PJ Gubatina Policarpio, co-founder of Pilipinx American Library and organizer of Filipinx Artist Retreat, presents current independent, curatorial projects and collaborations that center the Filipinx experience in America and beyond, forging critical dialogue and connections between artists and cultural workers from the diaspora and the broader contemporary art world/s. Through a queer, decolonized lens, PJ will discuss how a history of colonialism and dispossession might serve as source of empowerment and how this peripheral vantage point could lead to new, innovative forms of "seeing" and challenging structural inequities through the power of art and aesthetic.

ABOUT the presenter

PJ Gubatina Policarpio is an educator, curator, and community organizer. He creates spaces for critical and thoughtful interactions between communities, artists, and art. Born in the Philippines, PJ works between New York and San Francisco; the Lenape and Ohlone homelands. You can learn more about his work at pjpolicarpio.net.




Hedonist Buddhist, curated by Joseph Orzal, aims to transform an exclusionary retail environment within Shaw into a solution-oriented community space that seeks to provide sanctuary for people feeling the consumptive pressures of gentrification, the loss of cultural connection, and the inevitability of displacement. 


WPA Annex
1921 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001




Saturday, June 1, 5-7pm