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AFRO Syncretic Artist Panel

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King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU

53 Washington Square South

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Artists Fabiola Jean-Louis and Joiri Minaya will join curator Yelaine Rodriguez for a panel discussion on the AFRO Syncretic exhibition.

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Fabiola Jean-Louis is a Haitian-born, fine artist and photographer currently based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. As a little girl growing up in New York, Fabiola was surrounded by art and fascinating characters. Her imagery seamlessly blends magic with the mundane and reality with the speculative to bring unseen worlds out of hiding. With a style that is haunting, moody, dreamy, magical, and mysterious, along with her talent for visual story-telling, Jean-Louis stands out as an artist to be watched.  Although she has only been working at her craft for four in a half years, she is already making waves as a visionary who can manifest diverse patterns of space-time, sci-fi, costume design and surrealism within the worlds of her art. Fabiola's critically acclaimed work has already been featured in: Artnet News, Atlantan Modern Luxury, Art Critical, Atlanta Journal Constitution, BK Reader, Blavity, Fashion Studies Journal, HuffPost, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, MOYI, and StyleBlueprint. Her current iteration of Rewriting History is being exhibited by, Smithsonian affiliated, DuSable Museum of African American History.

Joiri Minaya (1990) is a Dominican-United Statian multi-disciplinary artist whose work navigates binaries in search of in-betweenness, investigating the female body within constructions of identity, multi-cultural social spaces and hierarchies. Recent works focus on questioning historic and contemporary representations of black and brown womanhood in relation to an imagined tropical identity from a decolonial stance. Born in New York, U.S, she grew up in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011) and Parsons the New School for Design (2013). She has participated in residencies like Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, BronxArtSpace, Bronx Museum’s AIM Program, the NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Transmedia Lab at MA Scène Nationale and Red Bull House of Art Detroit. She was recently a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Artist and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow, and will be participating in residencies at Art Omi and Vermont Studio Center this summer. Minaya has exhibited internationally across the Caribbean and the U.S. She is a grantee from the Nancy Graves Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (Emerging Artist Grant), the Joan Mitchell Foundation (Emerging Artist and Painters and Sculptors Grants), the Great prize and the Audience Award XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, the Exhibition Prize Centro de la Imagen (D.R.), and the Great Prize of the XXVII Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno (D.R).

*AFRO Syncretic will be on display at the King Juan Carlos I Center through March 15, 2020.

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