Born in 1973 in Toronto. Based in Toronto.
Staging unexpected events on the brink of the everyday, Diane Borsato works with specialists, amateurs and others to animate alternate ways of experiencing the world. Borsato’s practice involves sculpture, installation, social practice, photography and performance. She obtained a BFA in visual arts in 1997 from York University and went on to pursue an MFA at Concordia University (2001) and an MA in performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York (2003). Borsato’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and events across Canada. She has also exhibited internationally in the United States, England, Taiwan, France and Mexico. Awarded the 2008 Canada Council Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement by a mid-career artist, Borsato has also been the recipient of numerous grants, and she was longlisted for the 2010 and 2013 Sobey Art Awards. She teaches at the University of Guelph.