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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              
Art Sonje Center, Seoul, KR (forthcoming)
Simultaneity Biases, Blain | Southern, Berlin, DE

2017              
Single Breath Transfer, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Uniformitarian Assumptions (and other ghosts), Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES
Seven Sins, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, US

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

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

2013              
Michael Joo, M-Building, Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, Miami Beach, US

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

2010              
Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, DE (with Damien Hirst)
Michael Joo, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, IT

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

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

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

2005              
Distilled, 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              
Michael Joo, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
Michael Joo, Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, IT
Michael Joo, PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR

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

1999              
Michael Joo, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US

1998              
Conserving Momentum (Egg/Gyro/Laundry Room), White Cube, London, UK

1997              
Michael Joo, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US

1996              
Michael Joo, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US

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

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

1992              
The Artifice of Expenditure, Nordanstad-Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018              
Real DMZ Project, Peace and Culture Plaza, Cheorwon, KR (forthcoming)
NGORONGORO, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, DE

2017              
Emanation 2017: An Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibit, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millvile, US
Glasstress 2017, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, US
Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass, Stephen D. Paine Galleries, MassArt, Boston, US
Naturalia (curated by Danny Moynihan), Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 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
Still (the) Barbarians (curated by Koyo Kouoh), EVA International Biennale 2016, Limerick, IE
Force of Nature (curated by James Putnam), Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, BE

2015              
Antoine d'Agata, Bosco Sodi, Cornelia Parker, Javier Pérez, Keith Tyson, Michael Joo, Sean Scully and Tony Cragg, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES
Seoul, Vite, Vite! (curated by Jean-Max Colard), as part of Lille 3000, Euralille, Lille, FR
America Is Hard To See, Film & Video Screenings: MIND EYE BODY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Glasstress 2015, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT
Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2014              
Metaphysical, Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Milan, IT
On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracey Williams, Ltd. And Fitzroy Gallery, New York, US
Blood Flames, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US
The Space Where I Am, Blain | Southern, London, UK
Global City, Surreal City, IVAM, Valencia, ES

2013              
White Light/White Heat, The Wallace Collection, London, UK
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, US
Come Together: Surviving Sandy (curated by Phong Bui), Industry City, Brooklyn, US
Glasstress 2013, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, IT
Indivisible, Art Basel Unlimited (organized by Kukje Gallery), Basel, CH
Vivere, Paddle 8, New York, US

2012              
Freedom Not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection (curated by Elena Geuna), Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, IT; Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RU
Roundtable, 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper, Pangolin, London, UK
Glasstress New York, Museum of Art and Design, New York, US
Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art, Asia Society Gallery, HK

2011              
Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (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, US
Incarnational Aesthetics, New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS), New York, US
Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US

2008              
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, US
Re-imagining Asia, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, DE
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, MoMA PS1, 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, 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
Fever Variations, 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
Eretica, Palazzo Sant’ Anna, Palermo, IT
Flux Factory, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, US
Comunicato Stampo, Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, IT
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 USA, 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

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, New York, 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 Maria 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, 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, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, KR; Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, KR
The Korean War and American Art: Fifty Years Later, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, US
Media_City Seoul 2000, Seoul Museum of History, 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, Susan Etkin, Michael Joo, MOMA PS1, 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 Biennia, 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, Paris, FR
Better Living Through Chemistry, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, US
Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen, Erfurt, DE
Beyond the Borders, 1st Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Contemporary Museum, Gwangju, 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, Institute of Contemporary Arts, 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
 
SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
AMOREPACIFIC Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Burger Collection, HK
Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, US
FNAC (Foundation National d’Art Contemporain), Paris, FR
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, USA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, US
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US
Hiscox Collection, London, UK
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
M+, Kowloon, HK
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, US
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angles, US
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, SE
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US