Sougwen Chung

Artist, researcher
Sougwen 愫君 Chung is an artist and researcher whose work explores the dynamics between humans and systems.

Why you should listen

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

Sougwen Chung’s TED talk