Chris Bors is a New York-based artist whose graphic, post-pop, conceptual works feature a mash-up of images, in which any visuals are fair game for repurposingHis recent paintings, which appropriate logos from hardcore punk bands, are meticulously painted to resemble silkscreen prints, political advertising, or t-shirt graphics. He coined the term "virtual dumpster diving" to describe the practice of taking images and videos from the web.

Bors was born in Ithaca, New York and received his MFA from School of Visual Arts. Solo shows include Randall Scott Projects in Washington, D.C. His art has also been exhibited at PS1 MoMA, White Columns, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art in New York, Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Bahnwarterhaus in Esslingen, Germany and Bongout in Berlin. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Rail and featured in Vogue Italia, K48 and zingmagazine. He has written for Artforum.com, ArtReview, and Art in America, among many other publications.

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CHRIS BORS

Born in Ithaca, New York. Lives and works in New York City.

EDUCATION

M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
A.D.O. Project, Brooklyn, New York (forthcoming)

2016
Guttenberg Arts, Kill Your Idols, Guttenberg, New Jersey

2013  
Randall Scott Projects, The Youth are Getting Restless, Washington, DC

2009  
Envoy Gallery, Forward and Backward Pam and Tommy, New York

2008  
Go North, i against i, Beacon, New York

2005  
Argo Gallery, America is a mistake, a giant mistake., Nicosia, Cyprus
Haven Arts, Virtual Dumpster Diving, Bronx, New York

2002  
Here Art, Quest for Herb, New York

1998  
P.S. 122 Gallery, Beat Down, New York
The Knitting Factory, Lovesick, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Collect Hudson, curated by Fred Fleisher and Michelle Vitale, The Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
20 Eyes in My Head, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
Successive Excessive, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

2016
The Art of the Narrative, curated by Natalie Kates, Art & Music Lounge at the Hamptons Film Festival, Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
Beggars Banquet, curated by Noah Becker and Alfredo Martinez, Saloman Arts Gallery, New York
Dumbsh*t Video Art, curated by Stefan Popescu, Brenda May Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
Made Here, Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, New Jersey
Eat Sleep Copy Repeat, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
Shifted Memories, curated by Fanny Allié and Ketta Ioannidou, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2015
Your Bad Self, Arts+Leisure, New York
Special Hypocrite, curated by Arielle De Saint Phalle and Michael Valinsky, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
Free Market Economy, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
The Dreams That I Gave Her, curated by Kelli Burton and Yulia Topchiy, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn

2014  
Show #13, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
Everything Bad is Good for You, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DNA Artists' Residency Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Eye Candy, curated by Jill Slaymaker, Jadite Gallery, New York
By Invitation Only 3, curated by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, Kinz + TIllou Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York
Forced Collaboration II, curated by Jacob Rhodes, Artspace New Haven, New Haven, CT (catalogue)
Out There, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2013  
Hello Nasty, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York

2012  
Project Room, curated by Tom Sanford, BravinLee Programs, New York
Spacegrass, Bloom Projects, New York
Untitled #1, Randall Scott Projects, Washington, DC
Group Show #2, The Parlour, Bushwick, New York
Brucennial 2012, 159 Bleecker Street, New York

2011  
Toys & Games with a Twist, curated by Juanita Lanzo and Vanessa Gonzalez, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York
Bronx Calling: The 1st AIM Biennial, curated by Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York (catalogue)

2010  
Love and Hate, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus
Painting with Pictures, curated by David Gibson, Savannah Spirit, and Asya Geisberg, Casita Gallery, Bronx, New York
Art - Athina, with Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Athens, Greece
Jamaica Flux Video Slam, curated by Heng-Gil Han, Jamaica Performing Art Center, Jamaica, New York (catalogue)
I’m Caught Up, curated by Melissa A. Calderón, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, New York
Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, 350 West Broadway, New York

2009  
Family Jewels, curated by Conny Becker and Damien Deroubaix, Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen, Germany (catalogue)
Two Degrees of Separation, Gallery Satori, New York
The Better Half, curated by David Gibson and Jeffery Rakien Nomura, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance, New York
The Cursed Chateau, curated by Timothy Hutchings, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tone and Temperament, curated by Sophie Landres, Art Currents, New York

2008  
Papercut, curated by Julie Fishkin and Matt Lucas, Heist Gallery, New York
Family Jewels, curated by Conny Becker and Damien Deroubaix, Bongout Gallery, Berlin
Volume(s), curated by Marc Clement and Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
This One Goes up to 11, curated by Summer Guthery, Hanne Mugaas, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, New York
Old News 4, organized by Jacob Fabricius, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007  
Why + Wherefore, curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist, www.whyandwherefore.com
Let's Bolt, curated by Julie Fishkin, Matt Lucas and Lumi Tan, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York
Inventory Control, curated by Judith Page, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York (catalogue)
Artwave Radio, The Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece

2006  
Grendel, with Jack the Pelican Presents, Old Green Supermarket, Miami, FL
Rules of Engagement, curated by Lee Wells, Guerrilla Media Vehicle, Miami, FL
Memoryscapes, curated by Melody Parker-Carter, SoundLAB, edition 04, Cologne, Germany
The Social History of Objects, Triple Candie, New York

2005  
Sasquatch Society, Sixtyseven, New York
Welcome Home, Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Scärab: The Heavy Metal Art Show, curated by Robert Chaney, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina (catalogue)
Now Playing, curated by Karlos Carcamo, ParaSite, Beacon, New York

2004  
One Night Only, curated by Charles Reeve and Helena Reckitt, Garage Projects, Atlanta, Georgia
Aljira Emerge 2003, curated by Dominique Nahas, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey (catalogue)
The Infinite Fill Show, curated by Cory and Jamie Arcangel, Foxy Production, New York
Scärab: The Heavy Metal Art Show, curated by Robert Chaney, Project Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
Good Humor, organized by Tricia McLaughlin and Sharon Paz, Pullox, Berlin, Germany
The Stray Show, False Front, Chicago, Illinois
Screwball, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows, "Bronco Video Series," curated by Karlos Carcamo, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, Queens (catalogue)

2003  
Mama's Boy, curated by Jane Harris, White Columns, New York
Works on Paper, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
100 Artists Make 100 T-shirts, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York
Recession 2003 $99 Show, curated by Tim Thyzel, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York

2002  
Heaven Video Series, curated by Doug Lussenhop, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2001  
B Hotel, P.S.1 MoMA, Long Island City, New York
Infinite Jest, Ten in One Gallery, New York
Meredith Allen, Chris Bors, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York
Stromereien Open Air Performance Tage, curated by Harm Lux, Zurich, Switzerland
Impakt 2001, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Videoex Festival, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue)
Good Humor, organized by Tricia McLaughlin and Sharon Paz, EcommercePartners, New York
The American Living Room Film and Video Festival, curated by Libby Hartle, Here Art, New York

2000  
Open Video Call Selections, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Preview Show, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York
OuterLimits, (Elsewhere: Williamsburg), Goliath, Brooklyn, New York
Hot Cam, coordinated by Jennifer Charron, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, New York

1999  
Outer Boroughs, curated by Paul Ha and Lauren Ross, White Columns, New York
Open Video Call Selections
, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Artists (web) Space artist, September, Artists Space, New York

1998  
Projects '98, Islip Art Museum, The Carriage House, Islip, New York
"The Alphabet," It's All About Trish, Channel 57, August 30, New York

GRANTS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2016
Space & Time Artist Residency, Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, New Jersey

2014
DNA Artist Residency, Provincetown, Massachusetts

2011
Artist in the Marketplace program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

2008
Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

2006
Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

2003
Emerge 2003, Aljira, Newark, New Jersey

1999
Independent Project Grant, Artists Space, New York

SELECTED PERFORMANCES  

2002
Drunken Admiral, Battle of the Ironclads, Here Art, New York

2000
The Patron, 529 West 20th Street building lobby, New York

1998
Modern Day Caveman, Projects '98, Islip Art Museum, The Carriage House, Islip, New York

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017
Sucessive Excessive, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, co-curated with Fred Fleisher

2016
Eat Sleep Copy Repeat, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2015
Free Market Economy, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2014
Color Me Badd, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
Out There, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2013
If 6 Was 9, Projekt722, Brooklyn, New York
Hello Nasty, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York

2012
Spacegrass, Bloom Projects, New York

2009
Co-curator, Chimera, Arcade Experimental Art Projects / Stoa Aeschylou, Nicosia, Cyprus
Co-curator, Chimera, Envoy Enterprises, New York

2004
Screwball, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1999
Confined, Here Art, New York