Michael Joo

American, b. 1966

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Michael Joo

American, b. 1966

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Korean-American conceptual artist Michael Joo manipulates a wide array of unexpected materials, from antlers and human sweat to fiber optics and magnets, to explore places, people, and objects by reinterpreting perception, asking, “Why do we perceive as we perceive?”. Amid a profusion of themes and styles, certain natural and spiritual motifs emerge, particularly animals and the Buddha. For example, in Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) (2005), a stone Buddha statue wears a halo of interconnected cameras, which then project close-ups of the Buddha onto screens mounted in the space around the statue.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Biography

Korean-American conceptual artist Michael Joo manipulates a wide array of unexpected materials, from antlers and human sweat to fiber optics and magnets, to explore places, people, and objects by reinterpreting perception, asking, “Why do we perceive as we perceive?”. Amid a profusion of themes and styles, certain natural and spiritual motifs emerge, particularly animals and the Buddha. For example, in Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) (2005), a stone Buddha statue wears a halo of interconnected cameras, which then project close-ups of the Buddha onto screens mounted in the space around the statue.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Michael Joo