Author: Juleana Enright
Juleana Enright (they/them) is an Indigenous, queer, non-binary writer, curator, sound and theatre artist. They are a member of the Lower Brule Lakota Tribe. Juleana is the archivist/documenter for Lightning Rod – a trans-led arts organism – and the Gallery and Programs Coordinator at All My Relations Arts. Their past roles have included Culture Editor for l’étoile magazine and Communications Specialist for Gamut Gallery. They have contributed to local platforms, Pride Magazine, mplsart, Primer and City Pages. Juleana has curated three art exhibitions, including Soft Boundaries and their most recent exhibit, biskaabiiyang (returning to ourselves). Juleana is a co-curator and co-founder of the multi-sensory queer dance and performance night, Feelsworldwide. In 2020, they were a participating artist in “Controlled Burn” at the Phoenix Theatre, where they exhibited, “To Wash the Native Out of Us” – an audio/visual installation on the history of Indian boarding schools. Juleana is a recipient of the Emerging Curators Institute 2020-21 Fellowship program. Through their practice, Juleana strives to examine the act of daily creation in the midst of great chaos and explore what it means to be a contemporary 2spirit artist with focus on decolonization and reclaiming Native joy through art and performance.