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Joey Holder

Joey Holder is a visual artist, producer, mentor who creates fictional worlds & constructed environments that respond directly to contemporary, real world events. Her artwork is fuelled by continued dialogue and collaborations with researchers & practitioners from varied fields. Each artwork is considered a ‘set’ with filmic, narrative, architectural, visuals & sound elements created uniquely for the conceptual underpinning of the project. She has worked with computational geneticists, marine biologists, behavioural psychologists, and investigative journalists where Holder’s artwork has addressed themes including future farming, synthetic biology and deep sea ecosystems. Joey Holder’s work raises philosophical questions of our universe and things yet unknown, regarding the future of science, medicine, biology and human-machine interactions. Connecting forms which have emerged through our human taste, culture and industrial processes she investigates complex systems that dissolve notions of the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’. GM products, virtual biology and aquatic creatures are incorporated into an extended web; challenging our perception of evolution, adaptation and change. Joey Holder has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 6th Athens Biennale (2018), Design Museum (London), The Photographers’ Gallery (London, 2017), Transmediale (Berlin), Venice Biennale and many more. Her work has been covered in ARTFORUM, Art Monthly, DAZED DIGITAL, Elephant, Flash Art, Frieze, The Guardian, It’s Nice That, Rhizome, Time Out, and VICE.

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