A headshot of visiting artist Julie Tolentino.
Visiting Faculty

Julie Tolentino ​is a Filipina-Salvadorean artist whose practice explores durational performance, movement, and sensual practices within installation environments as a way to continually explore the interstitial spaces of race, gender, relationality, and the archive. Her collaborative projects extend into video, object and scent-making, soundscapes, and texts drawn from the “outside" learning spaces of activism, advocacy, loss, and caregiving. Tolentino's presented works include ​Conversation Piece (from .bury.me.fiercely.)​ at EFA Project Space, New York (2019); ​After The Future​ for the Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece (2018); ​The Sky Remains The Same ​at the New Museum, New York (2013); ​A True Story About Two People​ at Participant Inc., New York (2005); ​The Bottom Project,​ The Kitchen, New York (2000); ​Mestiza-Que Bonitos Ojos Tienes​ at The Green Room, Manchester, United Kingdom and Tramway, Glasgow Scotland (1998). Tolentino is the Provocations co-editor for ​TDR (The Drama Review),​ and since 2008 has hosted residencies at Feral House*Studio in the Mohave Desert. Tolentino contributed to "The Sum of All Questions: Clit Club" in ​GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (​ Winter 2018). Throughout the 1990s Tolentino ran queer club spaces in New York such as Clit Club and Tattooed Love Child; and co-created the Safer Sex Handbook for Women for Lesbian Aids Project/GMHC with Cynthia Madansky. Tolentino has received grants and support from Pieter Dancemakers Grant​ (2018); Art Matters (2010 and 2015). She was in residency at BOFFO Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY (2018); New Museum, New York (2013); and Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, London (2002). She is a Dean's Distinguished Fellow at​ ​University of California at Riverside.