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doctor curator writer and editormedicine :: design :: cuisine :: fragranceswebsite: kjb-archive.tumblr.com/archiveemail: senseight@gmail.comKóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, contemporary art collector, curator, designer, writer, critic, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program - Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He specialises in designing and producing projects and events that appose and contextualise seemingly disparate subjects. A contributing writer for the online publication ArtSlant, and contributing writer and art editor for the now online contemporary culture periodical, aRUde, he has written for Art Asia Pacific, Flavorpill, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, the Scent Marketing Institute Newsletter, and is the Pacific editor for d’Art International (Toronto), Most recently he was invited as an international fashion journalist to Madrid Fashion Week 2012.     As a medical scientist, his interests center around issues of the sensate body and in the ways that the physical self experiences and knows the world through the senses; as a cultural worker, his interests lie in examining the dynamics of subcultures nesting within larger cultures. As an artist, he is most interested in creating text-based works, experimenting in all media.     Dr. Baysa recently initiated the SENSEight Series: Come to Your Senses, private curated experiential workshops on the senses and perception.     He has curated shows for the London Biennale, LA International Biennial, Chinese Biennial, Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, The United Nations, and has organised and participated in art events throughout the US and in Paris, Cork, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Beirut, Beijing, Bandung, Hong Kong, Manila, Santiago, Singapore, Cologne, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Madras, Mexico City, and Yokohama. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Art Omi International Artist Colony, he has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA in New York, and is on the advisory panels for the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Art and Med in Los Angeles, and the Streaming Museum, a cybersite with public exhibition spaces on all seven continents.     KJ Baysa is a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board, and a consultant to and associate of The Daily Brand, a multi-disciplinary communications agency based in Los Angeles headed by Colin Mangham, a fellow founding member of MOCA China. He is an organising committee member of MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality). The critic-in residence for the 2006 Art Omi International Artist Colony in Ghent, New York, in 2007 he received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture on contemporary curatorial practice at the Hanoi University of Culture in Vietnam and conducted a survey of contemporary art in south and north Vietnam. In March 2009, he presented lectures and conducted workshops on the curatorial process from his unique perspective as a physician, at Zayed University campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.     Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical training at UCSF with a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology, Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. With a special interest in the role of the sense of smell in health and aesthetics, he is creating scents with professional perfumers, curating olfactory exhibitions with artists, and collaborating in olfactory clinical research projects with scientists in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has segued  from a clinical practice to focus on research investigating olfactory stimuli and their potential beneficial effects on memory disorders.

doctor curator writer and editor
medicine :: design :: cuisine :: fragrances


website: kjb-archive.tumblr.com/archive
email: senseight@gmail.com

Kóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, contemporary art collector, curator, designer, writer, critic, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program - Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He specialises in designing and producing projects and events that appose and contextualise seemingly disparate subjects. A contributing writer for the online publication ArtSlant, and contributing writer and art editor for the now online contemporary culture periodical, aRUde, he has written for Art Asia Pacific, Flavorpill, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, the Scent Marketing Institute Newsletter, and is the Pacific editor for d’Art International (Toronto), Most recently he was invited as an international fashion journalist to Madrid Fashion Week 2012.

     As a medical scientist, his interests center around issues of the sensate body and in the ways that the physical self experiences and knows the world through the senses; as a cultural worker, his interests lie in examining the dynamics of subcultures nesting within larger cultures. As an artist, he is most interested in creating text-based works, experimenting in all media.

     Dr. Baysa recently initiated the SENSEight Series: Come to Your Senses, private curated experiential workshops on the senses and perception.

     He has curated shows for the London Biennale, LA International Biennial, Chinese Biennial, Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, The United Nations, and has organised and participated in art events throughout the US and in Paris, Cork, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Beirut, Beijing, Bandung, Hong Kong, Manila, Santiago, Singapore, Cologne, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Madras, Mexico City, and Yokohama. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Art Omi International Artist Colony, he has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA in New York, and is on the advisory panels for the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Art and Med in Los Angeles, and the Streaming Museum, a cybersite with public exhibition spaces on all seven continents.

     KJ Baysa is a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board, and a consultant to and associate of The Daily Brand, a multi-disciplinary communications agency based in Los Angeles headed by Colin Mangham, a fellow founding member of MOCA China. He is an organising committee member of MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality). The critic-in residence for the 2006 Art Omi International Artist Colony in Ghent, New York, in 2007 he received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture on contemporary curatorial practice at the Hanoi University of Culture in Vietnam and conducted a survey of contemporary art in south and north Vietnam. In March 2009, he presented lectures and conducted workshops on the curatorial process from his unique perspective as a physician, at Zayed University campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

     Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical training at UCSF with a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology, Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. With a special interest in the role of the sense of smell in health and aesthetics, he is creating scents with professional perfumers, curating olfactory exhibitions with artists, and collaborating in olfactory clinical research projects with scientists in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has segued  from a clinical practice to focus on research investigating olfactory stimuli and their potential beneficial effects on memory disorders.

Both sciences and the arts are healing cultures. The words “curing” and “curating” share the same root word, curare, in Latin, “to help.”
There are two other stories in the air that I will describe on another occasion: a cardiac arrest of an elderly Asian gentleman and a woman who was afraid that she was losing her sight in flight. Approximately twenty four hours prior to this medical emergency in the air, I was opening the exhibition d’Asie d’Afrique at Museum 63 in Hong Kong.
The woman seated in 39G on the American Airlines flight from Honolulu to Chicago was experiencing increasing difficulty seeing clearly, her vision collapsing to a tunnel-like view, with complaints that she was losing sensation in her extremities. She also complained of a headache and abdominal pain. Her husband was concerned that she was becoming progressively weak and unresponsive. The flight attendant put out a call over the speakers for doctors on board, and I rose to examine the patient. Another physician, in Bermuda shorts and a bright blue Margaritaville t-shirt and me, in camouflage shorts, flip-flops, and a Triple 5 Soul black hoodie, appeared unlikely attendants to this woman symptomatic from dehydration and electrolye imbalance secondary to gastroenteritis with diarrhea, symptoms that afflicted several other passengers on board their holiday cruise in Hawaiian waters. Although her initial low blood pressure and confusional state improved after oral rehydration, after appropriate history-taking and a limited physical exam, our joint medical decision was to divert the flight to San Francisco to deplane and stabilize the patient with more definitive care in health facilities on the ground. She was expected to fully respond to intravenous rehydration and electrolyte replacement

Both sciences and the arts are healing cultures. The words “curing” and “curating” share the same root word, curare, in Latin, “to help.”

There are two other stories in the air that I will describe on another occasion: a cardiac arrest of an elderly Asian gentleman and a woman who was afraid that she was losing her sight in flight. Approximately twenty four hours prior to this medical emergency in the air, I was opening the exhibition d’Asie d’Afrique at Museum 63 in Hong Kong.

The woman seated in 39G on the American Airlines flight from Honolulu to Chicago was experiencing increasing difficulty seeing clearly, her vision collapsing to a tunnel-like view, with complaints that she was losing sensation in her extremities. She also complained of a headache and abdominal pain. Her husband was concerned that she was becoming progressively weak and unresponsive. The flight attendant put out a call over the speakers for doctors on board, and I rose to examine the patient. Another physician, in Bermuda shorts and a bright blue Margaritaville t-shirt and me, in camouflage shorts, flip-flops, and a Triple 5 Soul black hoodie, appeared unlikely attendants to this woman symptomatic from dehydration and electrolye imbalance secondary to gastroenteritis with diarrhea, symptoms that afflicted several other passengers on board their holiday cruise in Hawaiian waters. Although her initial low blood pressure and confusional state improved after oral rehydration, after appropriate history-taking and a limited physical exam, our joint medical decision was to divert the flight to San Francisco to deplane and stabilize the patient with more definitive care in health facilities on the ground. She was expected to fully respond to intravenous rehydration and electrolyte replacement

Big mahalos to my  family for their love and constant support: parents Danny and Pat Baysa,  sister Beverly; son Colter with Juliet and grandson Liam, son Kanoa  with Emma and grandsons Ikaika and Kekoa; sons Dylan, Elan, Nohea, and  daughter Aiyana.

Big mahalos to my family for their love and constant support: parents Danny and Pat Baysa, sister Beverly; son Colter with Juliet and grandson Liam, son Kanoa with Emma and grandsons Ikaika and Kekoa; sons Dylan, Elan, Nohea, and daughter Aiyana.

Dedicated to our daughter Leah lost to stomach cancer on 10 November 2006, hanai sister Ella lost to lung cancer on 4 May 2008, friend Sergio who drowned off of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on 11 July 2008, my “evil twin brother” James, who perished in Mumbai on 7 January 2010, while on a social mission, and friend Tobi Wong who took his own life on 30 May 2010. I love and miss you all so very much.

Dedicated to our daughter Leah lost to stomach cancer on 10 November 2006, hanai sister Ella lost to lung cancer on 4 May 2008, friend Sergio who drowned off of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on 11 July 2008, my “evil twin brother” James, who perished in Mumbai on 7 January 2010, while on a social mission, and friend Tobi Wong who took his own life on 30 May 2010. I love and miss you all so very much.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe  Laudamiel with  Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe Laudamiel with Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe  Laudamiel with  Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe Laudamiel with Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

15 April 2010
Do You Want Gold? an extraordinary  dining/installation/performance event orchestrated by Kirsha Kaechele of  KKProjects in New  Orleans. Chelsea District of Manhattan, NY.

15 April 2010

Do You Want Gold? an extraordinary dining/installation/performance event orchestrated by Kirsha Kaechele of KKProjects in New Orleans. Chelsea District of Manhattan, NY.

March 09, 2010 - April 30, 2010
OUROBOROS: The History of the Universe curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, MD. Artist(s): Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE.

March 09, 2010 - April 30, 2010

OUROBOROS: The History of the Universe curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, MD. Artist(s): Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE.

Through 30  April 2010
KJ Baysa presents Ali  Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE (Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw) at the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway below Prince, Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM.

Through 30 April 2010

KJ Baysa presents Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE (Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw) at the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway below Prince, Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM.

3 March - 1 May  2010
Scents and Medical Sensibility at the Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC. Fragrance and healing. Artists: Ann McCoy, Carrie Paterson,  Gayil Nalls, Jiayi and Shih-wen Young, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lapage,  Tobi Wong, Peter Hopkins.

3 March - 1 May 2010

Scents and Medical Sensibility at the Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC. Fragrance and healing. Artists: Ann McCoy, Carrie Paterson, Gayil Nalls, Jiayi and Shih-wen Young, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lapage, Tobi Wong, Peter Hopkins.

Curatorial advisor for Aurora by Grimanesa Amoros at  Issey Miyake TriBeCa.

Curatorial advisor for Aurora by Grimanesa Amoros at Issey Miyake TriBeCa.

February 2010 (rescheduled for February 2011)
sinoantipodal - Chinese artists and the 5 Chinese Elements at the South Pole.

February 2010 (rescheduled for February 2011)

sinoantipodal - Chinese artists and the 5 Chinese Elements at the South Pole.

5 December 2009
Seeing as Believing: Phosphene Visions at The Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California. Group show on entoptic phenomena.

5 December 2009

Seeing as Believing: Phosphene Visions at The Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California. Group show on entoptic phenomena.

20-29 November  2009
Sonic Self in St. Petersburg, Russia.

20-29 November 2009

Sonic Self in St. Petersburg, Russia.

12-28 February 2010  (rescheduled)
Sonic Self in Chennai, India.

12-28 February 2010 (rescheduled)

Sonic Self in Chennai, India.

doctor curator writer and editormedicine :: design :: cuisine :: fragranceswebsite: kjb-archive.tumblr.com/archiveemail: senseight@gmail.comKóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, contemporary art collector, curator, designer, writer, critic, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program - Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He specialises in designing and producing projects and events that appose and contextualise seemingly disparate subjects. A contributing writer for the online publication ArtSlant, and contributing writer and art editor for the now online contemporary culture periodical, aRUde, he has written for Art Asia Pacific, Flavorpill, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, the Scent Marketing Institute Newsletter, and is the Pacific editor for d’Art International (Toronto), Most recently he was invited as an international fashion journalist to Madrid Fashion Week 2012.     As a medical scientist, his interests center around issues of the sensate body and in the ways that the physical self experiences and knows the world through the senses; as a cultural worker, his interests lie in examining the dynamics of subcultures nesting within larger cultures. As an artist, he is most interested in creating text-based works, experimenting in all media.     Dr. Baysa recently initiated the SENSEight Series: Come to Your Senses, private curated experiential workshops on the senses and perception.     He has curated shows for the London Biennale, LA International Biennial, Chinese Biennial, Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, The United Nations, and has organised and participated in art events throughout the US and in Paris, Cork, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Beirut, Beijing, Bandung, Hong Kong, Manila, Santiago, Singapore, Cologne, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Madras, Mexico City, and Yokohama. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Art Omi International Artist Colony, he has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA in New York, and is on the advisory panels for the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Art and Med in Los Angeles, and the Streaming Museum, a cybersite with public exhibition spaces on all seven continents.     KJ Baysa is a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board, and a consultant to and associate of The Daily Brand, a multi-disciplinary communications agency based in Los Angeles headed by Colin Mangham, a fellow founding member of MOCA China. He is an organising committee member of MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality). The critic-in residence for the 2006 Art Omi International Artist Colony in Ghent, New York, in 2007 he received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture on contemporary curatorial practice at the Hanoi University of Culture in Vietnam and conducted a survey of contemporary art in south and north Vietnam. In March 2009, he presented lectures and conducted workshops on the curatorial process from his unique perspective as a physician, at Zayed University campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.     Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical training at UCSF with a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology, Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. With a special interest in the role of the sense of smell in health and aesthetics, he is creating scents with professional perfumers, curating olfactory exhibitions with artists, and collaborating in olfactory clinical research projects with scientists in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has segued  from a clinical practice to focus on research investigating olfactory stimuli and their potential beneficial effects on memory disorders.

doctor curator writer and editor
medicine :: design :: cuisine :: fragrances


website: kjb-archive.tumblr.com/archive
email: senseight@gmail.com

Kóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, contemporary art collector, curator, designer, writer, critic, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program - Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He specialises in designing and producing projects and events that appose and contextualise seemingly disparate subjects. A contributing writer for the online publication ArtSlant, and contributing writer and art editor for the now online contemporary culture periodical, aRUde, he has written for Art Asia Pacific, Flavorpill, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, the Scent Marketing Institute Newsletter, and is the Pacific editor for d’Art International (Toronto), Most recently he was invited as an international fashion journalist to Madrid Fashion Week 2012.

     As a medical scientist, his interests center around issues of the sensate body and in the ways that the physical self experiences and knows the world through the senses; as a cultural worker, his interests lie in examining the dynamics of subcultures nesting within larger cultures. As an artist, he is most interested in creating text-based works, experimenting in all media.

     Dr. Baysa recently initiated the SENSEight Series: Come to Your Senses, private curated experiential workshops on the senses and perception.

     He has curated shows for the London Biennale, LA International Biennial, Chinese Biennial, Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, The United Nations, and has organised and participated in art events throughout the US and in Paris, Cork, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Beirut, Beijing, Bandung, Hong Kong, Manila, Santiago, Singapore, Cologne, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Madras, Mexico City, and Yokohama. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Art Omi International Artist Colony, he has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA in New York, and is on the advisory panels for the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Art and Med in Los Angeles, and the Streaming Museum, a cybersite with public exhibition spaces on all seven continents.

     KJ Baysa is a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board, and a consultant to and associate of The Daily Brand, a multi-disciplinary communications agency based in Los Angeles headed by Colin Mangham, a fellow founding member of MOCA China. He is an organising committee member of MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality). The critic-in residence for the 2006 Art Omi International Artist Colony in Ghent, New York, in 2007 he received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture on contemporary curatorial practice at the Hanoi University of Culture in Vietnam and conducted a survey of contemporary art in south and north Vietnam. In March 2009, he presented lectures and conducted workshops on the curatorial process from his unique perspective as a physician, at Zayed University campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

     Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical training at UCSF with a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology, Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. With a special interest in the role of the sense of smell in health and aesthetics, he is creating scents with professional perfumers, curating olfactory exhibitions with artists, and collaborating in olfactory clinical research projects with scientists in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has segued  from a clinical practice to focus on research investigating olfactory stimuli and their potential beneficial effects on memory disorders.

Both sciences and the arts are healing cultures. The words “curing” and “curating” share the same root word, curare, in Latin, “to help.”
There are two other stories in the air that I will describe on another occasion: a cardiac arrest of an elderly Asian gentleman and a woman who was afraid that she was losing her sight in flight. Approximately twenty four hours prior to this medical emergency in the air, I was opening the exhibition d’Asie d’Afrique at Museum 63 in Hong Kong.
The woman seated in 39G on the American Airlines flight from Honolulu to Chicago was experiencing increasing difficulty seeing clearly, her vision collapsing to a tunnel-like view, with complaints that she was losing sensation in her extremities. She also complained of a headache and abdominal pain. Her husband was concerned that she was becoming progressively weak and unresponsive. The flight attendant put out a call over the speakers for doctors on board, and I rose to examine the patient. Another physician, in Bermuda shorts and a bright blue Margaritaville t-shirt and me, in camouflage shorts, flip-flops, and a Triple 5 Soul black hoodie, appeared unlikely attendants to this woman symptomatic from dehydration and electrolye imbalance secondary to gastroenteritis with diarrhea, symptoms that afflicted several other passengers on board their holiday cruise in Hawaiian waters. Although her initial low blood pressure and confusional state improved after oral rehydration, after appropriate history-taking and a limited physical exam, our joint medical decision was to divert the flight to San Francisco to deplane and stabilize the patient with more definitive care in health facilities on the ground. She was expected to fully respond to intravenous rehydration and electrolyte replacement

Both sciences and the arts are healing cultures. The words “curing” and “curating” share the same root word, curare, in Latin, “to help.”

There are two other stories in the air that I will describe on another occasion: a cardiac arrest of an elderly Asian gentleman and a woman who was afraid that she was losing her sight in flight. Approximately twenty four hours prior to this medical emergency in the air, I was opening the exhibition d’Asie d’Afrique at Museum 63 in Hong Kong.

The woman seated in 39G on the American Airlines flight from Honolulu to Chicago was experiencing increasing difficulty seeing clearly, her vision collapsing to a tunnel-like view, with complaints that she was losing sensation in her extremities. She also complained of a headache and abdominal pain. Her husband was concerned that she was becoming progressively weak and unresponsive. The flight attendant put out a call over the speakers for doctors on board, and I rose to examine the patient. Another physician, in Bermuda shorts and a bright blue Margaritaville t-shirt and me, in camouflage shorts, flip-flops, and a Triple 5 Soul black hoodie, appeared unlikely attendants to this woman symptomatic from dehydration and electrolye imbalance secondary to gastroenteritis with diarrhea, symptoms that afflicted several other passengers on board their holiday cruise in Hawaiian waters. Although her initial low blood pressure and confusional state improved after oral rehydration, after appropriate history-taking and a limited physical exam, our joint medical decision was to divert the flight to San Francisco to deplane and stabilize the patient with more definitive care in health facilities on the ground. She was expected to fully respond to intravenous rehydration and electrolyte replacement

Big mahalos to my  family for their love and constant support: parents Danny and Pat Baysa,  sister Beverly; son Colter with Juliet and grandson Liam, son Kanoa  with Emma and grandsons Ikaika and Kekoa; sons Dylan, Elan, Nohea, and  daughter Aiyana.

Big mahalos to my family for their love and constant support: parents Danny and Pat Baysa, sister Beverly; son Colter with Juliet and grandson Liam, son Kanoa with Emma and grandsons Ikaika and Kekoa; sons Dylan, Elan, Nohea, and daughter Aiyana.

Dedicated to our daughter Leah lost to stomach cancer on 10 November 2006, hanai sister Ella lost to lung cancer on 4 May 2008, friend Sergio who drowned off of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on 11 July 2008, my “evil twin brother” James, who perished in Mumbai on 7 January 2010, while on a social mission, and friend Tobi Wong who took his own life on 30 May 2010. I love and miss you all so very much.

Dedicated to our daughter Leah lost to stomach cancer on 10 November 2006, hanai sister Ella lost to lung cancer on 4 May 2008, friend Sergio who drowned off of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on 11 July 2008, my “evil twin brother” James, who perished in Mumbai on 7 January 2010, while on a social mission, and friend Tobi Wong who took his own life on 30 May 2010. I love and miss you all so very much.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe  Laudamiel with  Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe Laudamiel with Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe  Laudamiel with  Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

Crédit – a parfum invoking the fragrance of riches by Christophe Laudamiel with Koan Jeff Baysa and Ike Ude.

15 April 2010
Do You Want Gold? an extraordinary  dining/installation/performance event orchestrated by Kirsha Kaechele of  KKProjects in New  Orleans. Chelsea District of Manhattan, NY.

15 April 2010

Do You Want Gold? an extraordinary dining/installation/performance event orchestrated by Kirsha Kaechele of KKProjects in New Orleans. Chelsea District of Manhattan, NY.

March 09, 2010 - April 30, 2010
OUROBOROS: The History of the Universe curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, MD. Artist(s): Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE.

March 09, 2010 - April 30, 2010

OUROBOROS: The History of the Universe curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, MD. Artist(s): Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE.

Through 30  April 2010
KJ Baysa presents Ali  Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE (Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw) at the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway below Prince, Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM.

Through 30 April 2010

KJ Baysa presents Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE (Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw) at the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway below Prince, Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM.

3 March - 1 May  2010
Scents and Medical Sensibility at the Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC. Fragrance and healing. Artists: Ann McCoy, Carrie Paterson,  Gayil Nalls, Jiayi and Shih-wen Young, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lapage,  Tobi Wong, Peter Hopkins.

3 March - 1 May 2010

Scents and Medical Sensibility at the Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC. Fragrance and healing. Artists: Ann McCoy, Carrie Paterson, Gayil Nalls, Jiayi and Shih-wen Young, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lapage, Tobi Wong, Peter Hopkins.

Curatorial advisor for Aurora by Grimanesa Amoros at  Issey Miyake TriBeCa.

Curatorial advisor for Aurora by Grimanesa Amoros at Issey Miyake TriBeCa.

February 2010 (rescheduled for February 2011)
sinoantipodal - Chinese artists and the 5 Chinese Elements at the South Pole.

February 2010 (rescheduled for February 2011)

sinoantipodal - Chinese artists and the 5 Chinese Elements at the South Pole.

5 December 2009
Seeing as Believing: Phosphene Visions at The Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California. Group show on entoptic phenomena.

5 December 2009

Seeing as Believing: Phosphene Visions at The Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California. Group show on entoptic phenomena.

20-29 November  2009
Sonic Self in St. Petersburg, Russia.

20-29 November 2009

Sonic Self in St. Petersburg, Russia.

12-28 February 2010  (rescheduled)
Sonic Self in Chennai, India.

12-28 February 2010 (rescheduled)

Sonic Self in Chennai, India.

About:

doctor curator writer and editor
medicine :: design :: cuisine :: fragrances


website: kjb-archive.tumblr.com/archive
email: senseight@gmail.com

Kóan Jeff Baysa is a physician, contemporary art collector, curator, designer, writer, critic, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program - Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, and a member of AICA, the association of international art critics. He specialises in designing and producing projects and events that appose and contextualise seemingly disparate subjects. A contributing writer for the online publication ArtSlant, and contributing writer and art editor for the now online contemporary culture periodical, aRUde, he has written for Art Asia Pacific, Flavorpill, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, the Scent Marketing Institute Newsletter, and is the Pacific editor for d'Art International (Toronto), Most recently he was invited as an international fashion journalist to Madrid Fashion Week 2012.

As a medical scientist, his interests center around issues of the sensate body and in the ways that the physical self experiences and knows the world through the senses; as a cultural worker, his interests lie in examining the dynamics of subcultures nesting within larger cultures. As an artist, he is most interested in creating text-based works, experimenting in all media.

Dr. Baysa recently initiated the SENSEight Series: Come to Your Senses, private curated experiential workshops on the senses and perception.

He has curated shows for the London Biennale, LA International Biennial, Chinese Biennial, Whitney Museum, Canon Corporation, The United Nations, and has organised and participated in art events throughout the US and in Paris, Cork, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Beirut, Beijing, Bandung, Hong Kong, Manila, Santiago, Singapore, Cologne, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Madras, Mexico City, and Yokohama. On the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University and the Art Omi International Artist Colony, he has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA in New York, and is on the advisory panels for the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Art and Med in Los Angeles, and the Streaming Museum, a cybersite with public exhibition spaces on all seven continents.

KJ Baysa is a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board, and a consultant to and associate of The Daily Brand, a multi-disciplinary communications agency based in Los Angeles headed by Colin Mangham, a fellow founding member of MOCA China. He is an organising committee member of MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality). The critic-in residence for the 2006 Art Omi International Artist Colony in Ghent, New York, in 2007 he received a Ford Foundation grant to lecture on contemporary curatorial practice at the Hanoi University of Culture in Vietnam and conducted a survey of contemporary art in south and north Vietnam. In March 2009, he presented lectures and conducted workshops on the curatorial process from his unique perspective as a physician, at Zayed University campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Born and raised in Hawaii and completing his medical training at UCSF with a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology, Dr. Baysa divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. He was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. With a special interest in the role of the sense of smell in health and aesthetics, he is creating scents with professional perfumers, curating olfactory exhibitions with artists, and collaborating in olfactory clinical research projects with scientists in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has segued from a clinical practice to focus on research investigating olfactory stimuli and their potential beneficial effects on memory disorders.