Sougwen Chung explores the mark made-by-hand and the mark made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the interaction between humans and computers.
Her organic, maximalist work is determined by intuitive and algorithmic processes and spans installation, sculpture, still image, drawing, and performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; National Art Center, Tokyo; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The Hospital Club, London; Mutek Festival, Mexico City; Sonar Festival, Barcelona. She was an inaugural member of The New Museum’s NEW INC in New York. She received a BFA from Indiana University and a Masters Diploma in Interactive Art from Hyper Island in Sweden. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Dazed and Confused, and The Creators Project. She has spoken internationally at conferences including OFFF, Barcelona; FITC, Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York. She is an artist and research affiliate at MIT's Media Lab, in Cambridge.