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Julie Tolentino

July 08 — July 22

Julie Tolentino (Filipino-Salvadorean) is an interdisciplinary artist invested in performance installation, object-making, video, and texts. Her work has been shown at The New Museum, Aspen Art Museum, Nevada Art Museum, Thessaloniki Biennial, Performance Space New York, The Kitchen, Participant, Inc. (NY); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles); The Lab (San Francisco). Projects include Visual AIDS Duets Book series with Kia LaBeija; Movements in Blue with the What Would An HIV Doula Do? Collective; and Safer Sex Handbook with Cynthia Madansky. Tolentino initiated and ran the Clit Club (with Jaguar Mary until 1991 and with a dedicated crew until 2002.) She is the senior editor for the Provocations in The Drama Review (TDR) since 2012. Tolentino received her MFA as the University of California at Riverside’s Dean’s Distinguished Fellow in Experimental Choreography in 2020. She received the 2021 Anonymous Was A Woman Award, a Herb Alpert/UCROSS Residency Prize (2021); Queer|Art Sustained Artist Recognition (2020); Herb Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Art - Performance Grant (2019). Tolentino is the current 2021-2022 Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Steinhardt; the Alma Hawkins Chair in the World Arts & Cultures Department at UCLA, Winter 2022, and a 2022-2023 Queer|Art Mentor.

Project Description

Central to the residency were her 24-hour invitations in the form of ten (24 hour) ONE-TO-ONE sessions. The residency was extended to beloveds to share in JT return to Fire Island Pines (after 5 years+) Includes writers, artists, curators, and comrades: Ryan Harman, Walter Dunderville, Debra Levine, Oscar Nunez, Lia Gangitano, T Delong, Sadia Shirazi, Cy Gavin, Extor H., Josh Lubin-Levy, Alan, Ruiz, Vivian Crockett, Pigpen aka Stosh Fila.

Photo Credit: H. Goidell and Ryan Harman