Doron Semu

Doron Semu (He/They) is a Siapo maker of Sāmoan/Palagi descent, hailing from the villages of Salelesi, Falelatai, Falelima and Asau. As Siapo was once a declining practice, Doron imagines a future where every home and Sāmoan will be adorned in our own patterns and cloth. Through his use of Siapo Mamanu and workshops, Doron tells stories of increased visibility and representation of MVPFAFF+ Pasifika Rainbow joy. Doron's practice is centred on creating a safer community for Pasifika Rainbow and expanding the community of Siapo makers in Aotearoa.

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