Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins have practiced sculpture, installation and media art in Toronto since 2000. Jennifer Marman is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Daniel Borins is a graduate of McGill University. Both Marman and Borins are also graduates of the Ontario College of Art and Design.
The work of Marman and Borins is often intervention based - situating the visual arts within the context of everyday life, while simultaneously referring to aspects of the history of twentieth century art. Marman and Borins fashion these interventions as propositions on the status of the contemporary avant-garde. Their projects identify tensions that arise in the politicization, historicization, and visuality of the artwork, often within the context of mass visual language, mass media, consumerism, and with an eye toward revisionism upon certain issues pertaining to the historicization of twentieth century art.
Recent examples of the artistsí work abound in the museum and public spheres. In 2009 Marman and Borins completed a commission for a large-scale interactive work for the Martin Prosperity Institute, headed by renowned urban theorist Richard Florida, at the MaRS building in Toronto. In the fall of 2008 Marman and Borins participated in a group sculpture show at the National Gallery of Canada entitled Caught in the Act. Upcoming public projects include a sculpture commission for Downsview Subway Station received from the Toronto Transit Commission, and a commission for an outdoor sculpture at a high-rise building by the Toronto waterfront. Currently, Marman and Borins are exhibiting at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo. Marman and Borins have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 2013.
Marman and Borinsí work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, The University of Toronto, the City of Toronto, and York University.