DINO DINCO is a performance art curator & maker, film & theater director, artist and writer. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collection of Le Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie, France, as well as private collections in Paris, Antwerp, Brussels, Los Angeles, Barcelona, New York and London.
Teaching: Lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego (2017) and a teaching artist with ArtworxLA.
Dinco also ghostwrites treatments for directors of TV commercials, music videos and interactive media. (Client roster and writing samples available upon request.)
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Artwork: Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from LA Youth Culture, 1943-2016, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles, CA, organized by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, with collaboration from John Carlos de Luna (Barrio Dandy), Lysa Flores, Carribean Fragoza, Ruben Guevara, Colin Gunckel, Romeo Guzman, Jorge Leal, Vincent Ramos, Adrian Rivas, Laleña Vellanoweth, and Mario Ybarra, Jr. Exhibition opens 15 October 2016 and runs through 25 February 2017: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/exhibitions%3Atastemakers&earthshakers.html
Artwork: Beauty Overload, a group show organized by DAA/BWI, Sterckshof Castle, Antwerp, Belgium. Exhibition opens 30 July and runs through 25 September 2016.
Artwork: Premiering Untitled (FINISTERRE) # 0, a performance installation that will take place on the opening of PLACE, an exhibition curated by Erik Bakke at Art Projects International, New York, NY. The show opens Thursday, 12 May 2016, 6 - 8 PM. Objects from the performance -- Untitled (FINISTERRE) # 1 - 10 -- will be on view until 16 July 2016. Exhibiting artists: Brandon Ballengée, Dino Dinco, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, David Huffman, Joan Linder, Brooke Singer, Gwenn Thomas.
Writing: Dinco is writing a book manuscript on contemporary performance art practice, scholarship and thinking on the West Coast of North America, from Tijuana to Vancouver.
Curator: Perform Guapamacátaro, Performance Art Residency, May/June 2016, Guapamacátaro Center for Art & Ecology, Michoacán, México. Info here: http://guapamacataro.org/2015/08/10/2016residencies/
Film: Dinco's short film, El Abuelo, screened as part of the exhibition, Footprints: The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion, ModeMuseum, Antwerp, Belgium, 3 September 2015 - 14 February 2016, http://www.momu.be/en/tentoonstelling/footprint.html
Writing: Under The Hollywood Sign, a text about a monthly performance encounter that Dinco attends where there is no visual documentation, nor audience, appears in the final edition of Dance Theatre Journal, London (Guest Editors: Doran George & Tessa Wills). The text appears here and will be republished in The Live Art Almanac Volume 4, Live Art Development Agency/Oberon Books (UK), Spring 2016.
Lecture: Dino Dinco & Jonathan M. Hall, PhD – The Crystal Methology Experiment: Pedagogy, Performance, and Critical Undoing, Wednesday, 7 October 2015, Noon. University of British Columbia, Vancouver. http://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/events/event/dinco-hall-lecture/
Paper: "Leap Into Performance Mythology: The Constructed Image," presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Pittsburgh, PA, Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:15 - 5:00 PM,https://secac.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/secac/conference/2015-secac-preliminary-program.pdf
Performance and panel: The Encounter, Mariel Carranza, Dino Dinco, Douglas Green, and Rossen Ventzislavov, Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 25 - 26 September 2015,https://pittsburghphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/program1.pdf
Performance: Watch Me!, performance workshop for LGBTQIA youth, 23rd annual Lifeworks Models of Pride Conference, University of Southern California, Dino Dinco, Rafa Esparza & Kate Gilbert.
Writing: STILL, a text on Rafa Esparza's site-specific performance, STILL, in Elysian Park (Los Angeles, CA), published in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: http://liminalities.net/9-4/
Dinco wrote the foreword for The Possibilities of Mud, a chapbook of poems by San Antonio-based poet, Joe Jiménez (subject of the film El Abuelo), published by Korima Press, San Francisco.
FILM, VIDEO, MEDIA WORK (a selection)
Director and Producer of the documentary feature film, HOMEBOY. Trailer
Screening dates, recent press and information: www.homeboyfilms.com
Director of the award-winning short film, El Abuelo, with San Antonio-based poet Joe Jiménez. View
Director of the music video for Dorian Wood's Pianos and Bricks. View
Director and Writer of the experimental theater piece, Real Women Have Periods. View
Actors: Nabor Arias, Jr., Raquel Gutierrez, Daniel Muñoz and Abel Soto at REDCAT, Los Angeles.
Director and Co-Camera (with Eddie Ruvalcaba) of Dorian Wood's live, in-studio performance of Pearline. View
Assembler of the narco-themed video piece UNTITLED (estamos hasta la madre): View
BEFORE (a selection)
Watchqueen, an exhibition with Dino Dinco, Deanna Erdmann, Eve Fowler and Math Bass, Emmanuel Guillaud, and Yi Zhang at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles. 08 April - 01 August 2015. Watchqueen was mounted in conjunction with Touch of the Other: Performing the Laud Humphreys Papers, a site-specific performance at ONE Archives by Takao Kawaguchi and Deanna Erdmann. Watchqueen was organized by Jonathan M. Hall, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Pomona Collage, and David Frantz, Curator at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. More info: http://one.usc.edu/watchqueen/
Crystal Methology, director / dramaturg, an experimental theater piece developed and presented with students enrolled in the class, Street Theories, Precarious Desires, with Professor Jonathan M. Hall, PhD, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
HOMEBOY was a plenary film screening & director's Q & A for the academic conference, The Coming of Age of LGBT Studies, at San Diego State University, Friday & Saturday, 17 - 18 April 2015. Info: http://lgbtqrc.sdsu.edu/conference/program.html
HOMEBOY screened in conjunction with The Q-sides, a photography exhibition by Vero Majano, Brown Amy (aka Amy Martinez,) and Kari Orvik, re-imagining queerness within lowrider culture through a re-staging and re-interpretation of the East Side Story LP album covers, Volumes 1-12. La Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco. Saturday, 23 May - Friday, 17 July 2015; exhibition reception, 5 June 2015. Info: http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/events/index.php?op=view&id=5687
Waste(d), 15 March 2015, a performance presented in conjunction with the opening of Sueños, Carnes y otros elementos, an exhibition of new paintings by Rogelio Pérez Cano, La Cenaduría, El Tango, Mexicali, México
43 (Calexico) & 43 (Mexicali), 13/14 February 2015, two performance works addressing the 43 disappeared teacher trainees / students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México (September 2014); San Diego State University, Inland Empire campus & Colonia Orizaba, Mexicali, México
Dinco is a 2014 recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation for Visual Arts, Craft & Literary Arts Artists.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:30 AM, HOMEBOY screened as part of Untitled, Expanded, a daylong series of films chosen by artist Jim Hodges taking place during his exhibition, Give More Than You Take, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. For info: http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/10/untitled-expanded/
? An undisclosed performance by Dino Dinco took place in an undisclosed Dutch city, 17/18 May 2014 as part of the Unnoticed Art Festival. Disclosure followed.
Artist In Residence, 2014, Guapamacátaro Center for Art & Ecology, Michoacán, México.
GROUP HUG, an invite-only night of performance and discussion surrounding the construction and exploration of intimacy through performance, curated and moderated by Dinco, with artists Rafa Esparza, Samuel White and Allison Wyper.
HOMEBOY screened at Cafe Blitz, Oslo, Norway, as part of EuroPride 2014, as well as at UC Berkeley, by invitation of the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, and at the University of Arizona, Tucson, by invitation of the Spanish and Gender & Women's Studies Departments and the Institute of LGBT Studies.
EL ABUELO screened as part of Postcards From Familiar Places and Other Uncommon Sites at POPA Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires. Curated by Jimena Sarno & Deanna Erdmann. It also appears online for free at Frameline VOICES: http://www.frameline.org/now-showing/frameline-voices/el-abuelo
PALETAS DE SANGRE, a collaborative sculptural work with Rafa Esparza, appeared in the MexiCali Biennial. Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles, 19 Jan - 13 April 2013.
Christopher Knight, LA Times, photo and review of Biennial at Vincent Price Art Museum: http://lat.ms/WyCdTq
The MexiCali Biennial also opened Friday, 24 May 2013 at Mexicali Rose, Mexicali, Mexico.
EL MARRAKECH SALóN, a sculptural work, was included in Sense and Sensibility II, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, curated by Fatemeh Burnes. 07 Nov - 12 Dec 2013.
CONFUSION IS SEX # 3, the third and final installment of a 3-part performance series, organized by Dino Dinco, Dawn Kasper & Oscar Santos, took place Saturday, 03 August 2013, 2:30 - 6:30 PM. at the Sepulveda Dam Wildlife Reserve. It was deliberately held without a permit on land owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers without a hitch. Info (and backstory) here: http://confusionissex3.tumblr.com/
Interviewed by Marcus Civin for Artslant: http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/2123; Óscar Morales for The Beef / Pride is Dead: http://issuu.com/thebeefmag/docs/thebeef04 and Tucker Neel for Artillery: http://tuckerneel.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/no-safe-zone-dino-dinco/
Complete CV upon request.