Diane Borsato

2019 Program Artist

Diane Borsato was born in Toronto, where she is an artist, naturalist, and Associate Professor of Experimental Studio at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited and performed her work in major galleries and museums across Canada and internationally. For over ten years she has been collaborating with writer and curator Amish Morrell on Outdoor School, an ongoing series of contemporary environmental artworks. Their new book Outdoor School: Contemporary Environmental Art is available at booksellers now.

Learn more about Diane Borsato’s practice by listening to episode 8 of the Toronto Biennial of Art Podcast “Short Format”, available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.


Short Format Podcast Series

Short Format is a podcast series created by Aliya Pabani and Angela Shackel for the Toronto Biennial of Art. In expanding dialogues around the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, selected artists discussed their practice and processes in a series of short format podcasts and audiograms. Participating artists and collectives included Adrian Blackwell, Ayumi Goto, Caroline […]

date and time

September 21 – December 1

12:00am – 11:59pm



To inaugurate ORCHARD, a public art project commissioned by the City of Mississauga, artist Diane Borsato brings people together to taste and learn about apples and community orchards. ORCHARD is a living sculpture made up of old and eccentric varietals of apple trees, planted by Borsato at Small Arms. The work expands ideas of public […]

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