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J. Gibran Villalobos

J. Gibran Villalobos is an arts administrator and art historian. Previously Gibran was the Exhibitions and Collection  Coordinator for the City of Glendale, Arizona, organizing exhibitions with local organizations in conjunction with municipal exhibition spaces as well as temporary public art projects. He has served on the Arizona-Sonora Administrators exchange, a forum dedicated to  exchanging administrators to establish cross-disciplinary interactions, and the National  Association for Latino Arts, and Americans for the Arts. These introductions to public space  led to the research behind the complicity of administrator, artist, and public. while at SAIC he  served as a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies and curatorial intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. He has served as a resident curator at the Chicago Artists Coalition, and produced exhibitions for the Chicago Urban Art Society and Sullivan Galleries. He has presented his research at the UCLA Hemi-GSI conference, the American Association of Geographers, and at Factoria de Arte Cubano during the 12th Havana Biennial. He was the inaugural speaker for the the Latin American studies program at Northern Arizona University. Most recently he was invited to participate in the Advocacy Leadership Institute in Washington D.C.  He lives and works in Chicago.

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