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Trevor Borg

Trevor Borg is an artist from Malta and through his practice he explores aspects of place. He obtained a practice-based PhD in Fine Art from the University of Leeds and he is a lecturer at the University of Malta and a practicing artist. In his practice he often juxtaposes the poetic with the political to make open ended statements which are not limited to specific issues but rather wide ranging. Certain places, more than others, appear condensed with myriad stories which can be unraveled, juxtaposed, manipulated and re-told. I am interested in exploring the ‘what is’ and ‘what might be’, the artist states. His work borrows from various disciplines and forms non-linear narratives that are continually being altered.

The land becomes a site for artistic practice; it provides the matter and it is a main source for practice. The work constitutes investigation, reading, mapping and collecting. It spans across various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, photography and film. Borg’s work is place oriented; it reveals place. He investigates territory and aspects of temporality; new histories are made and realities imagined in the process of art practice.  Found matter is often incorporated into the work. (Re-) deterritorialisation reconfigures matter; it locates it in different contexts whereby new relations could be established. Borg’s work explores the potential of matter and how it contributes to an understanding of place.
Selected Solo Exhibitions

1999 – Selection of Works at Vino Veritas Sliema
2002 – Blackout Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta
2003 – Common Ground Portomaso Hilton, St Julian’s
2007 – Open Verse St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity Valletta
2011 – Placeness St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity Valletta
2012 – European Parliament Brussels, Belgium
2014 – Sculptures, Photography and Film at Lifton Place, University of Leeds, UK
2015 – Crossfire – Concerning the Nature of our Culture St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta
2015 – Spatium Clausum Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
2015 – De-Scroll National Library, Valletta
2016 –Reading Place, School of Design, University of Leeds, Leeds

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004 – MKM Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, Germany
2004 – Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
2005 – Museum voor Moderne Kunst Oostende, Belgium
2005 – Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2006 – Museu Arxiu de Montblanc, Spain
2014 – The Imaginary Museum The Tetley Gallery Leeds, UK
2015 – Larroque Arts Festival, Larroque
2016 – Past, Present, Future St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta
2017 – Reading Place (Chapter II) Modern Music Days Manoel Theatre, Valletta
2017 – In-Transit Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU exhibition at NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, Germany
2017 – In-Transit Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU exhibition at Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

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