Juleana Enright is an Indigenous, queer, non-binary writer, curator, and DJ living in Minneapolis. They are a member of the Sicangu Lakota Tribe of Lower Brulé, South Dakota. Their past roles have included culture editor for l’étoile magazine and communications specialist for art space, Gamut Gallery. They have contributed to local platforms Pride Magazine, mplsart.com, Primer, and City Pages. Juleana has curated two art exhibitions, including a solo curatorial show in the spring of 2018 titled, “Soft Boundaries,” which explored how the vulnerable narrative can be used as an act of resistance, liberation, and healing. They have been awarded a fellowship from mnartists.org and worked with KFAI Radio to create audio documentaries centered on community stories.
Juleana is a mentor and on the advisory board for the DJ-U program, a MPLS-based nonprofit workshop series by and for femme, trans & non-binary POC, and is the co-curator and co-founder of the multi-sensory queer dance and performance night, Feelsworldwide.
In 2019, Juleana co-directed Lightning Rod, a week-long works-in-process theatre initiative. In 2020, they were a participating artist in Controlled Burn, where they exhibited “To Wash the Native Out of Us,” an audio/visual installation (in collaboration with photographer Dom Laba) examining the history of Indian boarding schools through the lens of family experiences.