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Dillon Sung
An image, taken from the chest up, of an adult Korean woman in casual clothing, with a slight smile, and with long untidy black hair swept to her right shoulder. She is standing outdoors in daylight, and warm sunshine lights up the right side of her face, mostly her hair, which reflects yellow and brown. In the blurred background are a number of people further away standing around, indicating that she was part of a group hike activity.
Date and place of birth
b. 1988, Seoul, South Korea
Current location
Los Angeles, California
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2020, Rapid Response Fellow
Member of
Dillon Sung in collaboration with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Dillon Sung is a multimedia artist and community organizer based in Southern California. Her doctoral research is on the question of migrant self-determination and the conditions of possibility for full participation for stateless peoples, with emphasis on diasporic Korean statelessness. Sung informs and engages her work with an art practice through discourses of fine art—namely social practice in how it informs politics and aesthetics—performance studies, and creative writing. 

Sung is additionally working on a creative manuscript on undocumented life and Asian American political formation. She earned a B.F.A. in Fine Art with a thesis exhibition entitled “Speculative Geographies,” which included works of installation, drawing, painting, video, and essays. She was a 2019 – 2021 Imagining America PAGE Co-Director and is project lead for the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Archive, receiving support for the archive as a 2020 – 2021 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future Fellow at Eyebeam. 

Sung is a Ph.D. candidate and Provost Fellow in the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Read more about Dillon Sung’s project from the Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future program here.

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