Over 14 years of experience in managing projects with an emphasis on Hip Hop & the arts, community organizing, and live music
To see ideas materialize, people coming together, and making a difference are all parts of what drives Nilo as an experienced Project Manager. Her work is value-driven, and balances the small details to the bigger picture in order to deliver the best possible experience to everyone involved, while handling problem-solving and follow-through with ease.
Nilo's experience lies mainly in producing events, which she developed a passion for as a youth. She got her feet wet organizing parties, live music shows and dance battles.
In 2010, she was accepted into a one-year program focusing on Hip Hop culture, feminist studies, and event organizing at Kvinnofolkhögskolan. The following summer, she was selected as a participant in an event production program for one of the leading music festivals in Europe, Way Out West. There she co-created several art installations aligned with the festival's environmentally conscious profile, including a miniature melting iceberg to represent the melting of glaciers.
Following her move to the San Francisco Bay Area, Nilo has worked as Event, House and Production Manager for several venues, organizing a number of successful events such as open mics, fundraisers, live music shows, conferences, networking mixers, and much more. This included the annual Rhythms Music Festival attended by 1000+ music fans, and headlined by artists such as Vince Staples and Kehlani.
She has also worked with artist hospitality at beloved Bay Area music festivals such as Oakland Art & Soul and Hiero Day. And together with dancer Nurse Boogy, she co-founded a weekly outdoor popping session in Oakland called “Fownk at the Lake” as a response to collective cultural spaces lost at the hands of gentrification.
Nilo has since returned to Sweden and is currently studying International Arts & Culture Project Management while working on her passion project Boom Bap Ave, aiming to bridge her global communities through the cultural practices she takes part in.