Borden Capalino

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Borden Capalino is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the United States, like other celebrated artists such as David Shapiro, Jennie Ottinger, Polly Kraft, Ed Moses, and Anna Kunz. Borden Capalino was born in 1980.


Borden Capalino most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at galeriepcp in Paris with the exhibition Sour. The exhibition was open from 12 May 2017 until 17 June 2017. Borden Capalino's work has also been exhibited during the Milespires & Reliquaries exhibition at Lyles & King in New York, the United States (13 October 2017 - 12 November 2017).

Borden Capalino in private collections

On Artland Borden Capalino's art can be found in the following collection: Parnilla Lundgren which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Philipp Keel, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Borden Capalino

Born in 1980, Borden Capalino was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Borden Capalino

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 2

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