Rae-Yen Song lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Working expansively through drawing, sculpture, installation, costume, video, sound, performance and family collaboration, Song’s practice is a long-term exercise in self-mythology as survival tactic. It explores the position of Other within our tangled reality, speaking broadly through fantasy about foreignness, animism, identity, interdependency, and what it means to belong – or not. Recent exhibitions include: Let the Song Hold Us, FACT Liverpool 2022;; Meet me at the threshold, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh;; Aggregate 2022, Freelands Foundation, London;; and WORMB, Quench Gallery, Margate. In 2021, ▷▥◉▻ at Dundee Contemporary Arts (solo) ;; wūûūwūûū - a LUX Scotland moving image commissioned by BBC Scotland, Fabric of Society, Glasgow International and Dislocations, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.
Adam Benmakhlouf, 'Rae-Yen Song on family, memory, and creating a whole world at DCA', The Skinny, | 05 Jan 2022. Installation view ▷▥◉▻ at DCA. Photography: Ruth Clark
Greg Thomas, 'Intimacy and secrecy: Tako Taal and Rae-Yen Song', Burlington Contemporary, 02 02 2022. Photography: Ruth Clark.
Rae-Yen Song: Artist Guide
With texts by Stuart Fallon, Adam Benmakhlouf and Michael Barr. Published by Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh 2022. Text by Adam Benmakhlouf commissioned by Freelands Foundation for Aggregate 2022 publication. Image courtesy Rae-Yen Song
Jessica White, Rae-Yen Song’s ≈≈aaaaaahmaaaaaa≈≈ is an ode to pain, Aurelia, April 13th 2022. Image Courtesy Rae-Yen Song