Dr Sean Borodale

Personal profile

Sean Borodale works as an artist, poet, writer. Residencies and fellowships include Rijksakademie, Miro Foundation, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, Wordsworth Trust, Santa Maddalena & Bluecoat. His artwork combines print, theatre, writing, installation, performance, film, voice and sound. His works are concerned with states of writing and reading as live action and performance. His work examines traditional vehicles of artistic making as embodiment of a ‘social sculpture’.

He trained and taught at the Slade School in London, and returned in 2017 as a visiting fellow in print. At AB Fine Art he made large-scale bronze sculpture for artists such as Barry Flanagan, Bill Woodrow, Bill Turnbull, Anish Kapoor, Tracy Emin, Gavin Turk and Chapman Bros. His literary work (published by Jonathan Cape) has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and TS Eliot Prize; his radio work was awarded the Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Feature or Documentary. His theatre work has been performed at Festival Hall (dir. Mark Rylance), Bristol Old Vic and Bluecoat. He gained his PhD from Bath Spa in lyric site-based poetry. His current research is located in Ireland.

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