Kuang Yi Ku
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 masters 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 first prize at the Taipei Digital Art Awards in 2015 with “The Fellatio Modification Project”. For the project, he expored body modification, gender studies, queer theories, and dentistry all together. His work often deals with the human body, sexuality, human-animal interaction and medical technology, aiming to investigate the relationships between technology, the individual and the environment.
Why Kuang-Yi was invited to 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, Kuang-Yi challenges dogmas in medical practice, opening up our mental pathways and letting us imagine new possibilities in medical technology.
What Kuang-Yi will speak about
His prize-winning projects that connect art and science, challenging our current perspective on medical practice and technology.