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David Khang

Biological Artist

David Khang’s biological art practice is informed by previous education in human physiology, psychology (BSc), and dentistry (DDS), from the University of Toronto. He received his BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, and MFA with Emphasis in Critical Theory at University of California, Irvine. Khang is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver). He has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. Khang is a 2007 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (NYC) and was a 2010 artist-in-residence at SymbioticA Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts (Perth, AUS).
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When Art and Dentistry Mix, You Get This

I worked with two actors for my project that included facial Botox injections. The actors posed for "before" and "after" video shoots while reciting highly affective Shakespearean soliloquies. The resulting two-channel HD video highlights the uncanny differential appearance as the result of Botox-induced muscle paralysis.
06/09/2013 11:37 EDT