Rae-Yen Song


About the publication

We are delighted to publish a new publication as part of Glasgow-based artist Rae-Yen Song’s solo exhibition at DCA this winter, both titled ▷▥◉▻ (pronounced ‘seoh’).

The book contains newly commissioned writing on Song’s practice by artist and writer JJ Chan, alongside full colour images of the exhibition and a selection of Song’s vibrant drawings on paper, digital drawings, an animation still and a woodblock print.

Date February 2022
Edition of 400
Design Valerie Norris
ISBN 978-1-8382711-2-1
Dimensions 50 x 15cm 
Pages 52

About Rae-Yen Song

Rae-Yen Song (b. 1993, Edinburgh) is an artist living and working in Glasgow. Song studied at Glasgow School of Art, and works across sculpture, drawing, installation, video, sound, costume, family collaboration and performative actions in public.

Selected projects include: a LUX Scotland moving image commission for BBC Scotland (2021); Dislocations, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow (2021); Fabric of Society (Glasgow International, 2021); songdynasty.life (Edinburgh Art Festival, 2020); ✵may-may songuu✵, CFCCA, Manchester, 2020; Survey, Jerwood Space, London, 2018; Platform, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 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).

Song is also the co-founder of the collaborative projects YAKA Collective and Jarsdell Solutions Ltd.

About JJ Chan

JJ Chan is an artist working across and amidst sculpture, moving image, and writing. Their work draws from lived experience and stories stolen from eavesdropped conversations, to explore the edges of our everyday realities and the ways in which we construct our identities. Through storytelling and world-building, the work (re)searches for an alternative space beyond aggressively progressive capitalist time, seeking new worlds from the ashes of the present. Born in Doncaster, they are now based in London, where they are currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Kingston School of Art.