Christian Holstad

Lives and works in New York
Born 1972, Anaheim, California
Education: BFA 1994 Kansas City Art Institute
Residency: John Michael Kohler Arts Program 2000

Solo Exhibitions

2016


Be Clear With Your Intent, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne
red, yellow, lime, pink, lavender, green, scarlet, lavender, scarlet, green, lavender, The Magazine Sessions 2016, Serpentine Gallery, London
Toothpick, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

2014


Corrections, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

2013


The Book of h/Ours, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2011


You Will Find Me if You Want Me in the Garden unless It’s Pouring Down With Rain, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

2010


The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne

2009


The World’s Gone Beautiful, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
I Confess (catalog), curated by Milovan Farronato, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
American Standard, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

2008


I Know Why the Birdcage Sings, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

2007


Christian Holstad, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

2006


Containers on the Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach: Art Positions, Miami
The Terms of Endearment (catalog), curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry, Leather Beach (Formerly Prince Deli), Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

2005


Beautiful Lies You Could Live in, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
The Area Known As The Grassy Knoll, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

2004


Gaeity; Discovering the Lost Art (in Absentia), curated by Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Zurich
A Dark Room in Which to Stagger Sorrow, Whitney Biennial, New York
Innocent Killers, Project Room, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens
Moving Towards the Light, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
American Express, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo

2003


Sonnenaufgang (sunset), Daniel Schmidt Gallery, Cologne
Sonnenaufgang (sunrise), Aurel Scheibler Gallery, Cologne
The Birth of Princess Middlefinger, Prague Biennial, Prague
The Housekeepers, Daniel Reich Gallery, The Scope Art NY‘03, Dylan Hotel, New York
Grooming Parks in Absentia, Aurel Scheibler Gallery, Cologne

2002


Life is a Gift, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
The Self Esteem Salon: The Baptism Series, (with Chris Verene), Deitch Projects, New York and Faye Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Gentle Heights presents Christian Holstad’s Sand Day (in Absentia): A Show of Artifacts, Absentia Art Gallery, Brooklyn

1997


How Art Thou, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis
Home Shopping Channel, for Chivas Clem’s Fifth International, New York

Group Exhibitions

2017


Si Sedes Non Is, curated by Milovan Farronato, The Breeder, Athens

2016


Fields of War, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, London
Protest, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
On Empathy, organized with Miciah Hussey, Bridget Donahue, New York
Chromaphobia | Chromaphilia, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
Terra Provocata, Fondazione del Monte and Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna, Italy

2015


Soft Core, Invisible-Exports, New York
From The Ruins..., curated by Jane Ursula Harris, 601 Artspace, New York

2014


Boundary Waters, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne
Aquatopia, Tate St Ives, St Ives

2013


One day the day will come when the day will not come, curated by Milovan Farronato, FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum and the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China
Ecce Homo, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London

2012


Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Coming After, curated by Jon Davies, The Power Plant, Toronto
Portraits: Cabinet de Curiosités, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva

2011


The Listening Party, for Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy
Charity Group Exhibition for East Northern Japan, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo
The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Kompass Zeichnungen aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Aftermath, curated by Simon Castets, Taka Ishii, Kyoto

2010


Eraserhead, Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin
Rive Gauche/Rive Droite, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris
SummerCamp II: Head Shop, curated by Billy Miller, Exile, Berlin
Boy, Oh Boy!, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London
Christmas In July, curated by Simon Castets, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
Kunstkonsum Schwerenot, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne
Held Up By Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York
So Be It: Interventions in Printed Matter, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
Chicken Shit Bingo, MiArt, Milan
Permanent Trouble - Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany

2009


Collection: MOCA'S First 30 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London
Compilation IV, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
Zur Sache (opening exhibition), Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne
Light Chamber (Part 2), X-Initiative Foundation, New York
Second Hand, curated by Jasper Sharp, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA, New York

2008


READER, Galerie Today at ARTIS Den Bosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Collage: The Unmonumental Picture (inaugural exhibition) (catalog), curated by Richard Flood, New Museum, New York
(i-mûrj·d), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Time Crevasse, Yokohama Triennale 3, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Inaugural exhibition, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery (second space), Tokyo
Art & Entrepeneurship, Credit Suisse, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
The Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, New York
The Otherside, curated by Billy Miller, The 58 Gallery, New Jersey
Yours, Mine and Ours, University Gallery, Gallery of Essex, Colchester

2007


BloodBath & Beyond (with Ryan Schaefer and Claude Wampler), Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
The Male Gaze, The PowerHouse Arena, New York
Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon (catalog), curated by Stéphanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lyon various locations
Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue, New York

2006


Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Thank You for the Music, curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen, Sprüth Magers Lee, London
Uncertain States of America, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Serpentine Gallery, London; Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykyavík, Iceland; Herning Art Museum, Herning, Denmark: CCA Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Le Musée de Sérignan, Sérignan, France; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Hungary; Songzhuan Art Center, Beijing, China
Panic Room – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Cathy Grayson, Deste Foundation, Athens
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
Making The Band, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Which Reality, Saatchi Gallery, London

2005


Uncertain States of America, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Performa 05: First Biennal of New Visual Art Performance in New York City, New York
Thank You for the Music, curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen, Sprüth Magers Lee, Münich
Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Looking At Words, The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Hanging By a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami

2004


Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York
The New Gothic: Art for the Tortured Soul (with Olaf Breuning, Steven Klein, Pierre Molinier, Ewoud Van Rijn, Markus Selg, and Floria Sigismondi), Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Sweden
Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunstverein, Hamburg
Happy Days are Here Again, curated by Andre Schlechtriem, David Zwirner, New York
Domestic Porn, Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warsaw
Le Cabinet des Collages, D’Amelio Terras, New York
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Socle du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
Anima/Botanica, Branch New York, New York
04. Preview Collection, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo

2003


Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York
Regarding Amy, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras, New York
The Birdman Returns, curated by Daniel Reich, D'Amelio Terras, New York
Group Show, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
My People Were Fair and Had Cum in their Hair (but Now They're Content to Spray Stars from your Boughs), curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, New York
Surreal Estate, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Group Show, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Brewster 2003, Brewster, New York
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Branch New York: First Biennial Group Show - Anima/Botanica, Branch Gallery, New York
Costume and set collaboration with Claude Wampler: Stable (Stupidity Project Part 10), P.S. 122, New York
Really, curated by Barbara Hunt, Artist’s Space, New York
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition: Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

2002


Bathroom Group Show, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Two For the Road, with Delia R. Gonzalez + Gavin R. Russom, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
It’s a Wild Party and We’re Having a Great Time, Paul Morris Gallery, New York

2001


Coat Check (with Claude Wampler), Contact Studios, Brooklyn
Zeek Sheck Collaboration, Knitting Factory, New York

2000


Gentle Heights, Manhattan Public Access Television, New York
The Self Esteem Salon, for Cherie Nevers, Whitney Biennial, New York
M.I.M.E.: History Part One, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Slide Show, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1999


The Car Show, Reported Injuries Art Space, Brooklyn

1998


Fleshy Juggler (collaboration with Scoli Acosta and Hall of Fame), Brownies, New York
Rejoice (collaboration with Scoli Acosta), Rubulad - The Strip Show, Brooklyn
¡Gringo!, La Panderia, Mexico City

1997


New York Society of Fondness and Appreciation, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Fancy Pantz School of Dance, Collaboration with Alex Bag and Tom Borgese, Gramercy Art Fair, New York
The Lucky Breeders Barbershop Quartet, The Cooler, New York
Current – A Human Buffet (collaboration with Scoli Acosta), Here Arts Gallery, New York
Cult of Claude, Here Arts Gallery, New York

1996


Sauna Hut Available, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis

1995


Midwest Bound, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis