1972 born in Anaheim, California
1994 BFA Kansas City Art Institute
2000 John Michael Kohler Arts Program
lives and works in Brooklyn

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2010 The Great Pacific garbage Patch, Schmidt&Handtrup, Köln
2009 Christian Holstad / David Robilliard, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
Christian Holstad - american standard, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
I Confess, Galleria Civica of Modena, Italy
2008 I Know Why the Birdcage Sings, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
2007 Christian Holstad, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
2006 Christian Holstad, Containers on the Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach: Art Postitions
Love Means Never Having to Say You´re Sorry, Leather Beach, Prince Deli, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Christian Holstad, The Terms of Endearment, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
2005 Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Beautiful Lies You Could Live in, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Galeria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
2004 Discovering the Lost Art (in Absentia), curated by Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Zurich
Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunstverein in Hamburg
A Dark Room in Which to Stagger Sorrow, Whitney Bienniale, NY
Innocent Killers, Project Room, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Queens, NY
Moving Towards the Light, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
American Express, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
2003 Sonnenaufgang (sunrise), Aurel Scheibler Gallery, Cologne
Sonnenaufgang (sunset), Daniel Schmidt Gallery, Cologne
The Birth of Princess Middlefinger, Prague Bienniale, Prague
The Housekeepers, Daniel Reich Gallery @ the Scope Art NY '03, Dylan Hotel, NY
2002 Life is a Gift, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
The Self Esteem Salon: The Baptism Series, jointly with Chris Verene Deitch Projects, NY & Faye Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Gentle Heights presents Christian Holstad's Sand Day (in Absentia): A Show of Artifacts, Absentia Art Gallery, Williamsburg
1997 How Art Thou, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis

Group Exhibitions and Performance (Selection):

2011 "Kompass Zeichnungen aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York", Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
"The AIR We Breathe" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2009 The power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
Complication IV, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Zur Sache (opening exhibition), Schmidt&Handrup, Cologne
Second Hand, (curated by Jasper Sharp), Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
Compass in Hand, Selections from the Judith Rothchild Collection, MoMA, New York
2008 Frederik Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Tiime Crevasse, Yokohama Triennale 3, Yokohama, Kanagawaken
Art & Entrepeneurship, Credit Suisse, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2007 BloodBath & Beyond, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
Male Gaze, powerHouse Arena, NY
Moscow Biennale
2006 Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers Lee, London
Which Reality, Saatchi Gallery, London
Uncertain States of America, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Serpentine Gallery, London
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
Making The Band, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Panic Room - Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Deste Foundation, Athens
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, NY
2005 Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers, Munich
Greater New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY
2004 Incantations, Metro Pictures, NY
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 Gallery, Rotterdam
Happy Days are Here Again, curated by Andre Schlechtriem, David Zwirner, NY
My People Were Fair..., curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, NY
Domestic Porn, Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warsaw
Le Cabinet des Collages, D'Amelio Terras, NY
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
Socle du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
Anima/Botanica, Branch New York
04. Preview Collection, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
2003 Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, NY
Regarding Amy, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY
Now Playing, D'amelio Terras, NY
Group Show, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
Surreal Estate, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
Group Show, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Brewster 2003, Brewster, NY
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
Branch New York: First Biennial Group Show - Anima/Botanica, Branch Gallery, NY
Costume and Set collaboration with Claude Wampler: stable (Stupidity Project Part 10), P.S. 122 Performance Space, NY
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition: Welcome Home, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
2002 Bathroom Group Show, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY
Two For the Road, with Delia R. Gonzalez + Gavin R. Russom, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
It's a Wild Party and We're Having a Great Time, Paul Morris Gallery, NY
2001 Coat Check, with Claude Wampler, Contact Studios, Brooklyn
Zeek Sheck Collaboration, Knitting Factory, NY
2000 - 01 Gentle Heights, Manhattan Public Access Television, NY
2000 The Self Esteem Salon, for Cherie Nevers, Whitney Bienniale, NY
M.I.M.E.: History Part One, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
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, NY
Rejoice Collaboration with Scoli Acosta Rubulad - The Strip Show, Brooklyn
¡Gringo!, La Panderia, Mexico City
1997 Beck and Al Hansen Benefit, Thread Waxing Space, NY
New York Society of Fondness and Appreciation, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY
Fancy Pantz School of Dance Collaboration with Alex Bag & Tom Borgese, Gramercy Art Fair, NY
The Lucky Breeders Barbershop Quartet, The Cooler, NY
Current - A Human Buffet Collaboration with Scoli Acosta, Here Arts Gallery, NY
Cult of Claude Here Arts Gallery, NY
Home Shopping Channel, for Chivas Clem's Fifth International, NY
1996 Sauna Hut Available, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis
1995 Midwest Bound, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis