Julie Mayo is a Brooklyn-based artist creating performance works that value the intersection of the uncanny and the quotidian. Re-contextualizing daily experience through performance, Mayo makes works governed by the absurdity of the human condition, with a reverence for the inseparability of the comic and the tragic, the ordinary and the remarkable, and the individual and the collective. For Mayo, performance is a medium disposed toward psychological complexity, felt experience, affective knowledge and an opportunity for performer and audience to consider ourselves, intimately, as the unnameable.
Mayo is a 2017 -19 Movement Research artist-in-residence, a 2014 Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts, and is the recipient of residencies at Ucross, Djerassi, and Yaddo. She has received commissions from The Kitchen (Dance and Process), The Chocolate Factory (2018), Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from several independent performers. In New York Mayo's works have been performed at New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dixon Place, JACK and Brooklyn Studios for Dance, and nationally at experimental venues NOHspace (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Firehouse Theatre (Richmond) and <fidget space> (Philadelphia).