Golden Family are Matt Golden (b.1974 Salisbury, England) and Natsue Ikeda (b.1976, Hiroshima, Japan). They live and work between London and rural Northamptonshire.
Their artistic practice incorporates a wide variety of processes and methods, working across sculpture; painting; photography; magazine commissions; international collaborations; song-writing and performance; and curating exhibitions. Whilst stylistically diverse their artworks share an inherent wit and sensitivity to the human condition and the world we inhabit, often interwoven with a personal narrative.

Golden Family: Natsue Ikeda (b.1976, Hiroshima, Japan) and Matt Golden (b.1974 Salisbury, England) are graduates of The Royal Academy of Arts (2007) and Royal College of Art (2005) respectively.

Matt Golden and Golden Family have shown extensively in the UK and internationally including: Annely Juda Fine Art, London; BALTIC 39, Newcastle, UK; Limoncello, London; Musee du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Paris; Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany; Museum Wiesbaden, Germany and Nijo-Jo, Kyoto, Japan. Matt has been artist-in-residence at SGFA, KL, Malaysia; Kyoto Zokei University, Japan; Residency Wohnung Felix Rehfeld, Bremen, Germany. Both artists were resident at Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany.

Matt won the 2006 Vordemberge-Gildewart Scholarship and the inaugural Yoma Sasburg Award for Sculpture in 2011. He was included in the 2020 Imago Mundi publication, England: Talking Of Art. Contemporary Artists From England.

He set-up and ran The Russian Club Gallery, London from 2008 to 2012 and has curated exhibitions and events at Mead Galley, University of Warwick; Annely Juda Fine Art, London; lly Art Lab, La Trienale di Milano, Italy; and for Rollacoaster Magazine.

Matt has been a visiting tutor at the following institutions: Ruskin School of Art, Oxford; Royal Academy Schools, London; Royal College of Art, London; Kingston School of Art, UK; University of West England, Bristol; Arts University Bournemouth; Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur; University Institute Technology MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Universiti Malaysia, Kelantan; Kyoto Zokei Arts University, Japan.


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