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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Kuang-Yi Ku was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and has been based in the Netherlands since 2016. He graduated with triple master’s degrees in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven; in dentistry from National Yang-Ming University; and in Communication Design from Shih Chien University.
Formerly a dentist, Ku is a bio-artist and social designer. He founded TW BioArt (a Taiwan bioart community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science + Art in Taiwan. His works often deal with the human body, sexuality, interspecies interactions, and medical technology, and aim to investigate the relationships among technology, individuals, and the environment.
Kuang-Yi Ku has been working on the collaboration between art and science and especially focus on the topic of how state-of-the-art medicine affects future society. His backgrounds of medical professions and artistic practice make him be capable of dealing with complex ethical issues of emerging medical technology. And it means that his works could create new imaginations of medicine and provide a better health care in the future. It reflects “Good Health and Well-being”, one of the UN sustainable development goals.
He also has a couple of projects which are dealing with the conflicts between environmental problems and cultural traditions, for example, the usage of animal parts of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine. His projects are finding solutions to both protect the endangered creatures and preserve the perishing cultural heritage. It does reflect the UN sustainable development goals related to environmental protection such as “Life on Land”, “Climate Action” and so on.
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- Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being
- Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities
- Goal 15 Life on Land