Michael Joo is interested in the conflicts and coexistence between art and science, nature and technology, history and perception, the real and the imaginary. He has had solo exhibitions at SCAD, Savannah, Georgia (2016), Blain|Southern Gallery, London (2011), The Anchorage Museum, Alaska (2008); Rodin Gallery (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art), Seoul (2006); MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003); and the South Korean Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale together with Do-Ho-Suh (2001). Joo’s recent group exhibitions include: Round Table: Gwangju Biennial (2012); Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art, Asia Society Gallery, Hong Kong (2012); Glasstress, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice (2011); NeoHooDoo: Art of a Forgotten Faith, P.S.1 MoMA, New York (2008); and In The Darkest Hour There May Be Light, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006). Joo’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Denver Art Museum; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. In 2006, Joo was awarded the Grand Prize of the 6th Gwangju Biennale, along with artist Song Dong. He is a recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship (2006) as well as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1999). Michael Joo lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.