Biography

Eungie Joo is curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (5 March – 5 June 2015). From 2012 – 2014, Joo was Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brasil. She was Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum from 2007 – 2012, where Joo spearheaded the Museum as Hub program; commissioned the monthly seminar Night School by Anton Vidokle (2008 – 9); edited the volume Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (2009); and published the Art Spaces Directory (2012), a guide to over 400 independent art spaces from over ninety-six countries. Joo was curator of the 2012 New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables and served as commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, where she presented Condensation: Haegue Yang. Joo was founding Director and Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, from 2003 to 2007, where she developed residencies and exhibitions by SUPERFLEX, Damián Ortega, Sora Kim, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Kara Walker and others. Joo received her doctorate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.