Jaye Rhee (South Korea) in her various multimedia works explores systems of fantasy within the evasive nature of desire.

During her Delfina residency, Jaye will be researching songs and chants that represent collective longings towards homes as a utopia and developing a new project which investigates the links between fantasy, reality, memory, imagination and the ways those links play out across cultural space and time.

Jaye’s work been exhibited at various international venues, including Albright Knox Art Gallery (NY, USA), High Museum of Art (GA, USA), Norton Museum of Art (FL, USA), Queens Museum (NY, USA), Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY, USA), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Seoul Museum of Art, DOOSAN Art Center (Seoul), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (South Korea), Leeum Samsung Museum (Seoul), the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura (Portugal) and La Triennale di Milano 2016 (Italy).

Jaye has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Main 2009, Palais de Tokyo Workshop Program in Paris 2009, MMCA Changdong International Studio Program in Seoul 2008, Aljira Emerge Program at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in New Jersey 2008, Artist in Market Place Program in Bronx Museum in 2005 and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Program 2012.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Rhee graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA, MFA) and lives and works in New York.

With support from

SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation

and additional support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons

Artist’s website



Please note all residents’ biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the their website.