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Julie Tolentino

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Julie Tolentino (b. 1964, San Francisco; lives and works in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree) received an MFA from University of California, Riverside (2020). She is permanent faculty at California Institute of the Arts. Tolentino led queer club spaces such as Clit Club, Tattooed Love Child, and Dagger and was a member of ACT UP New York. Solo exhibitions and performances have been held at Whitney Biennial (2022), Aspen Art Museum (2020); Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York (2020); Performance Space New York (2019); Commonwealth and Council (2019, 2013); Participant Inc, New York (2019, 2005); The Kitchen, New York (2019, 2001); EFA Project Space, New York (2019); 6th Annual Thessaloniki Biennale (2018); The Lab, San Francisco (2018), New Museum, New York (2013). Tolentino is a recipient of a Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Grant (2022); Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2021), Queer|Art|Prize for Sustained Achievement (2020), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2019), Fulcrum Arts Artist Honor (2019), Pieter Performance Dancemakers Grant (2018), Art Matters Foundation Award (2015, 2010), CHIME Mentorship awards with Doran George (2010) and Jmy James Kidd (2012). Tolentino has participated in residencies at Herb Alpert/Ucross (2021); MacDowell (2020); BOFFO, Fire Island (2018); Hope Mohr Dance Community Engagement (2017-18); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Community (2013-14); and PACT Zollverein, Essen (2012).