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PaperVeins Co-Directors

Koan Jeff Baysa

Kóan Jeff Baysa, MD is an independent curator, writer, specialist physician and alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program in Curatorial Studies. His writings appear in gallery and museum catalogues, art periodicals, Web site journals and medical science publications. Dr. Baysa is on the boards of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School University, Art-Science Collaborations Inc. (ASCI), ArtOMI, Artbrain.org, and Cross Path Culture.
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Virgil Wong

Virgil Wong is a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art. As a director, his films have premiered at prestigious venues including the Sundance Film Festival. He is Head of Web Design/Development for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate faculty member at The New School University.
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PaperVeins Infodesk

The PaperVeins Museum of Art is focused on the creation, curation, exhibition, and study of contemporary art about the human body in medicine and technology.

Our mission includes continuing excellence in curatorial scholarship, creative use of new technologies, and strong support of artistic innovation and achievement.

Founded in 1995 by artist and filmmaker Virgil Wong, the PaperVeins Museum of Art has produced nearly a decade of provocative exhibitions and arts programming both online and in various New York City galleries.

Encyclopedia Britannica described PaperVeins as a "a visually rich set of exhibitions of contemporary and Web art" and rated the Museum with four stars, including the PaperVeins site at the time as one of the Web's all-time best.

The 2000 PaperVeins Biennial Exhibition at the HEREart Galleries in New York City was called "edgy" by the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Istanbul, which hailed one of its primary art installations as "very significant."

PaperVeins serves the diverse arts community by forging interdisciplinary relationships with professionals in the sciences and humanities.

Through its upcoming educational programming initiatives, it will support groups ranging from hospitalized children to individuals with sensory impairment.

Our services and programs include an art and artist database; an online 3-D architectural museum space (launching next year); the Biennial exhibition in New York City; a monthly Museum magazine; and various upcoming art, education, and technology programs.

22 PaperVeins exhibitions and events have been held since 1995 – including the 2002 Biennial exhibition in SoHo. Over 100 different artists and performers have contributed to these events.

In Fall 2004, The PaperVeins Museum of Art is pleased to present two exhibition events:

  • Scared Stiff
    A Condom Wrapper Design Exhibition and AIDS/HIV Prevention Fundraiser, opening on October 30, 2004.
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  • AbraCadaver
    The 2004 PaperVeins Biennial Exhibition at the HERE Arts Center, opening on November 17, 2004 and running through December 21, 2004.

PaperVeins is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, artist-run organization in the State of New York and is supported by philanthropy, volunteers, and participating artists.

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