BIO
Kristina Borg
Born in 1987, Malta. 

She earned a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from NABA, Milan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from University of Malta.
Currently she works as a freelance artist and art educator and collaborates in a number of projects as curator, exhibition designer and project manager. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 
Museum Fortress Builders, Valletta, Malta; 
Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018, Malta; 
Federico Bianchi Contemporary Art Gallery, Milan, Italy; 
Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands; 
Park Towers Supermarket, St Venera, Malta;
Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta; 
Vienna Secession, Austria; 
Munchner Kunstlerhaus, Munich, Germany.

AWARDS
Divergent Thinkers III, Malta

RESIDENCIES
'ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 
La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels, Belgium; 
Salzburg Global Seminar, Young Cultural Innovators Forum, Salzburg, Austria;
KulturKontakt Austria, with Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna, Austria;
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, USA.


Kristina Borg

RESIDENCIES

No man's land

23.09.2019 to 18.10.2019



Artist statement

Kristina Borg employs an interdisciplinary artistic practice that focuses on socio-political issues in urban-collective spaces. Her research strives to create projects involving experiential processes through which she seeks to relate and enter into direct dialogue with the community and/or the place. 

During the residency Borg will be working on a series of prints that will illustrate her upcoming book publication, featuring a narrative that forms part of the long-term project 'No Man’s Land’. This book publication is indeed a continuation of ‘No Man’s Land’ – a project that was commissioned as part of the exhibition ‘Dal-Baħar Madwarha’ (The Island is what the Sea Surrounds) curated by Maren Richter for Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018. The project questioned the accessibility to the seashore in Malta’s central harbour areas.

The final work included an on-site experience at sea: performative electric-boat trips during which a narrative, written by Borg herself, was interpreted live by a performer. The narrative includes a mix of fantasy and reality, and finds inspiration in a number of conversations held with the locals. The next phase of this long-term project is to publish the narrative in book format. This will, on the one hand, give the stories back to the communities, and, on the other hand, it will activate and continue a public debate on the contested terms and spaces presented in the narrative. The series of prints will accompany and illustrate these stories.