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Rae-Yen Song

Country: UK


Rae-Yen Song (b. 1993, Edinburgh, Scotland) is an artist based in Glasgow. Working expansively through drawing, sculpture, installation, costume, video, sound, performance, family collaboration and any other medium that becomes appropriate, 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 about foreignness, identity, and what it means to belong – or not.

Song has been shortlisted for the 2022 Margaret Tait Award and has recently shown ▷▥◉▻ , a solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts and WORMB, a duo exhibition at Quench Gallery, Margate. Other selected projects include: wūûūwūûū, a LUX Scotland moving image commission for BBC Scotland (2021); Fabric of Society, Glasgow International (2021);, a nascent online archive, with videos commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Hunterian Art Gallery (2020 - ongoing); ✵may-may songuu✵, a solo exhibition at CFCCA, Manchester (2020); Survey, Jerwood Space, London (2018); Human Rights Arts Festival, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo (2017). Recent residencies include with Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2019-21); Hospitalfield, Arbroath (2019); Sura Madura, Sri Lanka (2017).


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Virtual Tour: Let The Song Hold Us

Explore a virtual tour of Let The Song Hold Us. An exhibition of new immersive artworks that explore how music and song bring together the family and collective histories we inherit.


Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic Songs for living 2021 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES 25