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Patrick Jaojoco is a Brooklyn-based arts professional, curator, researcher, and writer. As an independent researcher and curator, his focus is in political ecology and historiography, in particular how creative practices can aid in public understanding of long-term ecological, economic, and political histories. He has curated numerous exhibitions and public programs throughout New York, and is currently organizing the Decolonial Mapping Toolkit, an online map and series of public programs attempting to decolonize the mapping process by reframing colonial histories in public space.

Patrick has extensive experience in arts administration and curatorial projects, and has worked in communications and curatorial roles with Art in General, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Creative Time, Fourth Arts Block, and the Invisible Dog Art Center. He has assisted with institutional exhibition such as Danilo Correale: At Work's End and Zach Blas: Contra-Internet, both curated by Laurel Ptak at Art in General, NY; and Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s curated by Gianni Jetzer at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC. He currently works as Director of Programs at FABnyc.

Patrick is a 2019–2021 member of NEW INC and was in the 2020 AICA-USA/Warhol Foundation Mentorship Program. He was a 2015-2017 Curatorial Fellow at SVA’s MA Curatorial Practice program, and received his BA in English Literature and Environmental Studies from New York University.