Katie Holten
1975, Dublin. Lives and works in Ardee, Ireland
The work is just a collection of wonky crochet doodles. It was made using one crochet stitch (the simple stitch), repeated, in black wool, over and over again. The work is related to Holten’s research into network system, persistent structures, planning regulations, basic aggregation models,
selfavoiding walks and other physics stuff with implications for everyday systems. Sometimes leaves come out from stem at 180° apart. But it’s more common for them to come out less than 180° apart and in most plants the angle turns out to be essentially the same, and equal to almost 137.5°.
— Katie Holten

Selected solo exhibitions: 2003: Butler, Kilkenny, Ireland; W139, Amsterdam; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; 2002: Temple Bar, Dublin; Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany; 2001: Context, Derry, Northern Ireland; 2000: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland; 1999: The Basement, Dundalk, Ireland; 1998: Quer, Berlin.
Selected group exhibitions: 2003: 50a Biennale di Venezia; The Return, National Gallery, Dublin; The ways things are 2000-2002, City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland; 2002: Under Åpen Himmel, Kunstbanken Hedmark, Hamar, Norway; Archipelago: an Intimate Immensity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Print Triennia, Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland; Bloomsday#1: Dedalus, Context, Derry, Northern Ireland; Germinations 13, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; 2001: Drawn Out, Print Studio, London; 3 Acres on the Lake, 312, Chicago; Perspective 2001, Ormeau Baths, Belfast; 147 initiative, SIPTU, Liberty Hall, Dublin; 2000: Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Static, Liverpool; 1999: Utopias, The Douglas Hyde, Dublin; PLUGsurfing, Howard Gardens, Cardiff; Pre Millennial Tension, Pallas Studios, Dublin; 1998: EV+A, Limerick City, Limerick, Ireland; SpielRaum, Quer, Berlin.



It started on the C train, 2002.

It started on the C train, 2002. Installation in Temple Bar, Dublin.