Clara J:son Borg

Born 1986, Sweden

Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Malmö, Sweden


Art Education

2014-2016 MFA Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013 Practical Film I, Culture and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden

2011 Sculpture and Environmental Art, The Glasgow School of Art, UK

2011 Introduction in Digital Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg University

2009–2012 BFA Textile-Garment-Design, HDK Steneby – The School of Craft and Design, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Upcoming Events


3rd of July – 24th of August, SOMA Summer, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico


Solo/Duo Show

2016 Tillsammans väntar vi på oss, Solo show, Tändsticksmuseet, Jönköping, Sweden

2013 Framåt, Förbi och Tillbaka igen, Galleri S:t Gertrud, Konstfrämjandet, Malmö, Sweden, Collaboration with Karin Granstrand

2012 Plain Access, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden


Group exhibitions / Performance


A study of the straight arm and a pointing finger, performance curated by Pröverommet, Berge, Norway

Video festival, Galleri FRANK, Malmö, Sweden

Homecoming queen, group show, Österrängens Konsthall, Jönköping, Sweden

Ken, touch this, ONONO, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Open Studios, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada



Scores towards a baroque care, part of the competition program at the Now&After International Video festival, Moscow, Russia

The Letter U, performed and curated for the Open Avond(s), de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Letter U, performed at HOT BLEND, a performance night initiated by the artist Elias Björn and Clara J:son Borg, hosted by Pröverommet and USF Bergen during Oktoberdans 2016, Bergen, Norway

Assemble relatives, Piet Zwart Institute Graduation Show, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Always more then on(c)e, performance in collaboration Katherine McBride, Madison Bycroft and Angelica Falkeling at the Assemble all relatives performance program at TENT-Rotterdam, a part of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Graduation Show


Always more then on(c)e, performance in collaboration Katherine McBride, Madison Bycroft and Angelica Falkeling at the "CFP The Politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters" at the Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University, The Netherlands


First Cut, Wolfart projectspace, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Together we wait for us, performance at the Goethe Institute, Rotterdam Gallery night, Rotterdam



LOOP - a video art marathon, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

Att framföra kropp – tio aspekter, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed, Sweden

Aperto, Fondazionte Ratti, Como, Italy

Cutting leaves for the dogs, Tale of a Tube, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Performance Laboratory, Wolfart Project space, in collaboration with PAE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands



Artist Run, OK Corral, Copenhagen, Denmark


PANEL, Fanzine, Published in Austria, Wienna


MA+BA Exam show, Trädgårdsföreningen, Gothenburg

BA Exam Show, Steneby Konsthall, Dals Långed


Final Show, The Garage, BA exchange student show, Sculpture and Environmental Art, The Glasgow School of Art, UK

The Bookable Space project, The Garage, BA exhibition Sculpture and Environmental Artshow, The Glasgow School of Art, UK




Writing as and around art, residency at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway


Body as a site, residency, Banff centre of arts and creativity, Canada



In time, we too will become ancestor…, residency program hosted by PRAKSIS Oslo, led and curated by Eliza Naranjo Morse and ICDP, Oslo, Norway



Materials for performance, CSAV XXI – Artist Research Laboratory led by Yvonne Rainer and Andrea Klein, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy


Kunstlerhüser Worpswede, organized by Piet Zwart Institute, Woprswede, Germany




Fly in the soup, published at the CSAV XXI – Artist Research Laboratory by Fondazione Antonio Ratti and Mousse Magazine, Italy


Other important experiences


Curator; Artist Run, OK Corral, Copenhagen, Denmark



Assistant to Marinella Stenatore, Gothenburg International Biennial, Gothenburg

Portfolio show, Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassy, Berlin





Van Beek-Donner Stichting


IBB, CBK Rotterdam

Banff Artist’s Award, Banff Centre for arts and creativity

Praktijkverdieping, Mondriaan Fonds







Adlebertska Stiftelserna

August Rignérs Stipendiefond


Stiftelsen Jönköpings Borgerkassa och Bjuggska fonden