Galeria Carles Taché

Michael Joo

Ithaca, NY, 1966
Since the early 1990s, Michael Joo investigates, through a diverse variety of mediums, questions relating to the Human Being and the Natural History. The notions of identity, body, nature and territory are core questions to his work. Bold and often very influenced by his scientific background, Joo experiences with a wide range of mediums (video, sculpture, installation, drawing, prints) materials and technologies.
He has individually shown in galleries and museums from the international scene even representing the South Korea pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale. His work joins collections such as the MOMA, Guggenheim and the Whitney (New York) ones. Also the Samsung Centre for Art and Culture (Seoul).

Axis (Africanized Wurst), 2008
Hand-built plastic on canvas with cast epoxy and enamel paint, ethafoam,
stainless steel, glass
123 x 232 x 67 cm.

Fall/Break, 2008
Sterling silver
597 x 597 x 597 mm.

Tress, 2009
Cast urethane, steel and acrylic enamel paint
825 x 660 x 546 mm.