📸: Photo by Robert Tovar
Hi Aimee, hello Josh! Let’s start with the basics about who you are and what you do.
Aimee: I’m a curator and artist. I grew up in South Florida, and I love spending my time immersed in art and nature. My projects focus on art as a platform for sharing stories and building connections. I’m the co-founder of MyFi Studio, a multimedia web3 studio.
For the last decade, I have been curating multi-sensory exhibitions across the U.S. While some people think of art as a traditional painting in a museum, I’m interested in curating and creating art using the world and objects around us. I curated exhibitions that featured art made from spices, food, soap, sound, butterflies, plants, dirt, and video games.
Josh: I was born and raised in Miami, a third generation grad of FIU, and I have a PhD in computer science. I run MyFi Studio with Aimee. We make all the crazy video art that we could only dream to watch and help other artists produce the work they’ve always wanted to create. I do the programming, engineering, and audio and music at MyFi.
Wax poetic for a minute and tell us: what brings you most alive about this city?
What’s your favorite Miami memory?
Aimee: Marrying Josh under the trees and stars 🙂
What’s a project you’re working on (big or small) and how can our readers help you with it?
Josh: Our studio, MyFi Studio, is having a Basel Art week event at Naomi’s Garden on Nov. 29. We’re hosting local artists and musicians for a full day of experiences that will activate all five of your senses, and we may even embed you into the Mycelium Network.
There will be music performances, video art, a panel on creativity, mycelium connections, and web3, a clay workshop, a scent installation, Caribbean food, and more. We’re creating an immersive and interactive Basel experience, the antithesis of your typical Basel event in a white box gallery. We hope you’ll join us!
If you could eat only one meal from a local restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Aimee: A feast of naans, daals, curries, and dosas from Woodlands in Lauderhill.
Josh: Jerk chicken, rice and peas, extra gravy, and champagne soda from Jamaica Kitchen in Kendall.
Outside of the obvious stop above, share your other top three destinations for where you’d go on your perfect Miami day.
If you could give any one piece of advice to locals, what would it be?
Aimee: Spend a day wandering around a neighborhood with no plans and no wifi. Sometimes the best spots for food, music, and art are found without reservations.
What are you looking forward to between now and the end of the year?
As we grow MyFi Studio, we have so many exciting events and performances. We just performed at The Bass, and we’ll be performing at Naomi’s Garden on Nov. 29. We’re looking forward to our upcoming livestream performances, and teaching educational workshops about art, music, and technology in Web3.
By the end of the year, we’ll have completed 106 hours of video art, two NFT collections, and launched our studio into the universe! We’re super excited to share it with Miami and the larger community. Reach out to us if you want to collaborate!
That’s a wrap on this week’s Locals to Know, sponsored by MyFi Studio. Know someone who ought to be featured or would like to be featured yourself? Reach out by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject line “TNT Locals to Know 2023.” If chosen, you might just see yourself or a friend in a future newsletter.