Rasu Jilani

Rasu Jilani is an independent curator, cultural producer, and social sculptor who investigates the intersections between art, culture and civic engagement as a means of raising critical consciousness. The main objective of his work is to catalyze interaction between artists, cultural institutions, the local community and the wider public, in order to promote cultural awareness through exhibitions, public programs, and cultural events. Currently Rasu is Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Council. Prior to Brooklyn Arts Council, Rasu served as the Cultural Network Curator at the Lambent Foundation. From 2016-2019, Jilani joined the NEW INC staff as Director of Recruiting and Community Engagement for the art-tech-entrepreneurship incubator at New Museum and from 2013 through 2016, Jilani worked at MAPP International Productions as the Director of Community Programs.