Joiri Minaya Breaks Through the Camouflage

Jessica Shearer, Hyperallergic, November 9, 2022

For years, Minaya reflected warped perceptions of Indigenous and diasporic peoples by concealing bodies in textiles; now, she is revealing the people behind the patterns. 


BROOKLINE, Mass. — Aloe plants hang from the large front window of Praise Shadows Art Gallery. They are an apt introduction to New York-based artist Joiri Minaya’s solo show, The Great Camouflage; the plants are everywhere in Minaya’s work, patterning the bodysuits she slips out of in her three new photo collages, spotlit in delicate gouache paintings, or protecting the artist’s hair in the video “Sábila / Leche” (2015)...


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