J. Gibran Villalobos (MA 2015)

Arts Administration and Policy
J. Gibran Villalobos


J. Gibran Villalobos is an administrator, curator, and art historian. Previously Villalobos was the Exhibitions and Collection Coordinator for the City of Glendale, Arizona.

At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he served as a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies. His research has been presented at the Hemi GSI convening at UCLA, the 12th Havana Biennial, and the American Association of Geographers.  In 2016 he was elected to attend the Advocacy Leadership Institute where he was invited to the White House Office of Public Engagement, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to speak to key issues affecting Latinos in Chicago. He has held posts as a Cultural Liaison for the Chicago Park District in the department of Culture, Arts, and Nature, and the Public Programs and Partnerships Manager for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. 

Villalobos currently serves on the Auxiliary Board for the National Museum of Mexican Art and on the executive board The  Association of American Culture (TAAC).  He is faculty lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Arts Administration & Policy and currently works as the Community Liaison for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 

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