About

Sojung Bahng is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and researcher, and currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow and instructor at Carleton University in Canada. She is a director for Artengine, a multidisciplinary art and research group based in South Korea. Sojung holds a PhD from SensiLab at Monash University in Australia, and her doctoral thesis was awarded the 2020 Mollie Holman award for the best thesis of the year in each faculty. She graduated from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) with a master’s degree in Culture Technology and holds a BFA from Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts), majoring in TV & Film Production and Art Theory. Sojung explores cinematic media via digital technologies to reflect aesthetic and narrative experiences in cultural and philosophical contexts. Sojung’s works have been shown at many prestigious festivals around the world. Her interactive VR project Sleeping Eyes won the award of excellence in experience design at the Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS). Sojung’s animated VR film Anonymous was screened at various international film and animation festivals, including BIAF in Bucheon, TSFM in Torino, TIAF in Tbilisi and ANIMAZE in Montreal. Sojung’s 360° autobiographical documentary film Floating Walk was nominated for Social Impact Media Awards in Los Angeles, and her dance film Poetry of Separation was screened at NDC in New York. Sojung’s experimentations into architectural cinema and digital storytelling were exhibited at many international symposiums and conferences, such as ISEA, ArtsIT, ICIDS, TEI, SIGCHI and more. She also curated and directed an art and technology exhibition called Somplexity funded by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.