Michael Joo American, b. 1966

Joo’s work gives concrete visible form to units of mental thought and physical reaction, breaking down the confines between the results of natural phenomena (which can be comprehended by means of scientific theories) and artistic production.


Joo has had solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, the Stedelilijk Museum of Amsterdam, the Bohen Foundation, New York; the Asia Society, New York; the MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge; and the Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida, among others. He was included as one of two artists in the South Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and was awarded the grand prize at this year’s Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, South Korea.