Novelist, artist and publisher.
Born 1984, Ireland.
Co-founded the Berlin art publishing project Broken Dimanche Press in 2009 which published his novel The Readymades in 2009 and his follow up, Oslo, Norway, in 2015. The Readymades will be published in Ireland and the UK by gorse editions in January 2018, with an excerpt included in 'The Irish Tradition', edited by Rob Doyle (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017).
The LGB Group, a fictitious art group created for The Readymades (with Darko Dragičević), has enjoyed exhibitions internationally including The Armory Show, New York.
His writing has appeared in many national and international publications. Holten is also known for his collaborative art projects and exploring the line where fiction intersects contemporary visual art practice. Most recently he has written texts for the artists Natalie Czech, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jonathan Monk.
In autumn 2017 he is working with Peles Empire, Hanne Lippard and Renata Har on a contribution to Conglomerate.tv. His work has appeared in the Malmö Konsthall, David Zwirner Gallery New York (with Aengus Woods), Villa Romana, Florence, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, San Serriffe, Amsterdam amongst others. He lives in Berlin. www.johnholten.com