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Pelenakeke Brown

Pelenakeke Brown
Pelenakeke Brown is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer. Her practice explores the intersections between disability theory and Samoan concepts across technology, writing, poetry, and performance. Based in New York between 2013- 2020, she has created projects with The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), The Sophiensaele Theater (Germany), The New York Library for the Performing Arts (NY), Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (OH), and other institutions, globally. Selected residencies include Eyebeam (NY), Kampnagel (Germany), Denniston Hill (NY) and the Vermont Studio Center (VT). Her work has been featured in Art in America and The New York Times. She was recognised in 2020 with a Creative New Zealand Pacific Toa award. She is co-founder of Rotations, a digital platform and collaborative movement practice for and with disabled artists.

Published essays and poems can be found in various anthologies including Out Here, Pacific Arts Aotearoa and forthcoming work edited by Alice Wong.

Website: http://www.PelenakekeBrown.com

Instagram: @PelenakekeBrown

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