• Exhibition view: WallStreet Fribourg 2021 Photo: Guillaume Python

  • Danger | Exhibition view: Stadtgalerie Bern 2020 Photo: Cédric Eisenring

  • Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant | Riverside Basel 2020

  • Practice 2020 | Video still

Karin Borer

Research assistance

Assistance bachelor and master

Karin Borer is an artist living in Basel. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2016. She was co-curator of the artist-run space Schwarzwaldallee Basel (2011–2017). She continuously organizes exhibitions in different spaces.

In her artistic practice, she deals with aspects of power and control within ecological, social, political or economic structures. She focuses in essence on (auxiliary) instruments that enable, consolidate but also destroy such structures. Her objects and installations are triggered by ephemeral additions – possible protagonists are present as absentee figures.

Karin Borer has shown her work in solo and duo exhibitions at Milieu Bern, Giulietta Basel and WallStreet Fribourg as well as recently in group shows including Stadtgalerie Bern, Riverside Basel/Worblaufen, Kunst Raum Riehen, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel, La Rada Locarno and Kunstverein Freiburg. She has also received the Werkbeitrag Kanton Basel-Stadt (2017) and residencies such as Atelier Mondial in Berlin (2017), Kanton Solothurn in Paris (2022) and Pro Helvetia Residency in China (2022).