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Koyoltzintli Miranda

Koyoltzintli, 2021, video/performance, Still from "Urka nuka kani, the mountain i am"

Artist Name: Koyoltzintli Miranda
Residency Dates: April – June 2024
Born: 1983
Hometown: New York, NY
Lives & Works: New York, NY
MFA from SUNY New Paltz
BFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Post-graduate degree in photography from the Danish School of Journalism


Koyoltzintli Miranda is an interdisciplinary artist, healer, and educator living in NY. She grew up on the pacific coast and the Andean mountains in Ecuador, these are geographies that permeate her work. She focuses on sound, ancestral technologies, ritual, and storytelling through collaborative processes and personal narratives. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice.

Nominated for Prix Pictet in 2019 and 2023, Koyoltzintli’s work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the United Nations, Aperture Foundation in NYC, and Paris Photo, among others. She has been an artist in residence in the U.S., France, and Italy and has taught at CalArts, SVA, ICP, and CUNY. She has received multiple awards and fellowships including the Photographic Fellowship at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, the NYFA Fellowship, and the IA grant by the Queens Council of the Arts. Her first monograph Other Stories was published in 2017 by Autograph ABP, and her work was featured in the Native issue of Aperture Magazine (no. 240). In 2021, her work was included in the book Latinx Photography in the United States by Elizabeth Ferrer chief curator at BRIC. In 2022 she is one of the artists in residence at Socrates Sculpture Park and she has been awarded the Latinx Artist Fellowship by US Latinx Art Forum (USLAF).


The 2024 NYC-Based Artist Residency Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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