At the Bottom of the Bowl
Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep (over, under, in, out, away)
Claudia Borgna graduated from Genoa University (Italy) in Foreign Literature in 1998, and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from London Metropolitan University (UK) in 2005. Since then she has led a nomadic life, exhibiting nationally and internationally and attending fellowship residency programs. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award, as well as the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship Award. In 2010, she was voted the “Public Speaks” winner of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (UK), short-listed for the BBC2 documentary: “School of Saatchi,” and for the British Women Artists Prize. Borgna’s artificial landscapes are the materialization of an ongoing observation and questioning of how “plastic” and natural realms interact with one another and thereby come to create new ephemeral orders. Her flimsy constructions are only intended for the moment: apt to collapse and subject to change. http://www.claudiaborgna.com/
Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep (over, under, in, out, away) is part of Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource, a touring exhibition.