Originally from Vancouver Island, Clive Holden lives in Toronto with the novelist Alissa York. His work focusses on the moving image as visual art in the 21st century, and on the still image’s charged relationship with time-based forms.

Exhibitions and screenings include: Transmediale, Berlin; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto; Gardiner Museum, Toronto; CPH:DOX Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival (winner of the New Vision Award); Images Festival, Toronto; Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Kosmopolis, Barcelona; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Light Industry, Brooklyn; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; PLATFORM centre for photographic and digital arts, Winnipeg; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; London Film Festival; Whyte Museum, Banff; Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam; Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen; Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; Toronto International Film Festival; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Beirut Film Festival; Sydney Film Festival; Melbourne Film Festival; Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México, Mexico City; and Send + Receive – a Festival of Sound, Winnipeg.



Sky Goodden: “Clive Holden Grounds the Digital in Aura”, MOMUS A Return to Art Criticism, 2016

Matthew Ryan Smith: “Climbing Internet Mountains: A Conversation with Artist Clive Holden”, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism vol. 42 no. 1, 2015

James Fowler: “UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS: An Interview With Clive Holden”, Art + Tech Blog, 2013

Matthew Ryan Smith: “Exhibition Review: Clive Holden: Media/Mediated”, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts & Cultural Criticism vol. 40 no. 6, 2013

Scott MacDonald : “Adventures of Perception – Cinema as Exploration”, U. of California Press, 2009

Larissa Fan: “Place: 13 Essays, 13 Filmmakers, 1 City”, Winnipeg Film Group, 2009