Sylvia Grace Borda – Surrey Muse


Sylvia Grace Borda is an artist and Research Associate at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She studied Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia (MFA) and Media & Photography at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (BFA).

Sylvia is a cross-disciplinary artist, she has been producing contemporary artwork for over a decade. She works in photography, architecture, video and emergent technologies to study, research, and respond to changing urban and rural landscapes.

Her work borrows from painting and historical photographic vocabularies in which she pays homage to specific historical references. While using art history as a foundation to inform her production, Borda collaborates with artists and communities to accurately produce narratives that become contemporary portraits of our time and provide reflections on wider social conditions.

Sylvia Grace Borda has received a number of public grants and awards including Frontiers in Retreat, EU Award (2014-16);  City of Richmond Public Art Commission: No.4 Pump Station (2010-11); Cultural Capital of Canada Artist status award for Surrey, BC in combination with Cultural Olympiad project status for the Winter Olympics (2008-10); the Innovation Award, The Lighthouse Gallery Glasgow (2006); and the Urban Culture Award (through the Millennium Commission, Cities of Culture Liverpool) for 2005-07. 

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