Carlotta Bailly-Borg was born in 1984, and lives and works in Brussels. In 2010 she graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, and from 2012 to 2013 she completed a residency at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
“The world of Bailly-Borg is one of bodily collisions and knotted seductions. It’s a universe populated by bountiful selves as mutating forms, immersed in a pool of instinctual drives and restricted, slanted landscapes. Overlapping parts suggest an attempt to reach conjunction or an impossible completion. Depicted both in solo and group formations and placed within tilted perspectives, Bailly-Borg’s ever-present figures engage in activities that imitate the raw nature of living beings where biological rhythms and exaggerated bodily extremities communicate with their surroundings. Where a stage is set, composition is only suggested as a oneiric range of coordinates: cut out and reassembled, these characters inhabit the scene in all their clumsiness.” - Carolina Ongaro
Bailly-Borg has presented her work at Goldsmiths CCA, London; Efremidis Gallery, Berlin; Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020); Bosse&Baum, London; Island, Brussels; Fondation Ricard, Paris (2019); Galerie Sultana, Paris; Baltic Triennial, South London Gallery and Tallinn (2018); DOC, Paris; Studio Amaro, Naples; Attic, Brussels; CNEAI, Chatou (2018); Karma International, Los Angeles (2016); Espace II of Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris; Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2015).