top of page

Christine Borland’s work oftens involves collaboration with non-art related institutions, exploring areas such as forensic science, the history of medicine, medical ethics and human genetics. Borland frequently asks us to consider the fragility of human life and the way in which it is valued by social systems and institutions. By introducing the ambiguous and the imaginary to a scientific, medical or other ‘expert’ arena, her works engender a new aesthetic relationship with the subject matter and make visible people and practices, usually inaccessible to a general public.


2021 In Relation to Linum, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Edinburgh Art  Festival)

2018 to The Power of Twelve, Commission, Mount Stuart, Bute, Scotland

2016 - 18 I Say Nothing, Research Residency and commission for permanent work, Glasgow Museums at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Art Fund & 14 - 18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission


2018 Christine Borland, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow


2017 Common Groin, Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland


2016 Positive Pattern, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Scotland


2016 Circles of Focus; The Fall Experiment Stroom den Haag, Netherlands (with Brody Condon)


2014 Below Another Sky Commonwealth Culture 2014 commission (residencies in Zambia, Africa & Highland Print Studios, Inverness)


2014 Support Structure, (permanent public sculpture commission), Whitworth Gallery, Manchester


2013 Daughters of Decayed Tradesmen (with Brody Condon)*, Edinburgh Art Festival Commission, Edinburgh


2012 Divine Imperfect, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney 


2011 Cast From Nature, Camden Arts Centre, London *


2010 Cast From Nature, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow


2010 SimBodies & NoBodies Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona


2009 SimBodies & NoBodies, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast


2009 The Unknown Girl (Commission for permanent work) St Olaf Collage, Northfield, Minnesota USA


2009 Air Heads (Commission for permanent work), Norwich Castle Museum (& touring) 


2007 Preserves, The Collection, Lincoln *


2007 With Practice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall *


2007 SimMan, Public Project, Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Bregenz


2006 Selected Preserves, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona


2006 Preserves, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh *


2005 Repeat Pattern, Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock


2004 Conservatory, Centre for Contemporary Art of South Australia, Adelaide; Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melbourne


2004 Simulated Patient, Lisson Gallery, London


2003 An Hospital, Mount Stuart, Ilse of Bute


2003 Take All the Time you Need, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg


2002 Christine Borland, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston *


2002 To be Set and Sown in The Garden, Permanent Sculpture Commission, Glasgow University, Glasgow


2002 Christine Borland Survey, Presentation of projects, Kunstverein Munich, Munich


2002 Significant Notes, Aarhus Kunstforening af 1847, Aarhus *


2002 Dragon Doll, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow


2001 Nephila-Mania, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia


2001 Christine Borland, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston *


2001 Hoxa Sound, “The Constant Moment” Site Specific Project, Orkney 


2001 Christine Borland, Lisson Gallery, London


2001 Fallen Spirits, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia


2000 Spirit Collection, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York


2000 Treasury of Human Inheritance, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona


2000 New Commissions, Royal Armouries, Leeds *


2000 Christine Borland, Galerie cent 8, Paris


1999 Christine Borland, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich *


1999 Foundation Serralves, Porto


1999 What makes for the fullness and perfection of life, for beauty and happiness, is good. What makes for death, disease, imperfection, suffering is bad, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee *


1999 Christine Borland, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin


1998 Christine Borland, De Appel, Amsterdam; Fundação Serralves, Lisbon, Portugal; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich *


1998 Conservatory, Galerie cent 8, Paris


1998 L’homme double, Århus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus *


1997 Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London *


1997 Christine Borland, Galerie d’Eole, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier *


1997 Christine Borland, Lisson Gallery, London


1997 The Dead Teach the Living, Skulpturen Projekte III, Münster *


1996 Second Class Male, Second Class Female, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York


1996 From Life, Kunstwerke, Berlin *


1996 Christine Borland, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig


1996 To Dust We Will Return (Part of Sawn-Off), Gallery Enkehuset, Stockholm *


1995 Inside Pocket, The British Council Gallery, Prague


1994 From Life, Tramway, Glasgow *





2020 Infinite Sculpture, From the Antique Cast to the 3D Scan, Curated by Penelope Curtis, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

2016 Nightfall. Gothic imagination since Frankenstein, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva

2016 The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the Present, The Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


2016 Transparency, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England


2016 That Which Remains, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland


2015 Circles of Focus, CCA, Glasgow


2015 Forensics, The Anatomy of Crime, The Wellcome Collection, London


2014 Below Another Sky, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Inverness Art Gallery, Glasgow Print 

Studio (forthcoming British Council exhibition touring to Commonwealth countries, 2016)*


2014 Biometric, Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


2014 Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland *


2014 Dick Institute Kilmarnock, MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Mayfield House, Dumfries, 

Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Edinburgh


2014 Urban Suburban, City Art Centre, Edinburgh


2013 Extraordinary Renditions *  


2013 BALTIC Centtre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead 


2011 R.S.A. Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


2010 SimBaby Loop Video Fair, Hotel Barcelona, Barcelona


2010 Pívot Points IV, MOCA, Miami, USA


2010 Death to Delawab, Space Delawab, Belfast


2010 Reflecting Glenfiddich, A Selection of Works from the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence, The Fleming Collection, London


2010 Doppler Effect Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Switzerland  *


2010 SimWoman The Knowledge Spa, Truro, Cornwall


2009 An Entangled Bank Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


2009 Genipulation Centre PasquArt Biel Bienne, Switzerland *


2009 Not for Sale  Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain


2009 The Green Room’ CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson


2008 Darwin’s Canopy, Natural History Museum, London


2008 Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta *


2008 Centre for Health Science, Inverness


2008 What is Life? Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh


2008 Communication Suite. Glasgow University, Glasgow


2008 Maternity: Images of Motherhood, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


2008 Genesis – The Art of Creation, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern *


2007 Kunsthaus Bregenz Billboards, Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria


2007 A North Light – Cynosure, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney


2007 Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge *


2007 Anatomy Acts, Collins Gallery, Glasgow *


2006 Collezionami, 2nd Biennial of Southern Italy, El Macelli Generali, Bari, Italy 


2006 Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics, The Field Museum, Chicago *


2006 How To Improve the World, 60 Years of British Art ,Arts Council Collection The Hayward Gallery, London *


2006 If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom Gallery, London 


2006 Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria *


2006 Corps étranger, Le Quartier. Centre d’Art Contemporain, Quimper


2006 Christine Borland, Peter McCaughy, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow


2006 Anatomy Acts, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh *


2005 Home Testing, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Hospital, Truro


2005 New Acquisitions, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


2004 Designer Bodies: Towards the Posthuman Condition, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh


2004 Won-Der-Ful. Visions of the Near Future, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Bristol Industrial Museum, Bristol; Magna, South Yorkshire *


2004 Paradise now. Picturing the Genetic Revolution, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans; The Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC; Baltimore *


2003 Fresh: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh


2003 Arrangement,  Rhodes+Mann, London


2003 Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney *


2003 Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


2003 Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleáns *


2003 From Dust to Dusk, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen *


2003 Upon reflection…, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York


2003 Beinal Da Maia 3,Forum da Maia, Maia


2003 Bloom–mutation, toxicity and the sublime, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery & Contemporary Art Museum, New Plymouth New Zealand *


2002 Apparition: the Action of Appearing, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol *


2002 Dragon Doll, Glasgow Print Studio Gallery, Glasgow


2002 Remarks On Color, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York


2002 Happy Outsiders, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw; Gallery of Contemporary Art BWA, Katowice; Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg *


2002 Mendel, The Genius of Genetics, Mendel’s Monastery, Brno *


2002 Mirroring Evil, the Jewish Museum, New York  *


2002 The Gap Show, Young Critical Art from Great Britain, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, Dortmund *


2002 Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka: The Glass Aquarium, TwoTen Gallery, The Welcome Trust, London


2002 Hygiene The Art of Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London


2002 Iconoclash: Beyond the image wars in science, religion and art, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe *


2002 Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


2001 Breaking the Mold: Conceptual Glass works, Cleveland Contemporary Arts Center, Cleveland


2001 Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley; Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis; The Contemporary Museum & University of Hawaii, Honolulu *


2001 Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution, Exit Art, New York; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan; the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore 


2001 College, Saratoga Springs, New York *


2001 Paradise (lost), Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Perpignan


2001 Working Drafts, Envisioning the Human Genome, TwoTen Gallery, the Welcome Trust, London


2001 Space, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow


2001 Devoler, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne


2001 La Gam Costruisce Il Suo Futuro, Galleria Art Moderna, Torino


2001 Spectacular Bodies - The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to now, Hayward Gallery, London *


2001 Humid, Spike Island, Bristol; Melbourne Festival at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne *


2001 G3 NY, Cassey Kaplan, New York


2001 Open Country - Scotland, Musöe cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne *

2001 Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2001, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee *


2001 From Beuys To Hirst: Art Works at Deutsche Bank, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh


2001 At the Threshold of Evil, The Jewish Museum, New Cork *


2000 Know Thyself, Hayward Gallery, London *


2000 The Constant Moment, Site Specific Millenium Projects, Orkney


2000 Konfrontace, Czech Centre, London


2000 Warning Shots!, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds *


2000 Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona


2000 Bleibe, Akademie der Künste, Berlin


2000 The British Art Show 4, Upper Camp-field Market, Castle-field Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, City Art Galleries, Cornerhouse, Metropolitan Galleries, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester; City Art Centre, Collective Gallery, Fruit-market Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Stills Gallery, Talbot Gallery, Edinburgh; Chapter Arts Centre, Fotogallery, National Museum of Wales, Oriel Gallery, Cardiff *


2000 A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, London


2000 Paradise Now, Exit Art, New Cork *


2000 Biennale de Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon *


1999 High Red Center, CCA, Glasgow


1999 Sampled: The Use of Fabric in Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds


1999 Rewind the Future, Chac Mool Contemporary Art, West Hollywood


1998 In Your Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg *


1998 artranspennine98, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool *


1998 Nettverk-Glasgow, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo *


1998 To Be Real, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco *


1998 Groupshow, Sadie Coles HQ, London


1998 Close Echoes, City Gallery, Prague; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems-Stein *


1998 Artists’ Editions, The Modern Institute, Glasgow


1998 New Art from Britain, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck *


1998 Artranspennine’ 98, Tate Gallery, Liverpool *


1998 Manifesta 2: European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Luxembourg *


1998 Commission for Royal Armoury, Leeds


1997 Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London *


1997 Flexible, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich *


1997 Contemporary British Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of South 


1997 Australia, Adelaide; City Gallery, Wellington *


1997 Absense/Presence, Kopavogur Art Museum, Reykiavik *


1997 Connections Implicites, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris *


1997 Wish you were here too, 83 Hill street, Glasgow


1997 Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London *


1997 Sculpturen Projekte 3, Munster *


1997 Letter and Event, Apex Art CP, New York *


1997 Hebben Wij Het Geweten?, Galerie van Laetham, Hasselt


1997 Building Site, Architectural Association, London


1996 Material Culture, The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 90's,  Hayward Gallery, London *


1996 The Cauldron, Henry Moore Sculpture Studio, Halifax *


1996 21 Days of Darkness, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


1996 More Time/Less History, Fundação Serralves, Porto *


1996 Live/Life, ARC Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa *


1996 Christine Borland, Roddy Buchanan, Jaqueline Donachie, Douglas Gordon, Galerie Eigen 

& Art, Berlin


1996 Were we Conscious?, Provinciaal Museum voor Aktuele Kunst, Hasselt


1996 Are You Talking to Me?,  Specta Gallery, Copenhagen


1996 Nach Weimar, Museum for Contemporary Art, Weimar *


1996 Strange Days, The Agency, London


1996 Girls High, The Fruitmarket, Glasgow *


1996 Full House, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg *


1995 Eigen & Art at  I.A.S., Independent Art Space, London


1995 In Search of the Miraculous (In Honour of Bas Jan Ader)  Starkmann Library  Services 

Ltd, London


1995 External Links, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow


1995 Wild Roses Grow by the Roadside, 52 c Brick Lane, London


1995 SWARM, The Scottish Arts Council, Traveling Gallery *


1995 New Art in Britain, Museum Sztuki, Lodtz *


1995 Pulp Fact, The Photographers Gallery, London


1995 Maikäfer Flieg, The Bunker, Köln-Ehrenfeld, Köln * 1995 vThe British Art Show 4, 1995 


1995 Uppercampfield Market, Manchester; Edinburgh; Cardiff *


1995 You Show, Galerie Hans Knoll, Budapest


1995 Breakfast  in Budapest, Uljak Exhibition Hall, Budapest


1994 The Spine, De Appel Foundation, Ámsterdam *


1994 Watt, Witte de Witte Centre for Contemporary Art, Rótterdam *


1994 Ik & De Ander, Dignity for All: Reflections on  Humanity, Beurs van Berlage, Ámsterdam *


1994 Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, London *


1994 Riviera, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno *


1994 Little House on the Prairie, Marc Jancou Gallery, London


1994 Heart of Darkness, Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo *


1994 The Institute of Cultural Anxiety, I.C.A., London 


1994 Multiples of the 60’s & 90’s, South Bank Centre Touring Exhibition * 


1994 East of Eden, Site Specific Works for Castle & Grounds, Schloss Mosigkau, Mosigkau *


1993 Christine Borland & Craig Richardson, Chisenhale Gallery, London *


1993 Aperto, Venezia Biennale, Venecia *


1993 Fontanelle, Kunstspeicher, Potsdam *


1993 Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London


1993 Walter Benjamin's Briefcase, Porto *


1993 2nd Tyne International, Newcastle *


1992 Contact, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


1992 Guilt by Association, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublín *


1992 In and Out/Back and Forth, 578 Broadway, New York *


1992 Artists Show Artists, Galerie Vier, Berlin


1991 Kunst Europa, Kunstverein Karlsruhe *


1991 Speed, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


1990 Self Conscious State, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow *


1990 Once Supported But Now Removed, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh


1990 Human Being, Sites/Positions, Glasgow


* Exhibition Catalogue  

bottom of page