Christine Borland


Christine Borland is an artist based in Argyll, Scotland. She often develops work in negation with experts in institutions of science and medicine and in museums, collections and archives; making visible practices and uncovering narratives which are not usually publicly accessible. Recent exhibitions include Infinite Sculpture, From the Antique Cast to the 3D Scan at Beaux-Arts de Paris and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
Current work with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and Deveron Projects, Huntly focuses on engendering intimate re-connection with the ecological heritage and future of growing and making practices. Her exhibition In Relation to Linum reflects the relationships nurtured between human and plant communities through the growing and hand-working of flax into linen, one of the most ancient and sustainable forms of textile.
Borland has taught and been involved in research at art schools and universities; most consistently at Glasgow School of Art, the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry Truro, where she was a Visiting Professor of Medical Humanities and at Northumbria University where she is a Professor of Fine Art. Borland was a Turner Prize nominee in 1998. In 2016 she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of Glasgow.