EDUCATION

2018 Curatorial Intensive, Independent Curators International, New Orleans, LA
2007 BA, Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
2006 Southeast Asian Art, National University of Singapore, Singapore

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  • CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, San Francisco, CA
    Youth Programs Manager, 2017 – Present 

  • MORE ART, New York City, NY
    Artist and Community Programs Coordinator, 2017 

  • THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York City, NY
    Educator, 2015 – 2017

  • QUEENS MUSEUM, Queens, NY
    Museum Educator, 2013 – 2017 

  • NO LONGER EMPTY, New York City, NY
    Interim Director of Education and Public Engagement, 2016

  • BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn, NY 
    School, Youth, and Family Programs Fellow, 2012 – 2013 

PJ never ceases to amaze—as an educator, curator, community advocate, and all around jack-of-all-trades. The sincerity and energy with which he employs his arsenal of skills is truly special.
— Kimberly Drew

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • SOLIDARITY STRUGGLE VICTORY
    September 13 - November 9, 2019
    Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
    Artists: Sadie Barnette, Demian DinéYazhi´, Dignidad Rebelde Patrick Martinez, Dylan Miner, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jerome Reyes

  • VOICES NEED HEROES, Lead Curator
    May 27 - June 17, 2017
    NURTUREart, Brooklyn,NY
    Artists: Ify Chiejina, Walter Cruz, Sylvia Hernandez, Umesh Mangipudi, Kwantaeck Park, Tajh Rust

  • say it in any language you want
    September 2 - December 13, 2016
    Dixon Place, New York, NY 
    Artists: Anthony Castro, Ify Chiejina, Aldrin Valdez

  • RALLY: QUEER ART AND ACTIVISM NOW, Co-Curator
    July 6 - August 25, 2015
    Dixon Place, New York, NY
    Artists: Camilo Godoy, Kristen Haskell, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Tinted Justice, WERRRQSHOP

  • VISUALIZING QUEERNESS: SEVEN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, Co-Curator
    June 30 - August 22, 2014
    Dixon Place, New York, NY 
    Artists: Ana Benaroya, Zen Browne, Tinker Coalescing, Machine Dazzle, Sara Lautman, André Singleton, Texas Isaiah

CONFERENCES, PANELS, and PRESENTATIONS (selected)

2019

  • Keynote Lecture, First Year Forum, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Lecture, Soft Power: Strategies Towards a Queer Decolonised Practice, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington DC

  • Review Panelist, San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission, San Francisco, CA

  • Panelist, Museum Teen Force: Creating a 21st Century Museum, American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting 2019, New Orleans, LA

  • Panelist, San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission, San Francisco, CA

  • Presenter, Power, Agency, and Representation: Filipino Americans in Visual Art, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

  • Mentor, Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program: Oakland, New York Foundation for the Arts, Oakland, CA

2018

  • Panelist, Diasporic Print Space, New York Art Book Fair 2018, Queens, NY

  • Reviewer, Louis Meriwether First Book Prize, Feminist Press, New York, NY

  • Lecture and Conversant, Cooper Hewitt Conversations with Matilda McQuaid, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY

  • Moderator, Dialogues in Diaspora, KULARTS, San Francisco, CA

  • Facilitator, Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

  • Presenter, Critical Craft: Decolonizing Craft, College Art Association Annual Conference 2018, Los Angeles, CA

  • Presenter, ICI 2018 Curatorial Intensive Public Symposium, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2017

  • Presenter, Artists, Audiences, and Communities, Art Schools Collaborative 2017, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, MA

  • Presenter, Filipino American International Book Festival 2017, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

  • Presenter, A museum for bargain shoppers: Bringing community-responsive curatorial education platform to the street, NYC Museum Educator Roundtable Conference 2017, New York, NY

  • Lecture, Woven Constellation: Decolonizing Philippine Textiles, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

  • Panelist, Building MASS Action (Museum as Site for Social Action), Open Engagement 2017, Chicago, IL

  • Presenter, Asian American Activism Roundtable, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY

  • Presenter, Arts Future NYC: Careers in the Arts Fair, The New School Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

  • Presenter, Wild Tongues: Creating Spaces for Multilingual Voices in Museums, NAEA Pre-conference 2017, New York, NY

  • Panelist, Black Ink Zine Panel at Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY

2016

  • Moderator, Irresistible Revolution: On Fiber Art and Political Activism, Textile Arts Center, New York, NY

  • Presenter, Art After Trump: A Response and a Gathering, HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe, New York, NY

  • Presenter, Woven Constellation: Decolonizing Philippine Textiles, El Salon Potluck: Decolonize This Place, Artists Space, New York, NY

  • Panelist, What's It Worth: Values and Making Some Money, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

  • Presenter, Professional collectives as new learning models, American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting 2016, Washington DC

  • Presenter, Translating Power: Intersections between Language, Hearing, and Identity, New York City Museum Educator Roundtable Conference 2016, New York, NY

GUEST LECTURES

  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MA

  • Mills College, Oakland, CA

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Southern Exposure, Curatorial Council Member (2018-Present

  • SOMA Pilipinas Art and Culture Committee, Member (2017-Present)

  • Culture Lab Cooperative: New Orleans, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (2019)

  • Artists in Residence Program, Textile Arts Center, Selection Committee (2017-2019)

  • Museums as Sites for Social Action (MASS Action), Minneapolis Institute of the Arts (2015)