Jo-ey Tang

Jo-ey Tang

Director of Exhibitions
Beeler Gallery
Master of Fine Arts

United States

Jo-ey Tang is the Director of Exhibitions at Beeler Gallery. Tang was curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, from 2014 to 2015, and arts editor of literary magazinen+1 from 2009 to 2014. In 2010, Tang founded the curatorial project The Notary Public. The first exhibitions took place in his apartment and included emerging and established artists such as Carol Bove, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Luke Stettner, and B. Wurtz. There, he organized Windblown Jackie Anniversary Stroll, a literary walk led by poet Wayne Koestenbaum in Central Park. In 2013, he curated Forming the Loss in Darkness at Praz-Delavallade, Paris, as part of Nouvelles Vagues, a citywide young curators season initiated by Palais de Tokyo.


As curator at Palais de Tokyo, Tang conducted over 200 studio visits of emerging artists in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar, Singapore, and Germany. He was chief curator of Inside China – L’Intérieur du Géant(2014), which traveled in expanded forms to K11 Art Foundation Pop-Up Space, Hong Kong (2015), and Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2015), featuring emerging Chinese and French artists, including Cheng Ran, Aude Pariset, Renaud Jerez, Li Gang, and Yu Ji, alongside 19th century photographer Nadar. He served on the search committee of le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the artist-in-residence program and research lab of Palais de Tokyo.


Recently, Tang curated More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, at Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague (2016), which included Kasper Bosmans, Sonja Engelhardt, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Li Jinghu, Tan Lin, K.r.m. Mooney, Pierre Paulin, Parallel Practice, Carlos Reyes, Ben Schumacher, Augustas Serapinas, and Allison Somers. Tang is a frequent contributor to Artforumand LEAP, and his writing has appeared inFlash ArtKaleidoscopeArtAsiaPacific, and This Is Tomorrow. For Kadist Art Foundation, Paris / San Francisco, he produced a series of videos on Barbara Bloom, Gabriel Kuri, Pratchaya Phinthong, R.H. Quaytman, and Maaike Schoorel.


As a visual artist, Tang has exhibited at IAC - Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes; Lyles & King, New York; Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.