Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique) is a dancer and performance artist whose work is informed by traditions of queer and feminist theory and the cultural currents of fashion, design, and nightlife. In her fellowship, Jenkinson will bring the physicality and presence of nightclub culture to the institution of the museum as she engages with the de Young's permanent holdings and current exhibitions, specifically the textiles collection and the special exhibitions The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk and Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance. Jenkinson's collaborating partners are CounterPULSE, a nonprofit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area's provocative performance and dance scenes; and Dancers' Group, which promotes the visibility and viability of dance, serving Bay Area artists, the dance community, and audiences through collaborative programs and services.
Join the artist in the studio from September 5-30, Wednesdays-Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 8:30 p.m.
The Artist Fellows project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.
Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.