Pia Kishore Agrawal is the Executive Director of Staten Island Arts. Prior to her work with SIA, Agrawal served as the inaugural Curator of Performing Arts at the Momentary, a multidisciplinary contemporary art space satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. From 2014-18, Pia was the Program Director at the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts where she produced the Center’s public programming including the annual Mitchell Artist Lecture and CounterCurrent festival. Prior to her work at the Mitchell Center, Pia served as the Programming Director of FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA).
Agrawal has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, PEW Center for Arts & Heritage, and the MAP Fund, amongst others. Agrawal is on the board of Fernland Studios, an Oregon-based organization reimagining environmentalism through art and education.
Agrawal is a graduate of Haverford College with a BA in sociology and is a native Staten Islander.