Kuang-Yi Ku is a bio-artist and a social designer born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, who is currently based in the Netherlands.
Ku's work often deals with the human body, sexuality, human-animal interaction and medical technology, and aims to investigate the relationships among technology, the individual, and the environment.
His residency period at airWG is funded by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government.
In this period, he will be completing "Tarot of Pulse" which he will be showing during a West Wednesdays on November 14. Alongside this, he will also create a new project titled "Moon Ginseng", which will be exhibited at Reshape at MU artspace in Eindhoven from November 30 to March 3.
Ku graduated with triple master degrees in social design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, dentistry from National Yang-Ming University, and communication design from Shih Chien University.
He also co-founded TW BioArt (the Taiwan bioart community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan. He won 1st prize in the 2015 Taipei Digital Art Awards The Fellatio Modification Project, where he brought body modification, gender studies, queer theories, and dentistry together.
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