Pelenakeke Brown is an interdisciplinary, afakasi Samoan, disabled, immigrant artist from Aotearoa (New Zealand). In 2019, Brown received Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency and was selected as curator for the Artists of Color Council Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring season. She is an alum of the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program and the Laundromat Project. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Denniston Hill and Ana Pekapeka Studio, as well as exhibited works in San Francisco, New York, London and Auckland. Brown’s non-fiction work is published in The James Franco Review, the Hawai‘i Review, Apogee Journal, and the forthcoming Movement Research Performance Journal. She has created projects with Movement Research, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.