Salvador, Bahia, 1966
Lives and works in Berlin
Isabelle Borges was born in Salvador in 1966. Between 1985 and 1987, she studied Social Sciences at the University of Brasilia. Between 1988 and 1992 she lived in Rio de Janeiro, where she attended at the Escola Visual do Parque Lage and had professors as Beatriz Milhazes, Daniel Senise, Charles Watson, among others. In 1993 she immigrated to Germany, initially lived in Cologne and worked as an assistant to the studio of Antonio Dias and the American artist Jack Ox, who was doing research on Kurt Schwitters, a German dadaist artist. The contact with Schwitters’ work had a strong influence on the work of Isabelle Borges, especially in her collage series. Between 1996 and 1997 he worked as assistant to Sigmar Polke. Studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf. At the end of 1997, she moved to Berlin, where she currently resides and works.