Kuang Yi Ku
Prize winning new-media artist, social designer & practicing dentist
About Kuang-Yi Ku
Kuang-Yi Ku was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and studying at Design Academy Eindhoven. He holds two Master’s degrees, one in dentistry from the National Yang Ming University and the other in Communication Design from Shih Chien University.He is a practicing dentist, a new media artist and a social designer. He also co-founded TW BioArt (Taiwan Bio-Art Community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan. He won the 1st prize at the Taipei Digital Art Awards in 2015 with “The Fellatio Modification Project”. For the project he involved body modification, gender studies, queer theories, and dentistry all together. His work often deals with human body, sexuality, human-animal interaction and medical technology, aiming to investigate the relationships among technology, individual and environment.
Why Kuang-Yi Ku speaks at TEDxEindhoven
Often a unique background helps spark an equally unique lightbulb moment. Kuang-Yi’s background in both dentistry and art/design helps him connect the Eindhoven-dichotomy of scientific high-tech(nology) and it’s creative design community. Through his projects he challenges dogmas in medical practice opening up our mental pathways letting us imagine new possibilities in medical technology.
What will Kuang-Yi Ku speak on
Kuang-Yi Ku will speak on his prize-winning projects that connect art & science, challenging our current perspective on medical practice and technology.