Andy Holden (b.1982, Bedford, UK) lives and works in Bedfordshire. Recent solo exhibitions include The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, Cubitt, London, 2012, Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2011), Cookham Erratics, Benaki Museum, Athens (2011), Art Now: Andy Holden, Tate Britain, UK (2010). Group exhibitions include Art Now Live, Tate Britain (2011), A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, Chapter, Cardiff (2011), I Promise to Love You, Kunsthal Rotterdam (2011), Version Control, Arnolfini, (2013), and Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (Hayward Touring - curated by Mark Leckey) (2013).
Recent events include the play, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, ICA, London, 2012, and Arnolfini, Bristol, staged in collaboration with David Raymond Conroy, Becoming Thing (in collaboration with Ed Atkins), Whitechapel, 2012, and Lecture on Nesting, in collaboration with Peter Holden (various venues). In 2010 he curated Be Glad For the Song Has No End ~ A Festival of Artist’s Music at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, and he co-runs the record label Lost Toys Records, as well as performing regularly with his band The Grubby Mitts. In 2011 he received the Stanley Picker artist fellowship from Kingston University and in 2012 he was awarded the Paul Hamlyn award for the Arts.