"Joiri Minaya is a Dominican-American multidisciplinary artist who leverages performances, interventions, public art, videos and photography as artistic modes of expression that seeks to amplify the voice of Latinx communities. Her practice functions as an active vehicle that contends with the visual tropes (i.e. water, beach, tropical landscape) typically associated with the Carribean and Latinx communities.
Minaya calls into question the colonial histories designed to subjugate these communities that historically have existed on the periphery and endeavors to create works that offer a new narrative. These narratives are empowering, vibrant and replete with the possibilities of cultivating a new canonical discourse that is expansive, rich and inclusive of all bodies. I've had the pleasure of exhibiting Joiri's work several times and I'm excited to see her continued artistic growth. Moreover, her recent solo show at the Baxter Street Camera Club is a clear sign of what is to come next."