Art Omi, Vermont Studio Center, New Wave, Silver Art Projects, Light Work and Fountainhead. She has received awards, fellowships and grants from the US LatinX Art Forum, NYSCA / NYFA, 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 collections of the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ), MIT List Visual Art Center’s permanent collection (Cambridge, MA), El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY), and the Kemper Museum (Kansas City, Missouri) in the US, as well as the Centro León Jimenes, Santiago and the Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo) in the Dominican Republic, and the Fundación Ama Amoedo Collection in Uruguay.


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Image Details(L-R): Joiri Minaya, Container #2, 2016, 40 x 60 in, Container #3, 2017, 40 x 60 in

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