Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
PJ Gubatina Policarpio
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. He has presented in 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). 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, Queens Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. He has organized exhibitions and programming at Dixon Place, Knockdown Center, NURTUREart, Queens Museum, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. His work is is in the collection of the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. PJ is cofounder of PAL / Pilipinx American Library, a mobile, non-lending library that centers Pilipinx voice. Born in the Philippines and raised in SF Bay Area, PJ is currently based in San Francisco, CA and Queens, NY.