PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO is an educator, curator, and community organizer. His practice utilizes research, collaboration, programming, pedagogy, curatorial, and public engagement as both art and tool. PJ designs spaces for critical and thoughtful interactions between communities, art, and artists; especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. He brings dynamic experience in museum education, youth development, curatorial, and arts administration, previously working at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2015, PJ published “Engaging Multilingual Students: An Educator’s Guide” on Art Museum Teaching blog. He has presented at American Alliance of Museums (AAM), National Art Education Association (NAEA), New York City Museum Education Roundtable (NYCMER), Open Engagement, and College Art Association (CAA) and delivered lectures and presentations 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. He has organized exhibitions and programming at Dixon Place, NURTUREart, Public Knowledge Library at SFMOMA, and Asian Art Museum. He is co-founder of PAL / Pilipinx American Library, an itinerant library and programming platform dedicated exclusively to Filipinx narratives and text. His publication Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. PJ serves on SOMA Pilipinas Arts & Culture Committee, Southern Exposure’s Curatorial Council and is currently the Youth Programs Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Born in the Philippines, PJ works between Queens, New York and San Francisco, CA; the Lenape and Ohlone homelands. You can find him on Instagram @pjpolicarpio.