Executive director, Brooklyn Arts Council
Jul 6, 2023
Why we’re fascinated: Because Jilani has been out here supporting Brooklyn creatives for over 15 years. Producing Afropunk via his Coup d’état Art Collective, curating global grant partners for the Lambent Foundation, and assembling diverse artist networks for the New Museum’s art/tech-incubator NEW, Inc, the man knows what’s good: Artists and local communities depend on each other. As the Brooklyn Arts Council’s new executive director, Jilani continues to advocate for the locals who make Brooklyn an epicenter of global culture.
— Colin Kirkland