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Christine Borland

 

 

Christine Borland (1965, Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland) studied Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art and at the University of Ulster (Belfast) and presently lives and works in Kilcreggan, Argyll. She is one of Scotland’s best-known and internationally-recognised artists today and was a member of the Young British Artists (YBA) group that irrupted onto the international scene in the mid-1990s after being promoted by the collector and publicist Charles Saatchi. Her aesthetic quest makes highly explicit allusions to the domain of anatomy and forensic medicine, sublimating through art terribly obscure and gruesome elements linked with death and the depersonalisation of corpses. Broadly speaking, it might be said that her sculptures, videos and installations constitute paths that cross the borders of the more corporeal and physical realm to move into matters of identity and essential aspects of the human condition. Recently, some of her projects have probed more deeply into ethical issues pertaining to scientific research and doctor-patient relations. In 1997 she was nominated for the Turner Prize, and she has had major solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia), De Appel (Amsterdam), Fundação Serralves (Lisbon) and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich).

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