Pia Borg (*1977) Is a Maltese/ Australian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London and Los Angeles.
She is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Golden Leopard for best international short (Locarno Film Festival 2014) for the experimental documentary ABANDONED GOODS. In the same year, she completed one third of the triptych film THROUGH THE HAWTHORN - awarded the Grand Prix at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film as well as Jury Prizes in Krakow, Annecy & Fantoche. Her film/ installation CRYSTAL WORLD (2013) was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival and PALIMPSEST (2009) was the recipient of the 1st Prize at the Oriel Davies Open Exhibition. Her first film FOOTNOTE (2004) was nominated for an Australian Academy award. Her films have been in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, SXSW and Experimenta among others.
Borg has been featured in solo exhibitions at Oriel Davies Gallery (Wales) and Szara Gallery (Poland). Other recent exhibitions and screenings include ICA, London; Wellcome Collection; Museum of Moving Image, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Museum of Modern Art, Poland; Arnolfini, Bristol; FormContent, London; Samstag Museum of Art, Australia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Site Gallery, Sheffield
Borg was the recipient of a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London (MA). In 2014 she joined the Experimental Animation faculty at CalArts.
"25 New Faces of Independent Film", Filmmaker Magazine, 2015
“Taking over the asylum: art made at Bedlam and beyond – in pictures” The Guardian, September 2016
Rizov, Vadim: “True/False 2015 Shorts: Former Models, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, My Gal, Rosemarie and Abandoned Goods” Filmmaker Magazine, March 2015
Greene, Robert: “Sundance 2015 documentaries: awake cinema?” Sight & Sound, February 2015
Ficks, Jesse Hawthorn: “Ficks’ Picks: Sundance Documentaries”, Fandor, February 2015
Robinson, Chris & Stewart, Jez: “The Best Indie Animation of 2014”, Sight and Sound, January 2015
Jenkins, David: “'20 Things We Learned from the 2014 BFI London Film Festival”, Little White Lies, October 2014
Stevens, Isabel: “Locarno”, Sight and Sound, October 2014
“Abandoned Goods: the power of creativity on film” Wellcome Library, October 2014
Pattison, Michael: “Locarno: The Hours and the Times”, Fandor, September 2014
Mitchell, Wendy: “The Journey from Asylum to Gallery”, Screendaily, August 2014
Mitchell, Ben: “Annecy 2014 Winners”, Skwigly, June 2014
Binding, Chris: “McLaren Awards 2014: New British Animation”, Flickfeast, June 2014
Wolfe, Jennifer: “‘Through the Hawthorn’ Wins Grand Prix Award at Stuttgart”, Animation World Network, April 2014
McLean, Tom: “‘Through the Hawthorn…’ Tops Stuttgart Honors”, Animation Magazine, April 2014
Buckley, Liz: “Pia Borg, Sean Vicary and Sibyl Montague”, A-N, April 2012
Green, Erica: “Colliding Worlds”, Samstag Museum Catalogue 2009