Dan Holdsworth


1974 Born in Welwyn Garden City, England
1998 BA Hons Photography
London College of Printing, University of the Arts London
The artist lives and works in England.

Awards and Grants

2008 Visiting Fellowship, The European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales
2007 Short listed for the Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2006 Arts Council of England Award
2002 Arts Council of England Award
2001 Shortlisted for Beck's Future's Prize, ICA, London

Select Solo Exhibitions

2016 A Future Archeology, Scheublein + Bak, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Spatial Objects, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
2014 Mirrors, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2013 Transmission: New Remote Earth Views, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Transmission: New Remote Earth Views, National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK

Transmission: New Remote Earth Views, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK
2011 Blackout, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Blackout, PF Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2010 Blackout, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead,UK

Blackout, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2007 Ultravisitor, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Geographics, Dan Holdsworth + Paul Shepheard, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, UK

White Noise, Store Gallery, London, UK

At The Edge of Space, Parts 1-3, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006 At The Edge of Space, Parts 1-3, National Maritime Museum, London, UK
2005 The Gregorian, Store Gallery, London, UK
2003 Dan Holdsworth, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK
2002 Black Mountains, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK

Dan Holdsworth, Chelsea Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany
2001 The World in Itself, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

Dan Holdsworth, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Dan Holdsworth, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK

Select Group Exhibitions

2015 Christmas Accrochage, SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich, Switzerland

Paris Photo, SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Paris, France
2015 The Idea of Landscape, DZ Bank, ART FOYER, Frankfurt, Germany
dark frame/deep field, Breese Little Gallery, London, UK
2014 Walk On- 40 Years of Art Walking, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City Museum/ Art Gallery/ Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK

Anniversary – 3 Years SCHEUBLEIN+BAK, SCHEUBLEIN+BAK, Zurich, Switzerland

Walk On- 40 Years of Art Walking, The Atkinson Southport, UK

Walk On- 40 Years of Art Walking, MAC Birmingham, UK
2013 Alt.+1000, festival de photographie, Rossinière, Switzerland

Monuments, Scheublein Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland

Walk On- 40 Years of Art Walking, PMG, London, UK

Walk On- 40 Years of Art Walking, NGCA Sunderland,UK

What is Contemporary?, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

Looking at the View, Tate Britain, London, UK

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London, UK
2012 Collecting Contemporary Art, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastel upon Tyne, UK
2011 Shifting Realities, Scheublein Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland

Out of Focus: Photography and Film, Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 Questions of Belonging, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

5th Anniversary Exhibition, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

Nuit Blanche, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

CRASH, Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London

Photo 50, The London Art Fair, London
2009 A Picture of Us? Identity in British Art, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield

Space Invader, Aicon Gallery, London

Sound Escapes, curated by Angus Carlyle, Space Studios, London

The Little shop on Hoxton Street, Limoncello Gallery, London
2008 Time to Play?, APT Web Gallery, New York
From Dusk Till Dawn – Darkness, Dreams and Drama, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts, London

Material Culture, Recently Gifted Works, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Night: A Time Between, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (cat.)
2007 Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery
Bienal de Lanzarote organized by MIAC-Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo de Lanzarote
Weather Report, Climate Change and Visual Artists, CAAM, Centro Atlantico de Arte Modern, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (cat.)

Spectacular City, NRW Forum Dusseldorf
All Tomorrow's Pictures, ICA, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London (cat.)
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, UK (cat.)
2006 Modern-Life Painters' Photography Collection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Spectacular City, The Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
2005 Photography 2005, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Temporal Landscapes, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2004 Aspects of Architecture: Photographs from the Victoria + Albert Museum, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
2003 Consuming Nature + Man, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

A Bigger Splash: British Art from Tate 1960-2003, Pavilhao Luca Nogueira Garcez, Sao Paulo / Paco Imperial / Rio de Janeiro (cat.)

Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain, London
Primary Colours, The City Gallery, Leicester
2002 TRADE, Netherlands Photo Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2001 Looking With/Out, East Wing Collection No. 5, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London

Horizon, Arts Agents Gallery, Hamburg
UK/NY, Asprey Garrard Gallery, New York

Andrew Cross and Dan Holdsworth, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

Antarctica, Entwistle, London

Neue Welt, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt (cat.)

TRADE, Fotomuseum, Winterthur (cat.)
Department - Changing Rooms, Stirling, Scotland

Becks Futures2, ICA, London / Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh / Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool / Sotheby's, New York (cat.)
2000 Photospin, Photographer's Gallery, London

What We Call Progress, Gasworks, London
1999 School Reunion, Wilkinson Gallery, London

Later, Focal Point Gallery, Southend
Department, Victoria Plaza, Southend

Dub Housing, Camera Austria Gallery, Steirischer Herbst 99, Graz

Path, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Signs, Atlantis Gallery, London

Public Collections

  • Tate Gallery, London
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • The Government Art Collection, London
  • The Arts Council Collection, UK
  • The Saatchi Collection, London
  • UBS Art Collection, London
  • DG Bank Collection, Munich
  • The Goetz Collection, Munich
  • Worchester City Art Gallery, UK
  • Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Collection, UK
  • University of the Arts Collection, London
  • Hackney Museum, London
  • British Airways Art Collection, UK
  • Artist Pension Trust Collection, London
  • The Northern Canon Collection, UK
  • The Progressive Art Collection, USA
  • The Progressive Art Collection, USA