Collected Domestic Conceptualism (2021) places together for the first time various small works, studies, models, paintings and drawings by Andy Holden, set in a temporary cardboard museum, assembled across a three-storey town house in the centre of Worcester.
Andy Holden (b.. 1982 Bedford) Lives and works in Bedford UK. Andy Holden is an artist who’s work includes sculpture, large installations, painting, pop music, performance, animation, curating and multi-screen-videos. His first major exhibition was ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain, in which he exhibited Pyramid Piece, an enormous knitted rock based on a chunk of pyramid that he stole from the Great Pyramid of Giza as a boy. Solo exhibitions of his work have included ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Cookham Erratics’ at the Benaki Museum in Athens (2012) Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity at the Zabludowicz Collection (2013) and MOCA Toronto in 2018. He has also staged a large number of performances including Tate, ICA, Whitechapel Gallery and Performa New York. From 2011-2016 Holden worked on Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, an hour-long animated film which explored the idea that the world was now best understood as a cartoon and examined how physics works in cartoons. The film was first shown at Glasgow International 2016 and Venice Biennale in 2017. Holden’s recent work Natural Selection (2017), commissioned by Artangel, was made in collaboration with his father Peter Holden and used a detailed exploration of birds’ nests and eggs to explore questions of nature and nurture, and mankind’s changing relation to the natural word. In 2018 he opened the gallery Ex- Baldessarre as part of his studio in Bedford, which serves as a platform for curating experimental projects. He is currently curating ‘Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules’ which runs at Somerset House and has previously curated ‘World as Cartoon’ at Tate Britain (2017) and Be Glad for the Song has No End at Wysing Arts Centre (2010). Holden will be showing a series of new works as part of British Art Show 9 which is touring the UK throughout 2021-22. in 2021 Slimvolume published a collection of the artist’s interviews.