Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist and (re)searcher based in New York. Her work explores the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the interaction between humans and computers. Her speculative critical practice spans installation, sculpture, still image, drawing, and performance.
She is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneering E.A.T. Artist in Resident in partnership with New Museum and Bell Labs. She is an inaugural member of NEW INC, the first museum-led art and technology incubator. She received a BFA from Indiana University and a Masters Diploma in Interactive Art from Hyper Island in Sweden. Chung received Japan Media Art’s Excellence Award in 2016 for her project, ‘Drawing Operations’. She has been awarded Artist in Residence positions at Google, Eyebeam, Japan Media Arts, and Pier 9 Autodesk. In 2014, she was selected as one of the Top 20 New Visual Artists by Print Magazine.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the National Art Center, Tokyo; NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The Drawing Center, New York; The New Museum (Sky Room), New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; Mana Contemporary, New York, Tribeca Film Festival, New York; The Hospital Club, London; Mutek Festival, Montreal & Mexico City; Sonar Festival, Barcelona. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, Wired, Art F City, Dazed and Confused, The Creators Project, MASHABLE, Engadget, Business Insider, Fast Company and USA Today.
She has spoken internationally at conferences including Tribeca Film Festival Interactive, New York; OFFF, Barcelona; FITC, Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.
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