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Michael Joo
(American-Korean, 1966)
 
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1966 Born in Ithaca, US
Lives and works in New York, US


EDUCATION
1991 MFA, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, US
1989 BFA, Washington University, St Louis, US


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Simultaneity Biases, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE

2017   
Single Breath Transfer, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR  
Uniformitarian Assumptions, Galleria Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES
Michael Joo: 7 Sins, Carolina Nitsch, New York, US

2016     
Barrier Island, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, US
Perspectives: Michael Joo, Freer | Sackler, Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D.C., US
Radiohalo, Blain | Southern, London, UK

2014     
Suture, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, US
Transparency Engine, SCAD Moot Gallery, Sham Shui PO, HK
Drift (Bronx), The Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, USA
Drift, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, US
Doppelganger, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK

2013     
Plexus, M-Building, Miami, FL

2012
Exit from the House of Being, Blain|Southern, London, UK

2010
Galleria Marabini, Bologna, IT

2009
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance), Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US

2008
Circannual Rhythm, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR

2006
Michael Joo, Rodin Gallery (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, KR

2005
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space-Baby), Asia Society, New York, US
Still Lives, The Bohen Foundation, New York, US

2004
Michael Joo, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, US

2003
Michael Joo, MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, US

2002
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, IT
PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR

2001
49th Venice Biennale, South Korean Pavilion, Venice, IT (with Do-Ho Suh)

1999
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US

1998
White Cube, London, UK

1997
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US

1996
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US

1995
Crash,Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, FR
Nature vs. Nature at the Glass Ceiling, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL (with Christiaan Bastiaans)
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US

1994
Salt Transfer Cycle, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, in collaboration with Petzel/Borgmann Gallery, New York,US

1992
The Artifice of Expenditure, Nordanstad-Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017     
ARK, Chester Cathedral, Chester, UK
Emanation, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Millville, NJ, USA
Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of art and Design, Boston, US
Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, US

2016     
Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, KR
30 Years 1986-2016: As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, KR
EVA International Biennial, Limerick, IE
Force of Nature, Galerie Valerie Bach, Brussels, BE

2015     
The Past, the Present, the Possible, Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah
Glasstrees 2015, Palazzo CavalliFranchetti, Venice, IT
Lille3000, Lille, FR
GaleriaCarlesTaché, Barcelona, ES
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

2014     
Metaphysical, MimmoScognamiglio Gallery, Milan, IT
On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracey Williams Gallery, New York, US
Blood Flames Revisited, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
The Space Where I Am, Blain|Southern, Londo, UK
Global City, Surreal City, IVAM, Valencia, ES

2013     
White Light / White Heat, Wallace Collection, London, UK
Glasstrees 2013, Palazzo CavalliFranchetti, Venice, IT
Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, US
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Brooklyn, New York, US
Paddle 8, Brooklyn, New York, US

2012     
Freedom Not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’sMurderme Collection, PinacotecaAgnelli, Turin, IT
Roundtable, The 9thGwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, KR
Sculptor’s Drawings and Works on Paper, Pangolin London, London, UK
Glasstrees New York, Museum of Art and Design, New York, US

2011
Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, IVAM, Valencia, ES
Best of Silver: Selected Sculptures in Silver. Pangolin, London, UK
Glasstress 2011, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, IT

2010
Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, DE (with Damien Hirst)
The Infinite Starburst of Your Cold Dark Eyes, PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR
Dirty Kunst, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK

2009
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Incarnational Aesthetics, New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS), US
Faces & FactsKorean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, US

2008
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, US
Re asia, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, DE
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, US
Focus: The Figure (Art form the Logan Collection). Denver Art Museum, Denver, US

2007
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US
Triennale Bovisa: Timer 01, Milan, IT
Post Object, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, CA

2006
In The Darkest Hour There Will Be Light, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
The Bong Show, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, US
Postcards From The Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, US
6th Gwangju Biennale2006, Gwangju, CN
Eretica, Palazzo Sant’ Anna, Palermo, IT
Flux Factory, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, US
Comunicato Stampo, Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy
Implosion!, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
RADAR: Selections From The Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Wallin vs Joo, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, SE

2005
Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, US
e-Flux Video Rental, The Moore Space, Miami, US
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, US
Monuments For The US, CCA Wattis Institute For Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; White Columns, New York, US
Postcards From The Edge, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
This Must Be The Place, Center For Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On- Hudson, US
In The Darkest Hour There Will Be Light, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2004
D.u.m.b.o. Short Film and Video Festival, Brooklyn, US
Art Basel 04 (film/video), Basel, CH
Black Belt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, US
f#@k perfection, Vertex List, Brooklyn, US
Field, Socrates Sculpture Park, curated by Alyson Baker, Long Island City, US
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, US
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum, Cleveland, US
Postcards From the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, US
Standing on a Bridge, Arario Gallery, Seoul, KR
Video Program, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Beach, US

2003
Alumni Show, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, US
Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, US
Commodification of Buddhism, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, US
Fresh Talk Revisited, A/P/A Studies Gallery, New York University, New York, US
Full Frontal, Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Paradise/Paradox, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, US

2002
Black Mariah Film Festival, Jersey City, US
It's Unfair!, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
Manifeste, oder: Ergriffenheit–was ist das?, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, DE
The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

2001
A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities, Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan
Collection, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Califorina, US
I Love (benefit exhibition), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US

2000
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, US
Korean Embassy, New York, US
Juvenilia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, US
Koreamericakorea, Artsonje Center, Seoul, KR; Sonje Museum, Kyungju, KR
The Korean War and American Art: Fifty Years Later, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, US
Media_City Seoul 2000, National Historical Museum, Seoul, KR
Psycho, Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggianto Fine Art, London, UK
Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1998
Matthew McCaslin, SUSn Etkin, Michael Joo, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, US
Nine International Artists at Wanås, Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, SE
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US

1997
2nd Johannesburg Biennial 1997, Museum of Africa, Johannesburg, ZA
Art Club Berlin, Berlin, DE
Art in the Anchorage, Creative Time, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, US
Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Techno-Seduction, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, US
Transmission, L´Ecole des Beaux Arts Galerie, Paris, FR

1996
Against, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, UK
The Damien Hirst Collection, Quo Vadis, London, UK
Joo, Sheward & White, Wigram, The Post Office, London, UK
Patrick Painter Editions, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

1995
La Belle et la Bête, (Beauty and the Beast), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (ARC), Paris, FR
Better Living Through Chemistry, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, US
Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen, Erfurt, DE
Institute of Cultural Anxiety, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju Contemporary Museum, Kwangju, KR
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Portalen, Copenhagen, DK
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US

1994
Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, London, UK
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland; Kunstverein, Hannover, DE
What Is in Your Mind?, Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, SE

1993
Across the Pacific, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, US
Aperto-93, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Changing I: Dense Cities, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
The Final Frontier, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, US
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, DE
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, San Francisco, US
Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (with Rachel Berwick)
Recent Acquisitions, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

1992
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, AT
Mimique, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, US
Unfair, Nordanstad Gallery at Balloni Halle, Cologne, DE

1988
Demolition Daze, exhibition/auction, Rifle Sport Gallery, Minneapolis, US


AWARDS
2006
United States Artists Fellowship, US
Grand Prize, 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, KR(with co-recipient Song Dong)

2003
American Center Foundation Grant, US

2002
LEF Foundation Grant, US

2001
Warhol Foundation Grant, US

2000
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters’ and Sculptors’ Grant, US

1998
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, US


RESIDENCIES
2006
Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mt. Desert, Maine, US

1998
International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, SE

1996-7
Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK

1995
Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, SE

1994
Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, DK

1990
Cite International Des Arts, Paris, FR


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
FNAC (Foundation National d’Art Contemporain), Paris, FR
Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angles, US
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
Hiscox Collection, London, UK
The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, SE
Samsung Centre for Art and Culture, Seoul, KR
Whitney Museum of American Art, US
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, US
AMOREPACIFIC Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, US
   
 
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