Sougwen 愫君 Chung 

is a Chinese-Canadian artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.

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

Chung's work explores the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the dynamics of humans and systems. Chung is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration. 

Her speculative critical practice spans performance, installation, and drawings which have been featured in numerous exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world.

In 2019, she was selected as the Woman of the Year in Monaco for achievement in the Arts & Sciences.

In 2018 she was an inaugural E.A.T. Artist in Resident in partnership with New Museum and Bell Labs, and was awarded a commission for her project Omnia per Omnia. In 2016, Chung received Japan Media Art’s Excellence Award in for her project, Drawing Operations.

She is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab. 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 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 (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 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; OFFF, Barcelona; FITC, Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.


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— Pioneering Artist in Human & Machine Collaboration
— Former Artist & Research Affiliate at MIT Media Lab

— Current Artist in Residence at Bell Labs

— Founding member of The New Museum's E.A.T. Experiments in Art & Technology
— Drawing, Installation & Technology #drawingwithdoug

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2019 Drawing Operations Duet (Performance), Artistic Intelligence, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

2019 Drawing Operations Duet (Performance),  [SP a T i AL], GOOGLE I/O, Mountain View, California

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

2019 Speaker, TED, Mumbai, India

2019 Speaker, Future of Everything, NY, NY

2019 Panel, Google IO, Mountain View, CA

2019 Speaker, The Next Web, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019 Speaker, Runway ML4A, New York, NY

2019 Speaker, Digital Design Days, Milan, IT

2018 Speaker, I Am Not a Robot (Singapore Edition), Global Art Forum,  Art Science Museum, Singapore

2018 Panel, Man and the Machine, Cannes Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France

2018 Speaker / Panel, Only Human Symposium, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey

2018 Speaker, Hard to Read, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York

2017 Speaker, World Science Festival, NY, NY

2017 Project to Support Media Arts Creators, Portal Point Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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, Toca Me, Munich, Germany

2014 Keynote Speaker, Internetdargma,
Stockholm, Sweden

2014 Keynote Speaker, FITC Toronto, Ontario

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 & Projection Mapping, OFFF Mexico, Mexico City, MX

2013 Speaker, OFFF Barcelona, Spain

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

Faculty & Workshops

2014-2019 Guest Lecturer, ITP Master Class, New York, New York

~ Visiting Faculty, The New Normal
Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia

2017 ~ Visiting lecturer, School of Poetic Computation, 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

Awards / Residencies

2019 ~ Lumen Art & Technology Prize, Shortlist (London, UK)

2019 ~ Woman Of The Year for Achievement In Arts & Sciences, (Monte-Carlo, Monaco)

~ 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


~ The New Normal, Strelka Institute
~ Social Computing, Media Lab

~ New Museum, New Inc Inaugural Member 
~ Sedition Arts, Curated Artist
~ Ghostly International, Visual Artist


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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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