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Julie Tolentino
  • Joshua Tree, CA
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Tolentino creates intimate solo movement-based installations including her time-based durational performances, sculptural endurance events and audio soundscapes. She performed with David Rousseve, Ron Athey, Ibrahim Quarishi, Helen Paris and Leslie Hill, Margarita Guergue, Amy Pivar, Ori Flomin, Rob Roth, Meg Stuart and others.

Tolentino’s work has been presented at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, NGBK; Pact Zollverein; Studio 303; La Batofar,; Participant Inc, Performa05 Biennial, Momenta, Monkey Town Gallery, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, LePerc/BAM, Henry Street Settlement Center, Downtown Arts/Simon Says Festival; Fierce Festival; Green Room; Spill Festival and various spaces including Madre Museo Italy; Walker Arts Center, On the Boards, Seattle; Soma Arts, SF; UCLA Center for Performance Studies, the 2010, 2011 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Benefits; Perform! Now!; Green Papaya Gallery, Manila; The Affect Factory - Women in Performance Conference at NYU Art Building.

She has performed Alison Knowles’ “Wounded Furniture” in ’07 Fluxus Party, curated by Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, Monkey Town, Brooklyn and presented a solo as part of Lovett/Codgagnone’s “Still Here” series at Momenta Art. Video appearances include: Deserter,; POSITIVE LIFE—Living with AIDS (c. 1993) with Catherine Gund, Aubin Pictures, New York. She has performed in films including works by Barbara Hammer, Tom Kalin, Ella Troyano/Carmelita Tropicana, BITTERSWEET with David Rousseve. as well as music videos of Diamanda Galas, Primus , Madonna, Chaka Khan (choreographer: Donna Uchizono) and Walking with the Dead, c. 1994 - text for John Killacky. She has worked with sound artists: Aldo Hernandez, F100, Bernard Elsmere, Julie Fowells, Deborah Melford, Johanna Fateman, as well as with Rob Roth. In 2010, she collaborated with Abigail Severance : EYE WITNESS.

Julie appeared in Red Hot and Blue's "Safe Sex is Hot Sex" poster and Gran Fury's national bus campaign "Kissing Doesn't Kill" in the early 1990's. She was highlighted as a Featured Artist in the the national Gay Games '94 ad campaigns. She appears in Madonna's SEX Book, as well as editorial pages for OUT Magazine, Visionnaire, The Pink Pages, DIVA, Tetu Paris, Time Out NY, Time Out UK, Curve, Movement Research Journal, Shifter 15 and numerous others. Her work is frequently included in art and performance journals and academic conferences worldwide. She appears in RODARTE, shot by Catherine Opie.

She was original founder and creator of the NY Clit Club (1990). Tolentino performed at sin-a-matic, Los Angeles; Fetish Ball, Los Angeles; The Altar, The Cock and Pork, NYC and The Schmidt Theater, Hamburg, Germany (Six Sex Weeks). She curated a comprehensive performance video installation at the Film Anthology Archives for the '99 MIX Gay and Lesbian Experimental Film and Video Festival featuring an international roster of performance artists' works on video and alternate digital media.

Julie was awarded a Franklin Furnace Performance grant 1999-2000 and international travel support from Arts international in 2000. FOR YOU (2005) was created in part with support of an ArtsAdmin Agency Bursary (grant and residency) in London, UK and the generous support of Participant Inc. She was awarded a Field Space grant from THE FIELD. She received a residency at Pact-Zollverein - Essen, Germany for the completion of a new work (Spring 2010) and is a recipient of a year CHIME 2010 and 2012 Grant and is a Art Matters 2011 grantee.

She is currently co-director, with Ron Athey: PRAXIS MOHAVE BOOTCAMP FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, a bi-annual ten-day intensive workshop for international artists based in Joshua Tree, California. They co-curate a performance series entitled RESONATE/OBLITERATE.

She trained at the Pacific School of Orienta
l Medicine in NY and is certified in Thai Medical Massage and a Watsu® practitioner. She divides time between NYC, LA and Joshua Tree, California.

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Network Feedback request - entry from Julie Tolentino

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

CPN offers a wide view of the field/s - research, networking. I would like to find a way to be more active on this (and other pages ... ) Appreciate when I see/experience curators/artists/thinkers voices as PROVOCATEUR ... I am inspired to think of posting here differently. Of course, like all, need to find more time. Activity and conversations, recommendations and exciting work always draws me in.

Originally based in NYC, currently extensive touring and based in Joshua Tree - a…


Contemporary Performance Txts - Julie Tolentino

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

My name is Julie Tolentino and I create movement-based installation, durational and one-to-one performance


Sample approach to making: 

-Read/Written/Hidden/Embodied texts into 2-d image

-2-d into 3-d as worked through the body, its capacities and limits

-3-d integration into the space in which work is held

-3-d into exchange with audience

Each performance =  "an iteration of itself and its becoming" 

Never a repeat performance as…


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At 9:54am on May 28, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…
Hi Julie! Thanks so much for joining the Producer's Cloud!
At 1:07am on December 19, 2010, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…

Congratulations Julie on the Member Spotlight!

At 12:48am on December 1, 2010, suvadeepd said…
good works and image
At 12:13pm on October 16, 2010, Bob Speck said…
At 5:17am on July 7, 2010, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…
Love your profile and pictures!

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