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Sonic Self in Mexico City, TBA

Sonic Self in Mexico City, TBA

October 2009 (rescheduled)
Curating part of Andes 09 in Santiago, Chile, with video works by Virgil Wong and Robert Pirretti.

October 2009 (rescheduled)

Curating part of Andes 09 in Santiago, Chile, with video works by Virgil Wong and Robert Pirretti.

15 October 2009
Architecture and Scents presentation at The Anthenaeum, La Jolla, California.

15 October 2009

Architecture and Scents presentation at The Anthenaeum, La Jolla, California.

CANCELLED due to suspected malfeasance, watch for re-emergence with a new business partner
28 January 2010
Dress You Up in Love - With Mie Iwatsuki; a benefit fashion event with art curators. museum directors, and artists walking the runway along with models.

CANCELLED due to suspected malfeasance, watch for re-emergence with a new business partner

28 January 2010

Dress You Up in Love - With Mie Iwatsuki; a benefit fashion event with art curators. museum directors, and artists walking the runway along with models.

3 October 2009
Advisor to The Drop. Curated by Mie Iwatsuki and Alexandra Chang.

3 October 2009

Advisor to The Drop. Curated by Mie Iwatsuki and Alexandra Chang.

August 2009
Group expedition with Chinese artists to Xin Jiang, culminating  in an exhibition at the National Museum of China, Beijing.

August 2009

Group expedition with Chinese artists to Xin Jiang, culminating in an exhibition at the National Museum of China, Beijing.

27 June 2009
Presentation and panel discussion at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

27 June 2009

Presentation and panel discussion at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

24 June - 13 July 2009
emergence, a group exhibition of works by art mentors and their students from the American University in Dubai, University of Sharjah, and Zayed University, at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

24 June - 13 July 2009

emergence, a group exhibition of works by art mentors and their students from the American University in Dubai, University of Sharjah, and Zayed University, at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

2 June 2009
Emilio Chapela’s solo text-based show, miss |communication at the Leon Museum in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

2 June 2009

Emilio Chapela’s solo text-based show, miss |communication at the Leon Museum in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

12 May 2009
Presentation at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria  with Daniel  Margulies (work with Sharp shown).

12 May 2009

Presentation at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria with Daniel Margulies (work with Sharp shown).

8-29 May 2009
Curator for Anne Katrine Senstad’s Diaspora USA Chapter at the Lab Gallery.

8-29 May 2009

Curator for Anne Katrine Senstad’s Diaspora USA Chapter at the Lab Gallery.

5-13 May 2009
Exnergasse was the name of the venue in Vienna for “Sensate.”

5-13 May 2009

Exnergasse was the name of the venue in Vienna for “Sensate.”

2 May 2009
With Seth Carnes, the iheart art-wine poetics project - Martin Showroom, St. Helena, Napa Valley,  Northern California.

2 May 2009

With Seth Carnes, the iheart art-wine poetics project - Martin Showroom, St. Helena, Napa Valley, Northern California.

24 April 2009
Curated,  by invitation, a dinner presentation on the concept of home to the HomeBase Residency  artists. I asked Virgil Wong to speak about the home of the future as  the site of a type of hospital, Rodney Dickson to speak about prison and  torture chambers as “forced” homes, Mary Ting to speak of her family  history during the Cultural Revolution and her extensive work in the  LES/Chinatown area, and Mei-Ling Israel from her perspective of the  daughter of a Jewish father and a Chinese mother, and as an artist  working and studying the decorative arts. See the article in the New  York Times:  At a  Clinic, Artists Reflecting on Home.

24 April 2009

Curated, by invitation, a dinner presentation on the concept of home to the HomeBase Residency artists. I asked Virgil Wong to speak about the home of the future as the site of a type of hospital, Rodney Dickson to speak about prison and torture chambers as “forced” homes, Mary Ting to speak of her family history during the Cultural Revolution and her extensive work in the LES/Chinatown area, and Mei-Ling Israel from her perspective of the daughter of a Jewish father and a Chinese mother, and as an artist working and studying the decorative arts. See the article in the New York Times:  At a Clinic, Artists Reflecting on Home.

4 April 2009
Inducted as a  member of the Fragrance Advisory Board.

4 April 2009

Inducted as a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board.

Sonic Self in Mexico City, TBA

Sonic Self in Mexico City, TBA

October 2009 (rescheduled)
Curating part of Andes 09 in Santiago, Chile, with video works by Virgil Wong and Robert Pirretti.

October 2009 (rescheduled)

Curating part of Andes 09 in Santiago, Chile, with video works by Virgil Wong and Robert Pirretti.

15 October 2009
Architecture and Scents presentation at The Anthenaeum, La Jolla, California.

15 October 2009

Architecture and Scents presentation at The Anthenaeum, La Jolla, California.

CANCELLED due to suspected malfeasance, watch for re-emergence with a new business partner
28 January 2010
Dress You Up in Love - With Mie Iwatsuki; a benefit fashion event with art curators. museum directors, and artists walking the runway along with models.

CANCELLED due to suspected malfeasance, watch for re-emergence with a new business partner

28 January 2010

Dress You Up in Love - With Mie Iwatsuki; a benefit fashion event with art curators. museum directors, and artists walking the runway along with models.

3 October 2009
Advisor to The Drop. Curated by Mie Iwatsuki and Alexandra Chang.

3 October 2009

Advisor to The Drop. Curated by Mie Iwatsuki and Alexandra Chang.

August 2009
Group expedition with Chinese artists to Xin Jiang, culminating  in an exhibition at the National Museum of China, Beijing.

August 2009

Group expedition with Chinese artists to Xin Jiang, culminating in an exhibition at the National Museum of China, Beijing.

27 June 2009
Presentation and panel discussion at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

27 June 2009

Presentation and panel discussion at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

24 June - 13 July 2009
emergence, a group exhibition of works by art mentors and their students from the American University in Dubai, University of Sharjah, and Zayed University, at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

24 June - 13 July 2009

emergence, a group exhibition of works by art mentors and their students from the American University in Dubai, University of Sharjah, and Zayed University, at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

2 June 2009
Emilio Chapela’s solo text-based show, miss |communication at the Leon Museum in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

2 June 2009

Emilio Chapela’s solo text-based show, miss |communication at the Leon Museum in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

12 May 2009
Presentation at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria  with Daniel  Margulies (work with Sharp shown).

12 May 2009

Presentation at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria with Daniel Margulies (work with Sharp shown).

8-29 May 2009
Curator for Anne Katrine Senstad’s Diaspora USA Chapter at the Lab Gallery.

8-29 May 2009

Curator for Anne Katrine Senstad’s Diaspora USA Chapter at the Lab Gallery.

5-13 May 2009
Exnergasse was the name of the venue in Vienna for “Sensate.”

5-13 May 2009

Exnergasse was the name of the venue in Vienna for “Sensate.”

2 May 2009
With Seth Carnes, the iheart art-wine poetics project - Martin Showroom, St. Helena, Napa Valley,  Northern California.

2 May 2009

With Seth Carnes, the iheart art-wine poetics project - Martin Showroom, St. Helena, Napa Valley, Northern California.

24 April 2009
Curated,  by invitation, a dinner presentation on the concept of home to the HomeBase Residency  artists. I asked Virgil Wong to speak about the home of the future as  the site of a type of hospital, Rodney Dickson to speak about prison and  torture chambers as “forced” homes, Mary Ting to speak of her family  history during the Cultural Revolution and her extensive work in the  LES/Chinatown area, and Mei-Ling Israel from her perspective of the  daughter of a Jewish father and a Chinese mother, and as an artist  working and studying the decorative arts. See the article in the New  York Times:  At a  Clinic, Artists Reflecting on Home.

24 April 2009

Curated, by invitation, a dinner presentation on the concept of home to the HomeBase Residency artists. I asked Virgil Wong to speak about the home of the future as the site of a type of hospital, Rodney Dickson to speak about prison and torture chambers as “forced” homes, Mary Ting to speak of her family history during the Cultural Revolution and her extensive work in the LES/Chinatown area, and Mei-Ling Israel from her perspective of the daughter of a Jewish father and a Chinese mother, and as an artist working and studying the decorative arts. See the article in the New York Times:  At a Clinic, Artists Reflecting on Home.

4 April 2009
Inducted as a  member of the Fragrance Advisory Board.

4 April 2009

Inducted as a member of the Fragrance Advisory Board.

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.