Raquel Wilson-Sow is an independent curator, anthropologist and cultural strategist that explores the mutation of visual and performing arts across cultures. Formerly Curatorial Director for the community arts organization DOPE SWAN, Wilson-Sow was responsible for guiding the careers of emerging photographers and visual artists including Akintola Hanif, Sarah Kolker and Lorenyetta Strickland.
She has curated No Jheri Curls & No Drugs: A David Lee Photo Exhibit (Brooklyn Historical Society), Brooklyn Influence featuring the work of Jamel Shabazz and Amanda Adams-Louis (Corridor Gallery) and a group showing of mixed media works from fifty artists in We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee (Salena Gallery).
She has also served as co-producer of A Great Day in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and lead archivist for the Oumar Ly portfolio project, which includes digitizing a vast collection of photographic works spanning more than fifty years.
As both anthropologist and curator, Wilson-Sow studies the transformation of traditional into contemporary art forms and is dedicated to keeping access and education in the forefront of art conversations.
She is based in Dakar, Senegal and Warsaw, Poland.