Christine Borland Honorary DLitt

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Honorary Graduate 2016


Honorary Graduates


A Treasury of Human Inheritance (detail)
Christine Borland, 2002

A Treasury of Human Inheritance (detail)


Christine Borland

Turner Prize nominated artist Christine Borland is a leading member of the generation who transformed Glasgow into an internationally recognised centre for contemporary art in the 1990s. After graduating from the GSA she maintained an academic connection with the institution for many years both as a teacher and, latterly, a research fellow before being appointed BALTIC Northumbria Professor of Contemporary Art – a collaborative venture between the BALTIC Centre and the University of Northumbria – in 2011.

Over the last 25 years Christine Borland has made and exhibited work across the globe. She is recognised particularly for her cross-disciplinary practice working, for example, with medical and forensic specialists in projects such as From Life at Tramway (for which she received her Turner Prize nomination in 1997) and Cast from Nature (Glasgow Sculpture Studios-Camden Arts Centre). She has also collaborated with fellow artists on major projects such as Circles of Focus with Berlin-based Brody Condon.