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Rasu Jilani


St. Croix, USVI

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Art Administration


Syracuse University, 2000, BA

exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, abstract, digital, photography, traditional, surrealism, performance, video-art, pop, mixed-media, social sculpting, community engagement, political/social

Rasu Jilani's Bio

Rasu Jilani - Arts and Culture Consultant, creative Event Producer and Entrepreneur, Jilani stands out for his ability to wear many hats in an effort to meet and exceed professional endeavors. As co-founder of the art and socially responsible brand, Coup d’etat Brooklyn, Jilani has created a platform for creative expression that transcends cultural boundaries. In 2008, Rasu Jilani introduced the Coup d’etat Art Collective, a Brooklyn-based collaboration of highly respected artists, to produce various art-related events throughout New York City. The Coup d’etat Art Collective provides a unique platform for creative synergy while filling an undeniable void in the arts and culture community.

Leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio of qualifications covering cultural development, social media and project management core competencies, Jilani now serves as a Arts, Culture and Sustainability Consultant at the Pratt Center for Community Development. Managing art and cultural programs designed to connect New York City neighborhoods with Pratt Center’s community and environmental sustainability projects.

Recent Projects Include:

Amplify Action – “Sustainability Through the Arts”, hosted at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation , 2012

Brooklyn Greens Sustainability Leadership Conference: “Greening from the Ground Up!”, 2012

Cypress Hills Verde Summit – Youth Arts Workshop, Fall 2011

Restoration Rocks, 2011 – “Live Healthy, Live Green, Live Well”

Bed-Stuy Restoration – Youth Arts Program, Summer 2011

Cypress Hills Energy Block Party, Summer 2011

Coup d’etat  Artshow – “Live to change something Through Art”, Fall 2009

Afropunk Festival, Art Production, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

" Live To Change Something Through Art" Exhibit, 2009

Coup d'etat Art Show, 2008

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Recent Exhibits

Rasu Jilani participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2012 Amplify Action: "Sustainability Through The Arts"
Skylight Gallery, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Nov, 2009 Live To Change Something Through Art
Skylight Gallery, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Jun, 2009 We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee
Long Island University, Salena Gallery, Flatbush Campus
Nov, 2008 Coup d'etat Artshow
SlyArt & Robot City
Jun, 2007 Afropunk Festival Mural
Brooklyn Academy of Music
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