Joey Holder

b. 1979 - London, UK

Lives and works in London and Nottingham.

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. Working with scientific and technical experts she makes immersive, multimedia installations that explore the limits of the human and how we experience non-human, natural and technological forms. Mixing elements of biology, nanotechnology and natural history against computer programme interfaces, screensavers and measuring devices, she suggests the impermanence and interchangeability of these apparently contrasting and oppositional worlds: ‘everything is a mutant and a hybrid’. 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.


Art Monthly: Profile, Joey Holder by Tim Dixon

Artist Profile: Joey Holder by Jamie Sutcliffe

BOMB Magazine: Faith and Technology: Joey Holder Interviewed by Caroline Elbaor

Elephant: 5 Questions with Joey Holder

The Evening Standard: 'Conspiracy Week at The Photographers' Gallery: Pictures from a post-truth world' by Ben Luke

frieze: ‘The Mutants We Will Become’, Chris Fite-Wassilak

The Guardian: ‘DIY call centres and puppet shows help Athens Biennale fight the power’ by David Batty

Art Monthly: 'Art and the Chthulucene' by Jamie Sutcliffe

Dazed: ‘Mutant Hybrids’

MUTE: 'Mutatis Mutandis' by Josephine Berry Slater