Qianjin Montoya is a writer and curator with a research-based practice focusing on institutional histories and the narratives of women and people of color. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and programming at The San Francisco Museum of Art. She was chosen as the Americas Collection Fellow at Kadist Art Foundation in 2020. Her writing has been published in exhibition catalogs, in OpenSpace and Art Practical, and is forthcoming in a book of essays, Change is Required: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum. Montoya holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, and a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley. She sits on the Board of Directors at Southern Exposure, an artist-centered non-profit organization, and is currently the assistant curator at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.