Sougwen Chung

Sougwen Chung Keynote Speaker

  • Pioneering Artist in Human & Machine Collaboration
  • Woman of the Year in Monaco for Achievement in the Arts & Sciences
  • TED speaker and researcher at MIT Media Lab

Sougwen Chung's Biography

Sougwen 愫君 Chung is an internationally-acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist and (re)searcher based in New York. She is a speaker on artificial intelligence, creativity, robotics, art & science innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Chung is widely recognised as a pioneer in the field of human-machine collaboration. Her work explores the mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the dynamics of humans and systems and her speculative critical practice spans performance, installation and drawings.

Chung’s work has been exhibited internationally, having featured in museums and galleries around the world, including at the National Art Center, Tokyo; ArtScience Museum, Singapore; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The Drawing Center, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; Tribeca Film Festival, New York; Mutek Festival, Montreal & Mexico City; and Sonar Festival, Barcelona.

She has received global recognition for her work. In 2020, she was listed as a Winner in the Falling Walls’ “Science in the Arts” Category.  In 2019, she was named Woman of the Year in Monaco, for achievement in the Arts & Sciences, and received the Lumen Prize for Art in Technology.  She was an inaugural E.A.T. Artist in Resident in partnership with New Museum and Bell Labs, was awarded a commission for her project Omnia per Omnia and received Japan Media Art’s Excellence Award in for her project, Drawing Operations.  Chung has been awarded Artist in Residence positions at Google, Eyebeam, Japan Media Arts, and Pier 9 Autodesk, and in 2014, she was selected as one of the Top 20 New Visual Artists by Print Magazine.

Her work has appeared in several media publications, including the front cover of Art in America, which featured her award-winning project, ‘Drawing Operations’, in addition to The New Yorker, Wired, Art F City, Dazed and Confused, The Creators Project, MASHABLE, Engadget, Business Insider, Fast Company and USA Today.

Chung is a former research fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and she is a featured TED Speaker. Her talk, in which she discussed her process in post-human collaboration, has been translated into over 20 languages.

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; FITC, Tokyo; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.

Speaking Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
  • Mixed Reality Technologies of Custom Robotics
  • Art & Science Innovation and interdisciplinary Collaboration
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Videos of Sougwen Chung

Sougwen Chung | TED @BCG Mumbai | Why I Draw With Robots
Sougwen Chung | TED @BCG Mumbai | Why I Draw With Robots
The 2016 Gray Area Festival
The 2016 Gray Area Festival
Google Artist in Residence
Google Artist in Residence
: Sougwen Chung - Internetdagarna 2014
: Sougwen Chung - Internetdagarna 2014
Sougwen Chung, Drawing Operations (Collaboration), 2015
Sougwen Chung, Drawing Operations (Collaboration), 2015
Sougwen Chung, Into The Light (Installation featuring Yo-Yo Ma), 2019
Sougwen Chung, Into The Light (Installation featuring Yo-Yo Ma), 2019

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