Eungie Joo has been appointed the curator of the Sharjah Biennial 12, which opens in March 2015. Joo is director of art and cultural programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brasil, collector Bernardo Paz's vast sculpture park and botanical garden. She was previously director and curator of education and public programs at the New Museum in New York.
Joo’s proposal for the biennale centres on 'how artists’ positions help us consider new possibilities for social organisation and ways to transcend cultural and political boundaries'. Joo said of her appointment, 'Sharjah is a very special place that calls you back again and again. I am truly excited to work with Sheikha Hoor and the Sharjah Art Foundation to develop a meaningful conversation with artists, cultural practitioners, and Sharjah through both the March Meeting and the Biennial.'