Eungie Joo

Eungie Joo.

In fall 2012, Eungie Joo became the director of art and cultural programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil, a contemporary art complex where industrialist Bernardo Paz shows works from his own collection and regularly commissions major site-specific pieces. The New York Times has described it as “a vast garden of art in the hills of Brazil.” From 2007–12, Joo was the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum, New York. There she organized the 2011 triennial The Ungovernables, which presented international contemporary art to North American audiences, and she spearheaded the Museum as Hub, an experimental art initiative that forged international museum partnerships to explore artistic, curatorial and institutional practice.

Before the New Museum, Joo was director and curator at Redcat in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2007. She served as an advisor on the 2008 Carnegie International and received the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement in 2006. Joo served as a Pew Fellowships panelist at the Center in 2006 and she participated in a Center roundtable discussion in February 2011 with Pablo Helguera, director of adult and academic programs in the department of education at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Recently she was named as the curator of Sharjah Biennial 12, opening in March 2015.


Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lecoq-trained theater artist Mary Tuomanen devises work using storytelling tools like acrobatics, clown, mask, mime, scenography, and spatial composition.

Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

Throughout Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the exhibition received media attention from a number of publications.

Institute of Contemporary Art Director Amy Sadao on the impact of audience feedback on curatorial and programmatic decision-making.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has organized a panel discussion around the topic of the rail corridor, as part of its programming for Katharina Grosse’s psychylustro.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art.

Questions of Practice

We speak to poet J.C. Todd, whose current work-in-progress is a collection of sonnets that “complicates and contemporizes the tradition of war poems.”

Grants & Grantees

Located in Chinatown North in Center City Philadelphia, Asian Arts Initiative fosters social change through art.

We talk with Laynie Browne, whose poetry explores notions of silence and the invisible through the re-contextualization of poetic forms.

A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life.