Andy Holden (b. 1982, Bedfordshire, UK) is the son of ornithologist Peter Holden. Holden trained at Goldsmiths, University of London. His Pyramid Piece, a scaled up knitted replica of a pice of rock, was exhibited at Tate Britain in 2010, and was created from the guilt of accidentally stealing a piece of the Pyramid at Giza as a child. In an accompanying video the original piece of rock is returned to the Pyramid. Holden’s practice incorporates a wide variety of materials and techniques, including music, film, collage, plaster sculptures, performances and painting, often exhibited all together as part of large installations.
Following on from their Lecture on Migration, Andy Holden and Peter Holden gave a performance in the Union Street Urban Orchard entitled Lecture on Nesting during the festival.