Eungie Joo is currently curator of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Previously, she served as director of the 5th Anyang Public Art Project/APAP 5, Anyang, Korea (2017); curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (2015); director of Art and Cultural Programs, Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil (2012–2014) and Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs, New Museum, New York (2007–2012), where she spearheaded the Museum as Hub program and commissioned the monthly seminar Night School by Anton Vidokle (2008–2009) and organisedthe New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables (2012).

Joo served as Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), where she presented Condensation: Haegue Yang. She was founding Director and Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2003–2007), where she developed residencies and exhibitions by SUPERFLEX, Damián Ortega, Sora Kim, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Kara Walker and others.

She published the Art Spaces Directory (2012), a guide to over 400 independent art spaces from over 96 countries, and edited the volume Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (2009).

Joo received her doctorate in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.