Sougwen 愫君 Chung 

is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist and (re)searcher based in New York.

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.


— Current Artist in Residence at Bell Labs
— Former Artist & Research Affiliate at MIT Media Lab
— Inaugural member of The New Museum's NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator
— Drawing, Installation & Technology #drawingwithdoug

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2018 Drawing Operations (Performance),
Global Art Forum: I am not a Robot (Singapore Edition), ArtScience Museum, Singaore

2018 Omnia per Omnia, Only Human, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey   
2017 Open Space, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan

2017 Mytheme (Étude Op. 4), Naturalismo Digital, Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City

2016 Chiaroscuro, Nonspaces/Yokyerler Exhibition, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, Skyroom Performance, New Museum, New York 

2016 Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, Ubiquitous Humanity, The Annex, Hong Kong 

2016 Imaginary Blueprints, Drawing Sound III: Composing the City, Drawing Center, New York, New York

2016 Coalesce, RESOUND, Simons Center Gallery, Stonybrook, NY

2016 Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, Japan Media Arts Festival Showcase (Excellence Award Winner), National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2015 Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, NEW INC Showcase, Redbull Studios, New York, New York

2015 Praesentia, NEW INC Demo Day, New Museum Skyroom, New York, New York
2014 Ecdysis, Drop Everything, Galway, Ireland

2014 Ecdysis, Communikey Festival, Black Box Theatre, Denver Colarado

2014 Ecdysis, 319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Chiaroscuro, Mapping Festival. Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 Chiaroscuro, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2013 God Mode, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Hacking Arts, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2012 Chiaroscuro, Of Art and Artifice, Art Directors Club, New York, NY

2011 Sprawl, Devotion Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2010 The Shift Exhibition, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn NY

2010 Sounds Like, ICFF, New York, NY

Selected Speaking & Teaching
2017 Project to Support Media Arts Creators, Portal Point Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Speaker, Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016 Speaker, Panic Room, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Collaborative Presentation, Translation, Media, & Music (Talk with Luisa Pereria ), Loop Festival, Berlin, Germany

2016 Panel, AV Exchange, Loop Festival, Berlin, Germany

2016 Panel, RESOUND, Simons Center for Physics, Stonybrook, NY

2016 Speaker, SXSW Analog, Austin, Texas

2016 Speaker, OFFF Quebec, Montreal, Canada

2016 Speaker, Tribeca Film Institute Interactive, NYC, NY

2016 Speaker, Gray Area Festival, San Francisco, California

2016 Speaker, Facets Conference, NYC NY

2015 Speaker, FITC Tokyo, Japan

2015 Speaker, FITC Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 Speaker, Toca Me, Munich, Germany

2014 Keynote Speaker, Internetdargma,
Stockholm, Sweden

2014 Speaker, Camp Festival, Calgary, Alberta

2014 Speaker, OFFF Cincinnati, Ohio

2014 Keynote Speaker, FITC Toronto, Ontario

2014 Guest Lecturer, ITP Master Class, New York, New York

2014 Panelist, “Wrapping the world with light”, SXSW, Austin, Texas 

2014 Speaker, FITC Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 Speaker, Alphaville Exchange Festival, London, England

2013 Speaker, OFFF Mexico City, Mexico

2013 Workshop Leader, Drawing & ProjectionMapping, OFFF Mexico, Mexico City, MX

2013 Speaker, OFFF Barcelona, Spain

2013 Speaker, Musical Mapping, Geneva, Switzerland

2012 Speaker, Of Art and Artifice, New York, New York

2010 Panelist, The Digital Creators Panel, Michigan

2010 Panelist, Future of Design PSFK NY Design Week, New York, New York

2015 Visiting Artist and Research Affiliate, MIT Media Lab
2010 Interactive Art Director, Hyper Island, Sweden
2007 BFA Graphic Design, Indiana University

Taico Club Festival, Nagano, JP with Sepalcure
Bass Mutations, Unsound Festival, Indie Screen, Brooklyn, NY with Sepalcure 
Robert Johnson, Frankfurt, Germany with Sepalcure
A:Visions Mutek, Teatro de la Ciudad, Mexico City, MX with Sepalcure 
Fabric, London, UK with Sepalcure
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY with Sepalcure

Awards / Residencies
2017 Bell Labs Artist in Residence in partnership with New Inc, E.A.T. and New Museum (NJ)
2017 Japan Media Arts Artist in Residence (Tokyo)
2016 Google Artist In Residence (SF)
2016 Excellence Award (Entertainment Division), Japan Media Arts Festival
2015 Visiting Artist, Social Computing, MIT Media Lab
2014-2015 Inaugural member of The New Museum's NEW INC
2014 New Visual Artists, Top 20 artists under 30, Print Magazine
2010 Ghostly Visual Music Collaborative, Eyebeam, New York, New York

Mytheme, Sonar, Barcelona, Spain 
Cardia, Alphaville, Screening Room, UK

Social Computing, Media Lab
New Museum, New Inc Inaugural Member 
Sedition Arts, Curated Artist
Ghostly International, Visual Artist

Private Collection, Miami, FL

BFA Graphic Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
Interactive Art Director, Hyper Island, Stockholm, Sweden

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— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a

Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.


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