J. Gibran Villalobos
J. Gibran Villalobos is an arts administrator, curator, and educator focused on civic engagement and cultural policy.
J. Gibran Villalobos is an arts administrator, curator, and educator focused on civic engagement and cultural policy. He serves as Project Manager for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). He has previously held posts as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Public Programs and Partnerships Manager for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cultural Liaison for the Chicago Park District, Curator-in-Residence for the Chicago Cultural Center, and Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the Department of Public Art in Glendale, Arizona.
He is a Civic Leadership Academy Fellow from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where he worked with government and nonprofit sector participants to think about effective policy for Chicago’s cultural industries. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Arts Administration & Policy.