Archive of Author | Andy Holden

Andy Holden is an artist who works in a variety of mediums.

Exhibitions of his work have included ‘Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is missing’ at Science Gallery London (2019), ‘Natural Selection’ (with Peter Holden), Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (2019),  ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA, London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, a lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End.[4]

He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

Articles with Andy Holden

Cartoon Logic

Andy Holden is an artist who works in a variety of mediums.

His immersive new installation, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’, for the Science Gallery London exhibition ‘Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is missing’ reflects on the physics of a cartoon environment which defy the normal conditions of gravity, force, and velocity.