Christine Borland

Born:
1965
Residence:
Kilcreggan, United Kingdom
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Trust:
APT London
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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Some of Scotland's best-known artists, writers and performers are to join forces for the first time on projects which have won a share of £500,000

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  • Burke and Hare beermats, 19th-century computer code and a scrap-heap organ brought back to life … ghosts have taken over this year's Edinburgh art festival

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  • A series of works by Christine Borland, one of five winners of the prestigious Glenfiddich Artist in Residence programme in 2004, will feature among

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  • In Wales, a grim celebration of work is one of the highlights of this month’s round up of unmissable art from around the UK.

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  • Glasgow artist Christine Borland has been hooked on anatomy ever since she sketched medical specimens as a student.

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  • The Royal Scottish Academy has recently administered four awards totaling £21,000 to artists in Scotland. These awards are given

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  • The human figure was once central to art teaching. Art students spent hours in the life class and anatomy was taught in any decent art school.

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  • For a show about a 19th century cadaver, it’s the brightness that may strike you most about Cast From Nature. A gathered curtain stretches the length

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1965 in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland, Christine Borland lives and works near Glasgow. Borland’s practice negotiates the fine line between art, ethics and bio-politics. She gathers her source material out of extensive investigations into medical and forensic institutions and practices, often collecting disturbing information that is not readily available to the public. Borland does not merely expose her findings within the gallery but creates deeply poetic works that reinvest the clinical data she uses with a human dimension. Given the sensitive nature of her work, Borland has devised a precise set of moral guidelines, analogous to the Code of Medical Ethics, which serves to frame her practice and determine her choice of materials.

Christine Borland has recently presented solo exhibitions at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2009), Newlyn Art Gallery, Pezance (2007), Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona (2006), The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh touring to The Collection (2006), Musee Royal de Mariemont, Mariemont (2005) and Lisson Gallery, London (2004). Her work has been shown internationally in numerous museums and large-scale exhibitions, including ““The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art”, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2008), the Lyon Biennial (2001), “Manifesta 2: European Biennale of Contemporary Art”, Luxembourg (1998) and “Munster Sculpturen Projekte 3”, Munster (1997). In 1997, she was nominated for The Turner Prize at Tate Britain, London.

Christine Borland is represented by Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Anna Swartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.


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