David Khang’s work is informed by previous educational backgrounds in psychology, theology, and dentistry. In recent works, he uses ‘things’ foreign to the human body—live butterflies, extracted wisdom teeth, raw beef tongue—as prosthetics to “perform” language. Khang received his BFA from Emily Carr Institute (2000), and MFA with Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine (2004). Khang currently lives and works in Vancouver, where he is a Sessional Faculty at the Emily Carr Institute. He is a 2006-07 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.
From Grotesques’ exhibition statement, curated by Lissette Olivares:
“In this collective exhibition, the grotesque is invoked as a realm of mutative, transitional, and transgressive potentiality.”
Co-Presented by A Space Gallery and FADO Performance Art Centre.