Ad Minoliti (b. 1980, Argentina) is a painter who combines the pictorial language of geometric abstraction with the perspective of queer theory. Engaging in a diversity of formats and media from easel painting to installation, she assumes painting not as a mere material practice, but rather as a visual set of ideas to approach normative categories of sexuality and biology. Throughout her work, geometrical forms and surreal landscapes serve to imagine a post-humanist setting in which feminist and gender theories can be applied to an open interpretation of painting, design, and art history. You can see how she translated her style into a coloring book page in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 9.
Minoliti’s socially engaged project The Feminist School of Painting, a series of programs hosted during her 2018 residency at KADIST San Francisco, began to shift her concerns from canvas to classroom, initiating workshops and symposiums that interrogated historical narratives (in art and more generally) through a queer feminist lense.