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Eungie Joo

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Eungie Joo is currently Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum, New York. She was previously director and curator at the Gallery at REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), Los Angeles. Her recent curatorial projects include An Offering: Public Resource (2009); Museum as Hub: Six Degrees (2008); Unknown Forces: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2007); Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works (2005-6); Kara E. Walker’s Song of the South (2005); and Taro Shinoda: Buried Treasure (2004). Joo was a visiting artist in the School of Art at CalArts (2003) and continued to teach there during her tenure at REDCAT. Joo was co-founder of Six Months: Crenshaw (2003) a temporary site for conversation, exhibition, performance, and collectivity through dialogue and critique. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues on Edgar Arceneaux, Mark Bradford, Barry McGee, Sora Kim, Rigo 23, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and Yin Xiuzhen among others. Joo received her doctorate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Joo is a recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement (2007). She was the commissioner of the Korean Pavilion for the International Art Exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennale and currently curator of the forthcoming exhibition ‘The Generational’, opening Spring 2012.

Education at San Art