Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a
Chinese-Canadian artist
and researcher.

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

她是麻省理工学院媒体实验室(MIT Media Lab)的前研究员,跨学科艺术家,人机协作领域的先驱。2019年,她因在艺术与科学领域的贡献获得“蒙特卡洛女性奖”的最高奖项“2019年度女性奖”。她的创作涵盖装置、雕塑、绘画和行为艺术,探索分别由人手和机器创作的痕迹图画。她用自己的画作训练人工智能,把学习到自己风格的AI转移到机械臂上,与她同台作画。所以她的作品就像是双人画作,将艺术家的风格和人工智能的风格自然地结合在一起。代表作品:《绘图操作单元》(Drawing Operations Unit)。

“我们正在创造未来的新型混合感知,这是我们从未经历过的。”

 



Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-Canadian artist and researcher, widely considered a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration – exploring the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the dynamics of humans and systems. Sougwen’s work MEMORY (Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 2) is part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert museum, and is the first AI model to be collected by a major institution. Recently, Chung’s was recognized as a Cultural Leader at the World Economic Forum and named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in AI.

Chung has exhibited internationally at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Art Basel, Miami; National Art Center, Tokyo; NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan; ArtScience Museum, Singapore; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The Drawing Center, New York; The New Museum, 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. 

Chung’s work has been featured in publications including Art F City, Artnet, Artplugged, Artsy, Business Insider, Dazed and Confused, Engadget, EXIT Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Irish Times, MASHABLE, Noema Magazine, Seattle Times, Superrare, The Creators Project, The Jakarta Post, The New Yorker, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wired.

A former TED Speaker and researcher at MIT Media Lab, Chung has spoken at international conferences including the United Nations, Geneva; World Economic Forum, China; Oxford University; SIGGRAPH Conference, Vancouver; Global Art Forum, Singapore; World Science Festival, New York; Cannes Lions, Cannes; WSJ's Future of Everything Conference, New York; Tribeca Film Festival Interactive, New York; House of Beautiful Business, Lisbon; OFFF, Barcelona; FITC, Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.

Chung has been selected for excellence in the Arts & Sciences as Woman of the Year in Monaco, received the Lumen Prize for Art in Technology, was an inaugural E.A.T. Artist in Residence in partnership with New Museum and Bell Labs, was awarded a commission for project Omnia per Omnia, was the Japan Media Arts recipient of the Excellence Award for Drawing Operations, and was selected as one of the Top 20 New Visual Artists by Print Magazine. 

Additionally, Sougwen Chung has been awarded Artist in Residence positions at Google, Studio Wayne McGregor, Laurenz Haus Basel, Eyebeam, Japan Media Arts, and Pier 9 Autodesk.

Chung is the founder of SCILICET, an experimental studio based in London.

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Awards & Residencies

2024 — Time100 Impact Award Winner - Worldwide
2024 — Arctic Circle Residency (Upcoming)

2023 — Time100 Most Influential People in AI - Worldwide
2023 — Artist-In-Residence, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2023 — Artist-In-Residence, Ignota Books / Full Moon Journal, London, UK
2022 — Artist-In-Residence, Studio Wayne Mcgregor, London, UK
2021 — Laurenz Haus Residency / Invitation of Maja Oeri / Schaulager Foundation, Basel, CH
2019 — Lumen Art & Technology Prize Winner, London, UK
2019 — Monaco's Woman of the Year for Achivements in Art & Science Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2016 — Excellence Award (Entertainment Division) Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, JP
2015 — Artist-In-ResidenceMIT Media Lab, Cambridge, US

Collections

2024 — V&A, Emma Museum, 0x Collection

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2023 — Relational Gestures, Frieze, House of Fine Art, London, UK
2023 — Realm of Silk, Singapore International Festival of the Arts, Singapore

2023 — Drawing Operations, Extensions of Self during Ars Electronica, Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria
2023 — GEN/GEN: Generative Generations, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2023 — Ligatures No. 1-3, Synesthetic Immersion, Arts Space at Borislavka, 0X Collection, Prague
2023 — Mandala (Gaian Notation), Gemma Projects, New York, USA
2022 — Assembly Lines In Search of the Present EMMA Museum Espoo, Finland
2022 — Special Project Room The Imitaton Game Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2022 — Virtual Ink (SOLO SHOW) Virtual Ink Gillian Jason Gallery London, UK
2022 — Ecologies of Becoming-With What will Life Become? Berggruen Institute Los Angeles, US
2021 — Exquisite Corpus Art & Humanity Stavros Niarchos Foundation Athens, Greece
2021 — Ecologies of Becoming-With Out of Nature  Studio Wayne Mcgregor London, UK
2021 — Entangled Origins (Solo Show) Frieze Gillian Jason Gallery London, UK
2021 — Entangled Origins (Solo Show) Art Basel Schaulager Foundation Basel, CH
2021 — Flora Rearing Agricultural Network Thin as Thorns, in These Thoughts in Us Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles, US
2020 — Flora Rearing Agricultural Network In the Name of Flower Pearl Art Museum Shanghai, CN

2020 — Flora Rearing Agricultural Network Götzendämmerung Haus der Kunst Munich, DE
2020 — Mutations of Presence Re: Memory Sorlandets Kunstmuseum Kristiansand, NO
2020 — ( distance ) in place Language of Intimacy Abron Arts Center / Boston Center for the Arts Boston, US
2019 — Drawing Operations Duet (Performance) Artistic Intelligence Kunstverein Hannover Hannover, DE
2019 — Drawing Operations Duet (Performance) [SP a T i AL] GOOGLE I/O Mountain View, USA
2018 — Drawing Operations Duet (Performance) Global Art Forum: I am not a Robot ArtScience Museum Singapore
2018 — Omnia per Omnia (Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 3) Only Human Mana Contemporary New Jersey, USA
2017 — Memory (Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 2) OpenSpace NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, JP
2017 — Mytheme (Étude Op. 4) Naturalismo Digital Centro de Cultura Digital Mexico City, MX
2016 — MIMICRY ( Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1 ) E.A.T. Launch New Museum New York, USA
2016 — MIMICRY ( Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1 ) Ubiquitous Humanity The Annex Hong Kong
2016 — Imaginary Blueprints Drawing Sound III: Composing the City Drawing Center New York, USA
2016 — Coalesce RE:SOUND Simons Center Gallery Stonybrook, USA
2016 — MIMICRY ( Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1 ) Japan Media Arts National Art Center Tokyo, Japan
2015 — MIMICRY ( Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1 ) NEW INC Showcase  Redbull Studios New York, USA
2014 — Praesentia NEW INC Showcase New Museum New York, USA
2014 — Ecdysis Drop Everything Drop Everything Galway, Ireland
2014 — Ecdysis Ecdysis Black Box Theatre Denver, USA
2014 — Ecdysis Ecdysis 319 Scholes Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2013 — Chiaroscuro Mapping Festival Museum of Contemporary Art Geneva, CH
2013 — Exuviae Hacking Arts MIT Media Lab Cambridge, USA
2012 — Chiaroscuro Of Art & Artifice Art Directors Club New York, NY

Selected Speaking & Teaching

2023 — Cultural Leader, Annual Meeting of the New Champions World Economic Forum, Tianjin, China
2023 — Panelist on Creativity, AI For Good, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
2023 — Future Experts Series, Museum of the Future, Dubai
2023 — Keynote: Generative AI & IP UNESCO Paris, FR
2023 — Keynote Speaker: Seeing Double, Creative Robotics Symposium, University of the Arts, London, UK
2023 — As Above So Below, Ignota Books x Gaia Art Foundation, Science Gallery, London, UK
2023 — Creative Machine Symposium, Goldsmiths and University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2023 — Keynote Speaker: Seeing Double, Open Ended Design, KOKO Lab, London, United Kingdom
2023 — Creating the Future, Drawing from the Past, Adobe Max, Los Angeles, US 

2023 — Future of Creativity Panel, Gazelli Art House, London UK
2023 — Artist Talk, Design Investigations (Led by Anab Jain), Vienna, Austria
2023 — Keynote Presentation, Volvo Art Session, Zurich, Switzerland
2023 — Age of AI, Kings College, London UK

2022 — Artist Talk in conversation with Zakkiyah Iman Jackson, Future Humans, Berggruen Institute, LA, USA

2022 — Seeing Double (Performance Lecture) Sónar, Barcelona, Spain
2022 — In Search of the Present Artist Panel with Holly Herndon & Others Helsinki Design Festival, Helsinki Fi
2022 — Seeing Double (Performance Lecture), Global AI Summit, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia
2022 — Artist Talk in conversation with Freya Murray London Design Festival, London
2022 — Making Art with AI (Panel) Columbia University, New York NY
2022 — Seeing Double (Performance Lecture) NOVA Festival Bucharest, Romania
2022 — Artist Talk in conversation with Daito Manabe, Mutek Japan, Tokyo JP

2021 — Seeing Double: Bridging Dualities w Relational Intelligence House of Beautiful Business Lisbon, PT
2021 — Artist Talk Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburg, USA
2021 — Where does 'AI' end and 'we' begin? ACM IMX2021 New York City, NY
2021 — Speaker World Artificial Intelligence Conference Shanghai, CN
2021 — Robots as Companions: In Conversation w M. Gannon & M. Yablonovich University of Toronto Toronto, CA

2020 — Keynote Speaker: Seeing Double (Performance Lecture) SIGGRAPH Vancouver, CAN
2020 — Artist Talk at Futures Sketches Group MIT Media Lab Cambridge, US
2020 — Artist Talk at Interactive Architecture Lab Bartlett School of Architecture London, UK
2020 — The Art and Language of Creativity AIGA New York, NY
2019 — The Art and Language of Creativity Neurips Vancouver, CA

2019 — Why I Draw with Robots TED Mumbai, IN
2019 — AI and its Others: In Conversation with Maya Indira Ganesh AI and its Others Berlin, DE
2019 — Making Art with AI Google I/O Mountain View, US
2019 — Future of Everything Wallstreet Journal New York, USA

2018 — Man and the Machine Cannes Festival of Creativity Cannes, FR
2018 — Hard to Read Bridget Donahue Gallery New York, USA

2017 — Speaker World Science Festival Vancouver, CA

2016 — Translation, Media, & Music (Talk with Luisa Pereria) Loop Festival Berlin, DE
2016 — RESOUND Simons Center for Physics Stonybrook, NY
2016 — Speaker Tribeca Film Festival Institute Interactive New York, NY
2016 — Speaker Gray Area Festival San Francisco, USA

2015 — Speaker FITC Tokyo Vancouver, CA
2015 — Speaker Internet Dargana Stockholm, SE
2014 — Speaker Alphaville London, England
2013 — Speaker OFFF Barcelona, SP

Faculty & Workshops

2014/20 — ITP Master Class: Guest Lecturer ITP Master Class New York, NY
2017 — The New Normal: Visiting Faculty Strelka Institute Moscow, Russia
2015/7 — Social Computing: Visiting Researcher MIT Media Lab Cambridge, US
2017 — School of Poetic Computation: Visiting Lecturer SFPC New York, US Education

Education

2020 — Computational Media Arts: Doctoral Candidate Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong / China
2015 — Researcher MIT Media Lab Cambridge, US
2010 — Masters of Interactive Art Hyper Island Stockholm, SE
2010 — Bachelor of Fine Arts Indiana University Bloomington, US

Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-Canadian artist and researcher. Chung is the founder and artistic director of ⇢ SCILICET, a studio exploring human & non-human collaboration.

A former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab, Sougwen is considered a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration – exploring the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the dynamics of humans and systems. 

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

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

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

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