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Artist using such media as photography and installations, born in Darvel, Ayrshire. The experience of mortality was a key feature of her work. She gained an honours degree at Glasgow School of Art, 1983–7, then her master’s at University of Ulster, Belfast, 1987–8. Group shows included Speed at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 1991; Aperto, Venice Biennale, 1993; Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, 1994; and British Art Show, with tour, 1995–6. Solo shows included From Life at Tramway, Glasgow, 1994, Kunstwerke, Berlin, and the British Council Gallery, Prague, both 1995, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998; and Lisson Gallery, 2001 and 2004. Borland gained a DAAD Scholarship, Berlin, 1996, and was shortlisted for the 1997 Turner Prize.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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