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Sougwen Chung is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary artist, who uses hand-drawn and technologically-reproduced marks to address the closeness between person-to-person and person-to-machine communication. 

  • Award-winning media artist exploring Human / Robot Collaboration & Virtual Reality
  • Artist in Residence at Google, Bell Labs & New Museum
  • Former Artist & Researcher at MIT Media Lab

Represented by Chartwell Group

She is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab, and current Artist in Residence at Bell Labs and New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

In 2016 Sougwen was an Artist in Residence at Google, exploring innovative ways to utilize virtual reality as a medium for storytelling and rapid prototyping.  Concurrently, her project Drawing Operations, a Human & Robot Collaboration exploring performance and machine learning, won the Japan Media Arts Award in for Excellence in Media Arts.

Sougwen’s multidisciplinary work has exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo, and The Drawing Center. Her work and has been featured in  The New Yorker, The New York Times, Fast Company, Engadget and USA Today.

As one of the pioneering artists of her generation Sougwen’s art challenges the imagination through its minimalist, yet dramatic form. Sougwen’s art speaks of movement and change and reflects images of nature in a truly modern setting. 


Speaking Topics

  • The impact of Virtual Reality & artificial intelligence on creativity

  • Human & Robot collaboration in science, art, and technology

  • Diversity and inclusion in STEM

  • Creating successful interdisciplinary environments

Speaking Topics

  • The impact of AI and VR on creativity

  • Human & Robot collaboration in science, art, and technology

  • Diversity and inclusion in STEM

  • Creating successful interdisciplinary environments

"Sougwen’s work encourages a dialogue on blurring the separation
between different forms of artistic media. Her work is modern, exciting and will influence
other artists for years to come."

- Chartwell Group

SELECTED SPEAKING

2019

The Beauty of Human & Non-Human Creativity
Keynote Speaker
TED @BCG
MUMBAI

Making Art with Artificial Intelligence
Artist in Conversation (with Kenric Mcdowell & Onformative)

Google IO
CALIFORNIA

ROBOTIC ART
Artist Talk
Future of Everything (WallStreet Journal)
NEW YORK

ARTIST TALK
The Next Web
AMSTERDAM

 

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2018

We are in a Robotic Moment
Global Art Forum: Singapore (Curated by Shumon Basar)
Art Science Museum
SINGAPORE

Where does (A)I end
and We begin? 

Only Human Symposium
Mana Contemporary
NEW JERSEY

What AI Teaches Us About Creativity and the Universe (Panel)
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Grand Palais
CANNES

On Creating Poetic Futures
Lovelace | Hard to Read
Bridget Donahue Gallery
NEW YORK

2017

Computational Creativity:
AI and the Art of Ingenuity
(Panel)
World Science Festival
NYU Skirball Center
NEW YORK

On Human Robotic
Collaboration

Open Space
NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
TOKYO

What are the Sensory
Mixes of the Future?
The New Normal
Strelka
MOSCOW

VR / AI Workshop
(with Gene Kogan)
The New Normal
Strelka
MOSCOW

2016

On Human Robotic
Collaboration

Japan Media Arts Festival
National Art Center
TOKYO

Translation, Media, & Music
(Talk with Luisa Pereria )

Loop Festival
Funkhaus
BERLIN

What are the sensory mixes
of the future?
SXSW Analog
AUSTIN 

Artist Talk
Drawing Center
NEW YORK

Women in VR
(Panel)
Google
NEW YORK

AI & the Future of Art
Tribeca Film Institute Interactive
Spring Studios
NEW YORK

On Evolvoing Paradigms
of Human & Machine

Artist Talk
Gray Area Festival
SAN FRANCISCO
 

2015

AI & Artistic Practice
MIT Media Lab
CAMBRIDGE
 
Artist Talk
OFFF Doha
DOHA
 
Artist Talk
New Museum
NEW YORK

Interface Allegories
TechneArt
BILBAO

Artist Talk
FITC Tokyo
TOKYO

Artist Talk
FITC Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Artist Talk
Toca Me
MUNICH

 

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WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL
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2014

Century of the Selfie (Keynote Speaker)
Internetdargma
STOCKHOLM

Century of the Selfie (Keynote Speaker)
FITC Toronto
TORONTO

Drawing as Creative Inhabitance
ITP Master Class
Tisch School of the Arts
NEW YORK

Wrapping The World with
Light (Panel)

SXSW
AUSTIN

Artist Talk
FITC Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Artist Talk
Alphaville Exchange Festival
LONDON

Artist Talk
OFFF Mexico
MEXICO CITY

Artist Talk
OFFF Barcelona
BARCELONA
 

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2013

Musical Mapping (Panel)
Mapping Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art
GENEVA
 
Artist Talk
Of Art and Artifice
Art Directors Club
NEW YORK
 
Artist Talk
Future of Design
PSFK
NEW YORK

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愫君

愫君

愫君

— 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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