International Visitor Programme : March 2011

Eungie Joo

Director/Curator

Eungie Joo. Photo: Lorna Simpson

Eungie Joo spearheaded the Museum as Hub project at the New Museum, New York, NY, USA, a partnership of six international arts organizations that supports art activities and experimentation; explores artistic, curatorial, and institutional practice; and serves as an important resource for the public to learn about contemporary art from around the world. As part of the Museum as Hub, Joo commissioned the yearlong Night School project by Anton Vidokle; a 'Post Living Anti Action Theater' (PoLAAT) residency with My Barbarian; and launched the Propositions seminar series — a public forum that considers contemporary artists's ideas in early development; among other commissions. In 2009, she served as commissioner for the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, presenting the solo exhibition, 'Condensation: Haegue Yang'. Joo was previously Director and Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, from 2003 to 2007. She received the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement in 2006.