"The Collaborationists: Exhibitions, Public Art, Integrated Practice" with Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins

  • Midday Talks
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room 108, 569 Spadina Crescent, Koffler House

Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins will present a lecture that shares examples of their projects. The lecture will illustrate and discuss their studio, exhibition, and public practice. The title "The Collaborationists" refers to their recent touring exhibition, but also to the longstanding collaboration that Marman and Borins have engaged in. Not only does this collaboration refer to the notion of a duo working together, but also to the complexities of their expanded field of artistic production – containing a variety of approaches, and the broad social interactions that Marman and Borins engage in.

Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins have been making large-format sculpture, mixed media, installation and electronic art since 2000.


Jennifer Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Daniel Borins is a graduate of McGill University. Both Marman and Borins graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001 – where they first met and began collaborating together.

Recent exhibitions of their work are a second solo show with Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York, and the final installment of a solo touring exhibition entitled "The Collaborationists" both in the spring of 2016. Produced by the art Gallery of Hamilton and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, "The Collaborationists" also toured to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and to the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Marman and Borins' work is held in public collections including: the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and is reflected in several public art projects. Some of their recent public projects include: a pedestrian bridge in Toronto's Southcore Financial Centre, an animated video sculpture on Toronto's John Street, as well as commission for the West Don Lands village.

Marman and Borins have lectured at galleries and institutions both nationally and internationally, including recent engagements at Concordia University, Montreal, the Tulane School of Architecture, New Orleans, and SOMA, Mexico City.


Lead image:
Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman
Pavilion of the Blind
Anodized aluminum, powder coated aluminum, MDF, mechanized vertical blinds, shades, and panel systems (custom coloured) motors, micro controller
3.05m x 9.76m x 1.22m
Courtesy of Cristin Tierney Gallery New York