MICHAEL JOO


Born in 1966
Lives and works in New York


Education

1988
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

1989
BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1991
MFA, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010
“Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?,” Haunch of Venison Berlin, Berlin (with Demien Hirst)*

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

2008
PKM Gallery, Seoul
“Circannual Rhythm: Video Installation by Michael Joo,” Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

2006
“Michael Joo: Edge as Center,” Rodin Gallery, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

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

2004
Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida

2003
MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2002
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milano

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

1999
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

1998
White Cube, London

1997
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

1996
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York

1995
“Crash,” Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
“Nature vs. Nature at the Glass Ceiling,” Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Christiaan Bastiaans)*

1995
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York.

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

1993
Nordanstad Gallery, New York (with Rachel Berwick)*

1992
“The Artifice of Expenditure,” Nordanstad-Skarstedt Gallery, New York
*denotes two-person show


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
"Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?," Haunch of Venison, Berlin
"The Infinite Starburst of Your Cold Dark Eyes," PKM Gallery, Seoul

2009
“NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith,” Miami Art Museum, Miami; and P.S.1 MoMA, New York

2008
“Friends and Family,” Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith,” The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
“ReAsia,” Haus der Kulturen, Berlin

2007
“New York States of Mind,” Queens Museum of Art, New York
“Shangri-la,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
“Timer 01/ Intimita/ Intimacy,” Triennale Bovisa, Milano
“Post Object,” Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

2006
“In The Darkest Hour There Will Be Light,” Serpentine Gallery, London
“The Bong Show,” Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
“Postcards From The Edge,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
“Fever Variations,” 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
“Eretica,” Palazzo Sant’ Anna, Palermo, Italy
“Flux Factory,” Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York
Group Show, Curti/Gambuzzi & Co., Milano
“Implosion!,” Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“RADAR: Selections From The Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
“Wallin vs Joo,” Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden

2005
“Art walk NY,” Sotheby’s, New York
“e-Flux Video Rental,” The Moore Space, Miami
“Incognito,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
“Monuments For The USA,” CCA Wattis Institute For Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; and White Columns, New York
“Postcards From The Edge,” Robert Miller Gallery, New York
“This Must Be The Place,” Center For Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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

2003
“Alumni Show, Center for the Arts,” Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
“Black Belt,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
“Commodification of Buddhism,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
“Fresh Talk Revisited,” A/P/A Studies Gallery, New York University, New York
“Full Frontal,” Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
“Paradise/Paradox,” Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York
“Short Cuts: Video Art and Photography,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

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

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

2000
“Drawings 2000,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Korean Embassy, New York
“Juvenilia,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Koreamericakorea,” Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea; and Artsonje Museum, Kyungju, Korea
“The Korean War and American Art: Fifty Years Later,” Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
“Media_City Seoul 2000,” National Historical Museum, Seoul

2000
“Psycho, Art and Anatomy,” Anne Faggianto Fine Art, London
Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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

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

1996
“Against,” Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London
The Damien Hirst Collection, Quo Vadis, London
“Joo,” Sheward & White, Wigram, The Post Office, London
“Patrick Painter Editions,” Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
“Urban Structures,” Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany

1995
“La Belle et la Bête, (Beauty and the Beast),” Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (ARC), Paris
“Better Living Through Chemistry,” Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
“Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen,” Erfurt, Germany
“Institute of Cultural Anxiety,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London
“Beyond The Borders,” 1st Gwangju Biennale, Kwangju Contemporary Museum, Gwangju, Korea
“Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away,” Serpentine Gallery, London; travelled to Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland; and Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York

1994
“Across the Pacific,” Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea
“Crash,” Thread Waxing Space, New York
“Drawing on Sculpture,” Cohen Gallery, New York
“I, Myself and Me,” The Interart Center, New York
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
“What Is in Your Mind?,” Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1993
“Across the Pacific,” Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
“Aperto-93,” 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“Changing I: Dense Cities,” Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

1993
“The Final Frontier,” New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
“In Out of the Cold,” Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, San Francisco
“Recent Acquisitions,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1992
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria
“Mimique,” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
“Unfair,” Nordanstad Gallery at Balloni Halle, Cologne, Germany

1988
“Demolition Daze,” exhibition/auction, Rifle Sport Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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


Collections

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colo.
FNAC (Foundation National d'Art Contemporain), Paris, France
Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y.
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Wash.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
Samsung Foundation for Art and Culture, Seoul, Korea
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.