Monique Jenkinson is a multi-genre performing artist (dance, drag, theater, video) who revels in femininity, glamour, process and above all, physicality. She presents her work in theaters, nightclubs, galleries and museums. She seeks to explore the connections and tensions between art and entertainment striving to invite, reveal and communicate – to acknowledge the shared experience between performer and observer.
She has created and performed in venues as varied as the Stud Bar, City Hall and de Young Museum in San Francisco; the New Museum, Judson Church and the Stonewall in New York; and in Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and London. As a 2012 de Young Museum Irvine Fellow, Jenkinson curated Making Scenes, and premiered two new works, Our People, and Instrument.
Monique is speaking during the Contrast Sessions.