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Episode 10: Vincent Miranda with PJ Gubatina Policarpio

Notes from MoAD

Episode 10: Vincent Miranda with PJ Gubatina Policarpio

By PJ Gubatina Policarpio April 15, 2020

Notes from MoAD is dedicated to the Museum of the African Diaspora’s Emerging Artist Program, giving the exhibiting artists an opportunity to discuss their featured exhibition at MoAD and how their art practice is in dialogue with contemporary art as it considers themes of the African diaspora.

This is Notes from MoAD: Emerging Artists and Critic Series, dedicated to the Museum of African Diaspora’s 2018-20 Emerging Artist Program. In this episode, visual artist Vincent Miranda and curator/organizer PJ Gubatina Policarpio talk about the ideas and influences for Miranda’s upcoming exhibition at the Museum of African Diaspora. Miranda reflects upon growing up in South Florida and its lasting influences: from Southern hip-hop, the “come up,” lean (“purple drank”), and the stutter. 

Due to the current world health crisis, the Museum of the African Diaspora is currently closed. They are closely monitoring the changing status of COVID-19 and taking the necessary steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease. All exhibitions have been postponed until further notice, including Vincent Miranda: Florida Jitt. For all updates on openings, please visit www.moadsf.org or follow MoAD on social media @moadsf.


Vincent Miranda is an interdisciplinary artist from South Florida, living and working in San Francisco, California. Miranda’s work is influenced by the cultural and environmental climate of the South. Through his sculptural investigations, Miranda explores the intersections between his experience as a child of mixed-race parents, Southern hip-hop, narratives of the “come up,” and how all of this informs his identity as a young man of color today.

PJ Gubatina Policarpio is an educator, writer, curator, and community organizer. He is dedicated to making visible and undeniable the critical contributions of queer, Indigenous, diasporic im/migrant artists, and artists of color through research, writing, programming, and exhibitions. PJ has organized readings, exhibitions, publications, and public programs at Southern Exposure, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Public Library, Asian Art Museum, Dixon Place, NURTUREart, and other unnameable spaces. He is co-founder of Pilipinx American Library (PAL), an itinerant collection and programming platform dedicated exclusively to Filipinx perspectives. Born in the Philippines, PJ lives and works between San Francisco and New York City; the Ramaytush Ohlone and Lenape homelands.


  1. Cover image: Vincent Miranda. that hand gon stutter, 2019; silicone, glass, Patek water, alloy; 44 x 25 x 25 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

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