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Megan Taulaimoana (Moana) Palelei HoChing is a digi- tal media artist who organizes and creates to elevate marginalized narratives. Originally from Nu’uuli, American Samoa, Moana’s teachings are based in practices for utilizing cultural expertise in exhibition development and implementation.
Moana is the founder of Pasifika First Fridays, a Salt Lake City based art cooperative dedicated to cele- brating Pacific Islander artists and art every first Friday of the month. The monthly festival aims to unite Utah community members and give Pacific Islander artists the chance to perform, sell, or showcase their art.