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 Department of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego (2017 - present).

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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Film: QLX: The Performance of Queer Latinx, a selection of films programmed for the 2nd annual Film Maudit 2.0 film festival, 12 - 24 January 2021, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA. Curatorial team: Clark Alcantara (UCSD 2021), Leslie Lopez-Santiago (UCSD 2021), Karina Magdaleno (UCSD 2019), Sol Martinez (UCSD 2021), Xelestiál Moreno-Luz (UCSD 2020), and Ciara Vega (UCSD 2020).

Theater: The Homophobes: a clown show. CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA. 18 - 20 October 2018.

A misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation’s values to its core when their beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular firestorm that will forever shatter their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings. A transcendent trans-comedy of errors featuring mad ministers, divine interventions, confused angels and maybe even the antichrist. "In The Homophobes: a clown show, traditional ideas of religion collide against new theatrical forms and gender expressions. Departing from a traditional first act, the story goes through distortions of conflict and narrative, ending in a broken form that combines all genres in a sort of trans-comedy of errors.” – Susana Cook

Directed by DINO DINCO
Produced by Juan Antonio Fernandez

Original play by Susana Cook
The Cast: Zach Beckman, Alvin Lee, Vivian Marino, Faisal Michael, Andrew Molina, Miranda Reilly, Marcus Peterson, Justin Wheeler

For more info and tickets: https://counterpulse.org/event/homophobes-clown-show/

Performance: One Pelado, Two Pelado, Three Pelado, Imperialism, with Valeria Bueno. MexiCali Biennial, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, June 2018.

Performance: Masaje Anal Gratis, Lover's Hour, curated by Valeria Bueno, Doratto, Tijuana, MX, March 2018.

Performance: Performing the Critique, a multi-session critique of performance making and presentation through performance making and discussion. 11 - 25 October 2017. Open to the public, at no cost. This is the second installment of Performance: Academy, FADO Performance Art Centre, Toronto, Canada. For info and registration, click here.

Performance: Queercore Saturnalia, Saturday, 14 January 2016, Tijuana, MX. Location and info TBA.

Editor: Instagram @westcoastperformanceart, an archive and curatorial incubator of performance art / live art from the West Coast of North America, from British Columbia, CA to Baja California, MX.

Writing: Dinco is writing a book manuscript on contemporary performance art practice, scholarship and thinking on the West Coast of North America.

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, LaleƱa Vellanoweth, and Mario Ybarra, Jr. Exhibition opens 15 October 2016 and runs through 25 February 2017: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/exhibitions%3Atastemakers&earthshakers.html

Writing: Transgressing the Transmission of Performance in La Zona Centro, Mexicali, published in Performance Research, Vol. 21, No. 5, October 2016. Editor: Amelia Jones

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.

Performance: Watch Me!, performance workshop for LGBTQIA youth, 24th annual Lifeworks Models of Pride Conference (2016), University of Southern California, Dino Dinco and Rafa Esparza.

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.

Writing: STILLa text on Rafa Esparza's site-specific performance, STILL, in Elysian Park (Los Angeles, CA)published in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studieshttp://liminalities.net/9-4/ 

FILM, VIDEO, MEDIA WORK (a selection) 

Director and Producer of the documentary feature film, HOMEBOYTrailer

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 BricksView

Director and Writer of the experimental theater piece, Real Women Have PeriodsView

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 PearlineView

Assembler of the narco-themed video piece UNTITLED (estamos hasta la madre)View

BEFORE (selection) 

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

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 HUGan 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/

Press (selection):

Interviewed by Marcus Civin for Artslanthttp://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/2123Óscar Morales for The Beef / Pride is Deadhttp://issuu.com/thebeefmag/docs/thebeef04 and Tucker Neel for Artilleryhttp://tuckerneel.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/no-safe-zone-dino-dinco/

Complete CV upon request.