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. 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 in national conferences including AAM, NAEA, and Open Engagement. He is part of the cross-museum think tank Museum as Site for Social Action (MASS Action). PJ 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, Museum of Chinese in America and more. He is co-founder of P A L / Pilipinx American Library, a mobile, non-lending library that centers the diasporic Filipinx voice. His book Textiles of the Philippines is in the collection of The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. PJ has organized exhibitions and programs at Dixon Place, Knockdown Center, NURTUREart, Queens Museum, and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. PJ is 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.