Carlotta Bailly-Borg


(1984), lives and works in Brussels.

Her practice is built through several mediums, without hierarchy, ranging from drawing to painting on canvas through ceramics, fresco or painting under glass. She telescopes and contaminates references to form a new pictorial and fictional space. The anthropomorphic forms that Bailly-Borg represents inhabit different scenes, they accommodate and try to place themselves in relation to each other. These awkward characters are the image of a frenzy close to hyperactivity that feeds her visual culture through the accumulation of Greek and Hindu mythological sources, medieval manuscripts, Japanese erotic representations, etc., which she appropriates by mishandling the chronologies of art history. The common point of these sources is the directness, the efficiency of the line and the curve, their timelessness and the question of physical love. The lines, the fluid curves close to the Persian calligraphy, make of these characters soft bodies, forms close to the earthworm. They are asexual but sexual, both men and women, and are interwoven in compact compositions where the surface serves as a limit to their proliferation.
Carlotta Bailly-Borg (FR. 1984), vit et travaille à Bruxelles. Elle est diplômée de l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy en 2010 et a résidé au Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo entre 2012 et 2013.
Elle a été nominée au 22e Prix de la Fondation Pernod Ricard en 2021 et a entre autres exposé à la galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris / Ballon Rouge Collective,
Bruxelles / Vitrine Gallery, Bâle (2022) / Fondation Van Gogh, Arles / Friche la Belle de Mai et la Traverse, Marseille (2021) / Goldsmiths CCA, London /
Efremidis Gallery, Berlin / Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020) / Bosse&Baum, Londres / Island, Bruxelles / Fondation Ricard, Paris (2019) / Galerie Sultana, Paris / Baltic
Triennial, South London Gallery et Tallinn (2018) / DOC, Paris / Studio Amaro, Naples / Attic, Bruxelles / CNEAI, Chatou (2018) / Karma International, Los
Angeles (2016) / Espace II of Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Onomatopée, Eindhoven (2015).