This award was generously supported by Leonard and Susan Nimoy. _
Through sculpture, video, and installation, Michael Joo addresses the complexity of our relationship to technology, nature, and spirituality. His work references science and religion equally, looking at technology and its infrastructures as a way to explore social relations and the formation of identity. Joo has had solo exhibitions at the Samsung Museum, Seoul; the Bohen Foundation, New York; the Asia Society, New York; the MIT List visual Center, Cambridge; and the Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida, among others. He was included as one of two artists in the South Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and was awarded the grand prize at this year’s Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, South Korea.