CHRISTIAN HOLSTAD

1972 born in Anaheim
lives and works in New York

  • Landscape painting, 2013, cotton towels, hanger, wood, 114 x 114 x 10 cm
  • Landscape painting, 2013, cotton towels, hanger, wood, 114 x 114 x 10 cm
  • Boundary Waters, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Berlin, 2014, Installation view
  • Boundary Waters, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Berlin, 2014, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • Medusa (REWE), vintage millinary netting, ribbon, reflective vinyl, lamé, nautic nylon rope, handdyed vintage millinary nylon tubing, installation size variable
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP Cologne, 2010, Installation view
  • Scarecrow, 2010, light sculpture, 200 x 60 x 20 cm
  • Scarecrow, 2010, light sculpture, detail
  • Scarecrow, 2010, light sculpture, detail
  • Leather Beachfront Properties, 2011, archival print, handmade paper, acrylic paint, 21,8 x 27,9 cm
  • Leather Beachfront Properties, 2011, archival print, handmade paper, acrylic paint, 27,9 x 21,8 cm
  • Leather Beachfront Properties, 2011, archival print, handmade paper, acrylic paint, 21,8 x 27,9 cm
  • Black Money, 2011, collage on paper
  • Portrait#1 (trash can with wagon wheel, black blinds & soap), 2009, collage on paper, 60 x 37 cm
  • Portait #3 (upside down can with prosciutto and melon, a bra and a empty toilet paper roll), 2009, collage on paper, 147 x 104 cm
  • Portait #2 (broken umbrella, dildo, Chinese food and a candle burning at both ends), 2009, collage on paper, 142 x 104 cm

 

Education

1994
Kansas Art Institute, Kansas City
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Solo exhibitions

2016
Be Clear With Your Intent, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP, Cologne
Toothpick, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
2014
Corrections, Victoria Miro, London
2013
The Book of Hours, 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
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
Leather Beach, 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, Switzerland
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 (sunrise), Aurel Scheibler Gallery, Cologne
Sonnenaufgang (sunset), Daniel Schmidt Gallery, Cologne
The Birth of Princess Middlefinger, Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic
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

2014
Boundary Waters, SCHMIDT & HANDRUP, Berlin
2013
Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum and the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China
The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012
Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
2011
The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Coming After, The Power Plant, Toronto
The Listening Party, for Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy
Aftermath, Taka Ishii, Kyoto
Bernhard Willhelm Men’s 2011 Collection, Paris
Kompass Zeichnungen aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
2010
Head Shop, Exile Gallery, Berlin
Christmas In July, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
Held Up By Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York
Rive Gauche/Rive Droite, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris
Chicken Shit Bingo, MiArt, Milan
2009
The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
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 Rothchild Collection, MoMA, New York
2008
READER, Galerie Today at ARTIS Den Bosch, s’-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Unmonumental (Inaugural Exhibition), 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, powerHouse Arena, New York
Biennale de Lyon (France)
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, 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
Looking At Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2005
Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Performa 05, Performa, 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
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…, 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), January 16-19, 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
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, Collaboration with Alex Bag & 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

 

Grants and awards

2000
John Michael Kohler Arts Program

 

Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
MCA, Chicago
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles

 

Publications

Christian Holstad, I Confess, Mousse Publishing, 2009
Christian Holstad, After 9.11, Sprout Vol.6, 2004