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