Jheanelle Brown is a film curator/programmer, educator, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles whose curatorial practice creates frameworks to explore the boundlessness of Black life in experimental and non-fiction film and video. She is interested in the space between fugitivity and futurity and elevating an ethic of care, with special interest in the sonic in film, political film and media, and Caribbean film/video. Jheanelle is a board member and a programmer for Los Angeles Filmforum. She is currently Special Faculty at California Institute of the Arts and a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design.
She recently served as guest co-curator, of Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories. Other exhibitions and programs have been presented at Art + Practice, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the National Museum for African American History and Culture, REDCAT, 18th Street Arts, Center, Project Row Houses, amongst others. Jheanelle was a 2019 Flaherty curatorial fellow and is currently a Jamaica Art Society Curatorial/Writing Fellow.
At this moment, she is dreaming about cosmic marronage whilst trying to remember her terrestrial obligations.
BS Foreign Service, Georgetown University
MA Cinema & Media Studies, University of Southern California