PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO
is an educator, writer, curator, and community organizer based in San Francisco and New York City.
He brings dynamic experience in museum education and arts administration previously working at The Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum. He has presented at conferences nationally including the American Alliance of Museums, College Art Association, National Art Education Association, and Open Engagement. He has delivered lectures, keynotes, and participated in panel discussions at Maryland Institute College of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, UC Berkeley, New York Art Book Fair, Cooper Hewitt, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Field Museum, Parsons School of Design, Textile Arts Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Chinese in America and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. PJ has organized exhibitions, readings, publications, and public programs at Southern Exposure, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Dixon Place, NURTUREart, and other alternative and unconventional spaces. He is co-founder of PAL / Pilipinx American Library, an itinerant collection and programming platform dedicated exclusively to diasporic Filipinx perspectives. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is currently the Youth Programs Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Born in the Philippines, PJ lives and works between San Francisco and Queens, New York; the Ohlone and Lenape homelands. Find him on Instagram @pjpolicarpio.