1972 Geboren in Anaheim, Kalifornien
Lebt und arbeitet in Brooklyn, NY


1994 B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute
2000 John Michael Kohler Arts Program


2010 The Great Pacific garbage Patch, Schmidt&Handtrup, Köln
2009 Christian Holstad/David Robilliard, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
American Standard, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
I Confess, Galleria Civica of Modena, Italien
2008 I Know Why the Birdcage Sings, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
2007 Christian Holstad, Galleria Massimo deCarlo, Mailand
2006 Christian Holstad, Containers on the Beach: Art Postitions, Art Basel Miami Beach
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, Mailand
2004 Gaiety; Discovering the Lost Art (in Absentia), curated by Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Zürich
Gaiety; Discovering the Lost Art, Aurel Scheibler @ Rheinschau, Art Cologne Projects, Köln
Formalismus. Moderne Kunst, heute, (kuratiert von Yilmaz Dziewior), Kunstverein Hamburg
A Dark Room in Which to Stagger Sorrow, Whitney Biennial, New York
Innocent Killers, Project Room, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Queens, New York
Moving Towards the Light, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
American Express, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokio
2003 Sonnenaufgang (sunrise), Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln
Sonnenuntergang (sunset), Daniel Schmidt Gallery, Köln
The Birth of Princess Middlefinger, Prague Biennial
The Housekeepers, Daniel Reich Gallery @ Scope Art NY '03, Dylan Hotel, New York
2002 Life is a Gift, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
The Self Esteem Salon: The Baptism Series, mit Chris Verene Deitch Projects, New York & Faye Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Gentle Heights Presents Christian Holstad's Sand Day (in Absentia): A Show of Artifacts, Absentia Art Gallery, New York
1997 How Art Thou, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis

Gruppenausstellungen und Performances (Auswahl)

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, Köln
Second Hand, (Kurator: Jasper Sharp), Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Wien
Compass in Hand, Selections from the Judith Rothchild Collection, MoMA, New York
2008 Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Time Crevasse, Yokohama Triennale 3, Yokahomo, Japan
Art & Entrepeneurship, Credit Suisse, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2007 BloodBath & Beyond, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokio
Male Gaze, powerHouse Arena, New York
Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
Moscow Biennal
2006 Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers Lee, London
Which Reality, Saatchi Gallery, London
Uncertain States of America, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY;
Serpentine Gallery, London; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
Making The Band, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Panic Room - Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, kuratiert von Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Deste Foundation, Athen
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
2005 Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers, München
Greater New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
2004 Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York
The New Gothic: Art for the Tortured Soul, (mit Olaf Breuning, Steven Klein, Pierre Molinier, Ewoud Van Rijn, Markus Selg, and Floria Sigismondi), Cokkie ; Snoei, Rotterdam
Happy Days are Here Again, (curated by Andre Schlechtriem), David Zwirner, New York
My People Were Fair..., curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, New York
Domestic Porn, Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warschau
Le Cabinet des Collages, D'Amelio Terras, New York
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Socle du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, Dänemark
Anima/Botanica, Branch New York
04. Preview Collection, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokio
2003 Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York
Regarding Amy, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Now Playing, D'amelio Terras, New York
Group Show, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
Surreal Estate, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Group Show, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Mailand
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
First Biennial Group Show - Anima/Botanica, Branch Gallery, 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, (mit Delia Gonzalez und Gavin 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, (mit Claude Wampler), Contact Studios, New York
Zeek Sheck Collaboration, Knitting Factory, New York
2001-2000 Gentle Heights, Manhattan Public Access Television, New York
2000 The Self Esteem Salon, von 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, New York
1998 Fleshy Juggler, (in Zusammenarbeit mit Scoli Acosta and Hall of Fame), Brownies, New York
Rejoice, (in Zusammenarbeit mit Scoli Acosta Rubulad) The Strip Show, New York
¡Gringo!, La Pandería, Ciudad de México
1997 Beck and Al Hansen Benefit, Thread Waxing Space, New York
New York Society of Fondness and Appreciation, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Fancy Pantz School of Dance, (in Zusammenarbeit mit Alex Bag & Tom Borgese), Gramercy Art Fair, New York
The Lucky Breeders Barbershop Quartet, The Cooler, New York
Current - A Human Buffet, (in Zusammenarbeit mit Scoli Acosta), Here Arts Gallery, New York
Cult of Claude, Here Arts Gallery, NY
Home Shopping Channel, for Chivas Clem's Fifth International, New York
1996 Sauna Hut Available, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1995 Midwest Bound, Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo