Ralph Borland

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  • SMSage

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2019

    Ralph Borland is an artist, designer, curator and interdisciplinary knowledge worker based in Cape Town, South Africa. His project African Robots is a collaboration with street wire artists in Southern Africa to introduce electronics and mechanics to their practice. His art-design piece Suited for Subversion (2002), a protective and performance suit for street protest, is in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Across his work, Ralph pursues an interdisciplinary approach to teasing out issues of power, activism, social engagement via designed objects, the aesthetics of make-do and ad hoc design, and the pleasures of pop culture, sound and music, multimedia and sculpture, and collaborative artistic practice.


    Exhibited works in the “Space is the Place” exhibition.



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