Christine Borland - Production Residency and Exhibition at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

1 Aug 2010 – 25 Mar 2011

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Glasgow, United Kingdom


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Christine Borland at Glasgow Sculpture Studios


Production Residency 01 August — 31 October 2010 Preview 20 November 2010 Solo Exhibition 25 November 2010 — 25 March 2011 Glasgow Sculpture Studios is thrilled to announce our next Production Residency will be undertaken by one of Scotland's most respected artists, Christine Borland. This will be Borland's first solo exhibition of new work in Glasgow since her acclaimed exhibition From Life at Glasgow's Tramway, 16 years ago. Our extensive Public Programme enables free access to world class contemporary sculpture exhibitions and aims to reflect a diverse range of approaches to contemporary sculpture through a curated programme of Production Residencies. These culminate in solo exhibitions of newly commissioned work, with Glasgow as a centre for the production and exhibition of internationally significant visual art. Glasgow Sculpture Studios supports the production and presentation of new work and enables artist opportunities such as exchanges, commissions, graduate fellowships and publications. This runs in tandem with a range of public courses, education activities with schools and off-site projects in the community for new audiences. Borland's invitation includes a private studio, access to specialist production and research facilities and the opportunity to work alongside an artistically rich community of over 120 professional Artist and Associate Members who are at varying stages of their careers; from emergent and recent graduates through to established artists whose practice is recognised at the highest level. Running in parallel to the residency and exhibition is an education programme delivered in partnership with Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, funded by West Arts Network, with aspects of the residency and exhibition in collaboration with Art in Hospitals and Medical Humanities, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, [Medical Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow] funded by Creative Scotland. Borland's practice negotiates territories in art, ethics, medical humanities and bio-politics. She gathers her source material as a result of research time spent in medical and forensic institutions, observing and participating in their practices. Borland does not merely expose her findings within the gallery but creates deeply poetic works that reinvest the clinical data with a human dimension, introducing aesthetics and ambiguity to an arena dominated by function and objectivity. Her observations often raise unsettling questions simply by making visible an arena usually inaccessible to the public. Given the sensitive nature of her work, Borland has devised a personal moral framework, analogous to the Code of Medical Ethics, which serves to inform her practice and her choice of materials. Borland trained at The Glasgow School of Art and University of Ulster, Belfast, she has since collaborated with the Medical Research Council's Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, the Medical School at Glasgow University and the Penninsula Medical School in Cornwall. She was a NESTA Creative Fellow from 2006 — 2009 and an Academic Researcher at The Glasgow School of Art until spring of this year. Her work has been shown internationally in numerous museums and large-scale exhibitions including the Centre for Contemporary Art of South Australia, Kunstverein Munich, Germany, the Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, ICA London and at the Lyon Biennial, Manifesta 2, Venice Biennale and Munster Skulpturen Projekte 3. Recent solo presentations include ‘SimBodies & NoBodies' Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona (2010) and at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2009), ‘With Practise' Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance (2007), ‘Preserves' The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh touring to The Collection, Lincoln (2006), Lisson Gallery, London (2004) and ‘Progressive Disorder', Dundee Contemporary Arts (2001) . Borland was short listed for the 1997 Turner Prize. Borland was recently awarded The Morton Award for lens based media. For further information contact Amy Sales GSS Programme Development Manager via amy@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

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