Clive Holden, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia (Canada) in 1959.
After studying visual art and cinematography at Concordia University in Montreal, Holden made his first experimental film in 1993. Hitler!, about his schizophrenic brother NIall, was filmed in Vancouver’s notorious Riverview Hospital and completed with a production grant from the National Film Board. It was officially selected by the London International Film Festival, and screened at the Pacific Cinematheque.
In 1998, Holden moved to Winnipeg where he released, between 2001 and 2004, the components of the multidisciplinary project, Trains of Winnipeg. The project’s CD was a collaboration with musicians and audio artists Christine Fellows, Jason Tait, John K. Samson, and Steve Bates, and received heavy rotation at college stations throughout North America. The project’s feature-length film cycle was screened at: CPH:DOX Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival (winner of the New Vision Award); transmediale, Berlin; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Images Festival, Toronto; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Kosmopolis, Barcelona; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück; and Send + Receive – a Festival of Sound/Winnipeg Cinematheque.
Holden moved to Toronto in 2007, where his art practice is focussed on “visual art + time + chance”. His long-duration video loops and generative (software-based) artworks are shown on lightboxes and as projections. His print series often relate to his moving image works, and show the charged relationship between time-based and plastic forms of art. Holden’s work has been exhibited at: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke; PLATFORM centre for photographic and digital arts, Winnipeg; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto; Gardiner Museum, Toronto; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Whyte Museum, Banff; Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam; Toronto International Film Festival/Stephen Bulger Gallery; and the Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México, Mexico City. He’s been represented by Stephen Bulger since 2008.