Joo Yun Lee is a PhD Candidate, curator, and writer working on the intersection of art, science, and technology in modern and contemporary art. She finds her specific interests in ontology, materiality, spatiality, and the senses of computational media and its social political implication in contemporary art and visual culture. Her research is shaped by contemporary art history, media aesthetics, post-phenomenological philosophy, mathematics, sound studies, and critical studies. Her research focuses on the technological modes of production, distribution, and reception of technical image, intermedia performance and installation, sound art, and architecture from the 1960s to the present. She is at work on a dissertation entitled “Sensuous Communities: Materialized Spectatorship in Ryoji Ikeda’s Audio-visual Performances and Installation of Data Composition.”
Previous to starting her art history degree, she worked in museum administration and exhibition curation at the Seoul Museum of Art and was in charge of the Seoul International Media Art Festival. She was awarded Fulbright Graduate Study Award and was a 2013-2014 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Her curatorial practices focus on media ecology and the issue of community in network culture and she wrote numerous exhibition catalogues and reviews both in the United States and Korea.