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Born Darvel, Ayrshire, 1965. Lives and works in Kilcreggan, Scotland.

Christine Borland’s work explores conventional perceptions of morality through an investigative process, validated with historical evidence. Borland’s print for the first Cove Park Portfolio reflects her study of ethics and the consequences of medical decision-making and alludes to anatomy through its study of branch-like networks, in particular bronchial structures.  It directly follows the work she developed during a residency at Glenfiddich Distillery in 2004, and through a three year NESTA fellowship awarded to the artist in May 2006. Borland was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 1997.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011

‘Cast From Nature’, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

2009

‘SimBodies and NoBodies’, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

‘The Unknown Girl’ (Commission for permanent work), Sant Olaf Collage, Nortfield, Minnesota

‘Air Heads’ (Commission for permanent work) Norwich Castle Museum

2007

‘Preserves’, The Collection, Lincoln

‘With Practice’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

Simman, Public Project, Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Bregenz

2006

‘Selected Preserves’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona

‘Prererves’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2005

‘Repeat Pattern’, Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock

2004

‘Christine Borland’, Lisson New Space, London

‘Conservatory’, Centre for Contemporary Art of South Australia, Adelaide; Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melbourne

‘Simulated Patient’, Lisson Gallery, London

2003

‘An Hospital’, Mount Stuart, Bute

‘Take All the Time you Need’, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg

2002

‘Christine Borland’, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston

‘To be Set and Shown in The Garden’, Permanent Sculpture Comission, Glasgow University, Glasgow

‘Christine Borland Survey’, Presentation of projects, Kunstverein Munich, Munich

‘Significant Notes’, Aarhus Kunstforening af 1847, Aarhus

‘Dragon Doll’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

2001

‘Nephila-Mania’, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia

‘Christine Borland’, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

‘Hoxa Sound’, “The Constant Moment” Site Specific Project, Orkney

‘Christine Borland’, Lisson Gallery, London

‘Fallen Spirits’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia