Holten, Katie

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2451
  • First Name: Katie
  • Last Name: Holten
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1975
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Time Based Art
    • Architecture
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Drawings
    • Mail Art
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Environmental
  • Interests:
    • Natural History
  • Represented By: VAN HORN, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Public Art: True
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Other


2003 Irish Representative, Venice Biennale.


2007 Holten, Katie: "Paths of Desire." Contmporary Art Museum St. Louis.
2011 Sullivan, Robert: "Trees and the Bronx," A Public Space, issue 13.


1998 National College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art Painting.
1997 Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin.
2004 - 2006 Fulbright Scholarship, Cornell University, New York


Holten's agricultural, environmental and architectural installations comment on the fragility of contemporary life. She works in a wide range of media including sound/audio, photography, painting and performance. She has carried out research on environmental arts projects and vacant urban spaces in order to explore the concept of vulnerability and fragility. Using garden weeds and other plants she creates topographical installations that prompt the viewer to reconsider the relationship between the absurd and the actual. Director of TUP Institute of Contemporary Art. Holten has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and abroad in several major group and solo shows. She represented Ireland in the 2003 Venice Biennale. File contains extensive collection of newspaper articles, press releases, catalogues, dvd and paper works from the Venice Biennale and images of the artist's work.

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