Timeline

1966
Born, Ithaca, N.Y.
1989
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
1989
BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
1991
MFA, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Lives and works in New York, N.Y.
Awards
2006 United States Artists Fellowship
2006 Grand Prize, 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006 (with co-recipient Song Dong)
2003 American Center Foundation Grant
2002 LEF Foundation
2001 Warhol Foundation Grant
2000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters’ and Sculptors’ Grant
1998 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Residencies
2007 Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Artist in Residence (multi-year)
2006 Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mt. Desert, Maine
1998 International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden
1996-97 Delfina Studio Trust, London, United Kingdom
1995 Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
1990 Cite International Des Arts, Paris, France

Exhibitions

2010
Galerie Marabini, Bologna, Italy (solo)
2010
The Infinite Starburst of Your Cold Dark Eyes, PKM Gallery, Seoul, KR
2010
Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?, Haunch of Venison Berlin, Berlin, Germany (group with Damien Hirst)
2009
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US (solo)
2009
Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance), Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US (solo)
2009
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, Miami Art Museum, Miami; and P.S.1 MoMA, New York, US (group)
2009
Incarnational Aesthetics, New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS), New York, US
2009
Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US
2008
P.S.1 MoMA, New York, US
2008
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US (group)
2008
NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, US (group)
2008
ReAsia, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany (group)
2008
PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2008
Circannual Rhythm: Video Installation by Michael Joo, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, US (solo)
2007
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US (group)
2007
Shangri-la, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (group)
2007
Post Object, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (group)
2007
usAsia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2007
Timer 01/Intimita/Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa, Milano
2007
Post Object, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
2006
In The Darkest Hour There Will Be Light, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2006
The Bong Show, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, N.Y.
2006
Postcards From The Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, N.Y.
2006
6th Gwangju Biennale2006, Gwangju, Korea
2006
Eretica, Palazzo Sant’ Anna, Palermo, Italy
2006
Flux Factory, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2006
Group Show, Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy
2006
Michael Joo, Rodin Gallery (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2006
Implosion!, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2006
RADAR: Selections From The Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Co.
2006
Wallin vs Joo, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden
2005
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, N.Y. (solo)
2005
Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space-Baby), Asia Society, New York, N.Y. (solo)
2005
Still Lives, The Bohen Foundation, New York, N.Y. (solo)
2005
Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, N.Y.
2005
e-Flux Video Rental, The Moore Space, Miami, Fla.
2005
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Cal.
2005
Monuments For The USA, CCA Wattis Institute For Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; White Columns, New York, N.Y.
2005
Postcards From The Edge, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2005
This Must Be The Place, Center For Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, N.Y.
2004
Michael Joo, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Fla. (solo)
2004
D.u.m.b.o. Short Film and Video Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2004
Art Basel 04 (film/video), Basel, Switzerland
2004
Black Belt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Cal.
2004
f#@k perfection, Vertex List, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2004
Field, Socrates Sculpture Park, curated by Alyson Baker, Long Island City, N.Y.
2004
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Cal.
2004
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum, Cleveland, Oh.
2004
Postcards From the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2004
Standing on a Bridge, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2004
Video Program, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Beach, N.J.
2003
Michael Joo, MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Mass. (solo)
2003
Alumni Show, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
2003
Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, N.Y.
2003
Commodification of Buddhism, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, N.Y.
2003
Fresh Talk Revisited, A/P/A Studies Gallery, New York University, New York, N.Y.
2003
Full Frontal, Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colo.
2003
Paradise/Paradox, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y.
2003
Short Cuts: Video Art and Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2002
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, N.Y. (solo)
2002
Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy (solo)
2002
PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2002
Black Mariah Film Festival, Jersey City, N.J.
2002
It's Unfair!, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
2002
Manifeste, oder: Ergriffenheit–was ist das?, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
2002
The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom
2001
49th Venice Biennale, South Korean Pavilion, Venice, Italy (with Do-Ho Suh) (solo)
2001
A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities, Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Calif.
2001
I Love N.Y., (benefit exhibition), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2001
Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, N.Y.
2000
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2000
Korean Embassy, New York, N.Y.
2000
Juvenilia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Calif.
2000
Koreamericakorea, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea; Sonje Museum, Kyungju, South Korea
2000
The Korean War and American Art: Fifty Years Later, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y.
2000
Media_City Seoul 2000, National Historical Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2000
Psycho, Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggianto Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
2000
Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y.
1999
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1998
White Cube, London, UK (solo)
1998
Matthew McCaslin, Susan Etkin, Michael Joo, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, US (group)
1998
Nine International Artists at Wanås, Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (group)
1998
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US (group)
1997
2nd Johannesburg Biennial 1997, Museum of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa (group)
1997
Art Club Berlin, Berlin, Germany (group)
1997
Art in the Anchorage, Creative Time, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, New York, US (group)
1997
Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US (group)
1997
Techno-Seduction, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, US (group)
1997
Transmission, L´Ecole des Beaux Arts Galerie, Paris, France (group)
1997
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1996
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1996
Against, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, UK (group)
1996
The Damien Hirst Collection, Quo Vadis, London, UK (group)
1996
Joo, Sheward & White, Wigram, The Post Office, London, UK (group)
1996
Patrick Painter Editions, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (group)
1996
Urban Structures, Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany (group)
1995
La Belle et la Bête, (Beauty and the Beast), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (ARC), Paris, France (group)
1995
Better Living Through Chemistry, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, US (group)
1995
Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen, Erfurt, Germany (group)
1995
Institute of Cultural Anxiety, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (group)
1995
Beyond The Borders, 1st Gwangju Biennale, Kwangju Contemporary Museum, Gwangju, Korea (group)
1995
Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London; travelled to Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland; and Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany (group)
1995
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (group)
1995
Crash, Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1995
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (solo)
1995
Nature vs. Nature at the Glass Ceiling, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The Netherlands (group with Christiaan Bastiaans)
1995
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1994
Salt Transfer Cycle, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1994
Across the Pacific, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea (group)
1994
Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, US (group)
1994
Drawing on Sculpture, Cohen Gallery, New York, US (group)
1994
I, Myself and Me, The Interart Center, New York, US (group)
1994
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, US (group)
1994
What Is in Your Mind?, Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (group)
1993
Across the Pacific, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, US (group)
1993
Aperto-93, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (group)
1993
Changing I: Dense Cities, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland (group)
1993
The Final Frontier, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, US (group)
1993
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany (group)
1993
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, San Francisco, US (group)
1993
Recent Acquisitions, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (group)
1993
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (group)
1993
Nordanstad Gallery, New York, US (group with Rachel Berwick)
1992
The Artifice of Expenditure, Nordanstad-Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US (solo)
1992
Unfair, Nordanstad Gallery at Balloni Halle, Cologne, Germany (group)
1992
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria (group)
1992
Mimique, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, US (group)
1988
Demolition Daze, exhibition/auction, Rifle Sport Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US (group)

Literature

2007
Michael Joo, texts by Michael Joo and Bruce W Ferguson, interview between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Michael Joo and conversation between Michael Joo and Paul Black, Other Criteria, UK
2004
Michael Joo, North Carolina: MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art.
2001
Michael Joo, Seoul: published in conjunction with the national presentation of the Korean Pavilion for the