PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is a socially-engaged educator, curator, programmer, writer, and community organizer. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, archive, collaboration, programming, pedagogy and public engagement as both art and tool. PJ creates multifaceted intersections for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. PJ brings dynamic and wide-ranging experience in youth development, arts administration, and museum education, working in both NYC and San Francisco. Recently, he has managed a yearlong curatorial practice program for teens, coordinated a fellowship program for socially-engaged artists, and has facilitated education programs at The Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. A leading voice in museum education, PJ created Engaging Multilingual Students: An Educator's Guide in 2015 and has presented at AAM, NAEA, and Open Engagement. He has delivered lectures and participated in panels at The New School, University of Illinois Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Field Museum, Textile Arts Center, MoCADA, and the Museum of Chinese in America. He is co-founder and co-organizer for P A L / Pilipinx American Library, a mobile, non-lending library that centers the local and global Filipinx voice. PJ has organized exhibitions and programs at Dixon Place, Knockdown Center, NURTUREart, Queens Museum, and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. PJ is currently the Youth Programs Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, PJ is currently based in SF Bay Area and Queens, NY.
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PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is a socially-engaged educator, curator, programmer, writer, and community organizer. His multidisciplinary practice utilizes research, archive, collaboration, curatorial, programming, education and public engagement as both art and tool. 

PJ is committed to making art accessible for everyone. He creates creates multifaceted intersections for meaningful connections between communities and art, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. Central to his practice is critical awareness, social justice and equality with an intersectional lens. His extensive art and museum education experience include: facilitating school group visits at Brooklyn Museum, teaching residencies in public schools with Queens Museum, engaging families at The Museum of Modern Art, working with youth through Brooklyn Museum's Teen Night Planning Committee, Summer Youth Arts Project at Queens Museum, Y.Dot Youth Docent Program in Jamaica, Queens with No Longer Empty, and teen curators with Project Curate at Juan Morel Campos High School in Brooklyn, as well as working with adult immigrants through the New New Yorkers Program at Queens Museum. 

A leading voice in museum education, PJ has presented in national conferences including NYCMER, AAM, NAEA, and Open Engagement and is a part of the cross-museum think tank Museum as Site for Social Action (MASS Action). He has facilitated workshops for educators and consistently  engages in conversations and actions around museums and social justice. A steadfast immigrant and language justice advocate, PJ created Engaging Multilingual Students: An Educator's Guide and presented "Wild Tongues": Creating Spaces for Multilingual Voices in Museums and Translating Power: Intersections Between Language, Hearing, and Identity with Erin Hylton.  PJ is a member of SHIFT, a NYC-based intersectional collective of cultural workers committed to imagining arts & cultural education outside of oppressive paradigms and sin título a QPOC curatorial and programming collective. He is a founding Advisory Board of Museum Hue.

PJ's interactive project Hinabi: Philippine Textile Lab was featured in CROSSLINES: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality presented by the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center. The book Textiles of the Philippines was published for the occasion and is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum's Thomas J. Watson Library. In 2016, PJ organized the inaugural Filipino American Book Festival at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, in collaboration with the Queens Museum and DOT's One NYC Plaza Equity Program. Inspired by the Festival, PJ launched the P A L / Pilipinx American Library, a mobile, non-lending library that centers the local and global Pilipinx voice. As an independent curator, PJ has organized exhibitions and public programming in various spaces in New York City.

PJ's expertise in museum education, youth development, curatorial and project management, artist relations, and programming has advanced a dynamic roster of artists and collaborators such as Cool Culture, Dixon Place, No Longer Empty, More Art, Filipino American Museum, de Young Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of the City of New York, and The Museum of Modern Art. He is currently Youth Programs Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, PJ is currently based in SF Bay Area and Queens, NY.

pjpolicarpio@gmail.com