Isabelle Borges

Salvador, 1966


Isabelle Borges studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro from 1989 to 1992 under tutors such as Beatriz Milhazes, Daniel Senise and Charles Watson. In 1994, she moved to Cologne and there worked as the assistant to renowned Brazilian conceptual artist Antonio Dias and the American artist Jack Ox. In 1997, she enrolled at the Düsseldorf Academy and studied with Prof. Christian Megert, one of the founders of the Zero group, trend that guides Borges’ early career. Currently she resides in Berlin.

Her paintings takes, as a starting point, a pure formal composition. By the fact that she always had contact with themes like mathematics and physics, because of her father and his friends, Isabelle Borges uses elements like science in her work, exploring systems, structures found in nature and developing from photos and many drawings from negative and postive spaces, as collage as well. Color fields are studied, making the visual rhythm and the dynamic to be contemplated by the spectator. The fields present in her paintings are organized irregulary and involve in rotation, iniciating the search for a 3D in the painting.

Isabelle Borges exhibited in several solo and collective shows in Brazil, Germany, Australia and the U.S., among them, her solo exhibitions at the Museu da República do Rio de Janeiro (2000), at the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MUBE) in 2013 and the group show Standard International: Post Spacial Surface #1 curated by Rüdiger Lange (Eröffnng, Germany) and the Interaktion exhibition in the Sacrow Castle (Potsdam, Germany) curated by Tereza de Arruda.

Her artworks are featured in several collections in Brazil, Germany and the United States.

Isabelle Borges