Born in Ithaca, New York in 1966, Joo uses sculpture, performance and installation in his work, as well as a combination of scientific language and complex structures that exemplify and parody the potential of form.
Joo obtained a BFA from Washington University in 1989, followed by an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 1991. In 1994 his work was included in the internationally acclaimed group show, Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, curated by Damien Hirst for the Serpentine Gallery, London. His artwork is included in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Centre, Mineapolis; Denver Art Museum; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Joo has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, 1993 and 2001; Whitney Biennial, New York, 2000; Anton Kern Gallery, New York, 2002; the Bohen Foundation New York, 2005; Rodin Gallery, 2006; Milan Triennale Bovisa, 2006; Denver Art Museum, 2006 and the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2006, where he was co-recipient of the Grand Prize for his installation, “Bodhi Obfuscatus…” He lives and works in Manhattan and Brooklyn.