PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is an educator, curator, and community organizer based in San Francisco and New York City. His practice utilizes research, collaboration, pedagogy, curatorial and public programming as both art and tool. PJ designs spaces for critical and thoughtful interactions between communities, artists, and art; especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. He brings dynamic experience in museum education and arts administration previously working at The Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. He has presented at American Alliance of Museums, Open Engagement and College Art Association and delivered lectures at Cooper Hewitt, The Field Museum, The New School, Textile Arts Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, UC Berkeley and more. PJ has organized exhibitions and programming at Dixon Place, NURTUREart, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Asian Art Museum. He is co-founder of PAL / Pilipinx American Library, an itinerant library and programming platform dedicated exclusively to Filipinx narratives. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. PJ is currently the Youth Programs Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Born in the Philippines, PJ lives and works between Queens, New York and San Francisco, CA; the Lenape and Ohlone homelands. You can find him on Instagram @pjpolicarpio.