PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, San Francisco, CA

    Curator, 2018 - Present

  • 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
    Art Lab 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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

  • SOFT (Special Issue), TAYO Literary Magazine, Guest Editor (2019)

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

  • San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission, City of San Francisco, Panelist (2019)

  • Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program: Oakland, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mentor (2019)

  • Louis Meriwether First Book Prize, Feminist Press/TAYO Literary Magazine, Reviewer (2019)

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

  • Curatorial Intensive: New Orleans, Independent Curators International (2018)

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

LECTURES, PANELS, and PRESENTATIONS

2019

2018

2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 AAM Annual Meeting 2016, Washington DC

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

2015

  • Ensemble, Three Days of Reading Rizal, Filipino American Museum, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

  • Presenter, From the Inside Out: Developing Diversity within Museums for Cultural Inclusion, New York City Museum Educator Roundtable (NYCMER) Conference 2015, New York, NY