Sougwen Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist based in New York. Her work explores the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the interaction between humans and computers. Her speculative critical practice spans installation, sculpture, still image, drawing, and performance.
She is a former researcher fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and inaugural member of NEW INC, the first museum-led art and technology in collaboration with The New Museum. She received a BFA from Indiana University and a masters diploma in interactive art from Hyper Island in Sweden.
Chung received Japan Media Art’s Excellence Award in 2016 for her project, ‘Drawing Operations’. 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 the Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; National Art Center, Tokyo; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The New Museum (Sky Room), 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, 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 Tribeca Film Festival Interactive, New York; OFFF, Barcelona; FITC, Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.
Chung’s latest project will be at Stonybrook University’s Resound, a group exhibition exploring gravitational waves, as part of F_EAT, exploring fifty years of experiments in art and technology.