Oct 9 2009
Prerana Reddy is currently the Director of Public Events at the Queens Museum of Art, where in addition to organizing their screenings, performances, discussions, and community-based collaborative programs and exhibits both on- and offsite, she developed an intensive arts and; social justice program for immigrant youth as well as a community development initiative for Corona, Queens residents, many of whom are new immigrants with mixed status families and limited English language proficiency. She has also curated “Fatal Love”, an exhibition of South Asian American Contemporary Art as well commissioned two editions of Corona Plaza: Center of Everywhere,” Queens Museum’s socially-interactive public art projects.
She is a Douglass Redd Fellow awarded by the Ford Foundation to leaders in the fields of culture and community development. Reddy is also a documentary filmmaker and researcher whose work has explored such topics as alternatives to juvenile detention, the history of slavery in New York City, and the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai. She has a Masters degree in Cinema Studies and Anthropology from New York University, and has extensive film programming experience, having worked for several years with the South Asian film & video collective 3rd i NY, the NY Arab & South Asian Film Festival, and the New York African Film Festival, and is currently on the board of Alwan for the Arts, an Arab and Middle Eastern cultural organization based in lower Manhattan.