Timeline

1956
Born in Los Angeles
1979
California Institute of Arts, Valencia, B.F.A.
1981
California Institute of Arts, Valencia, M.F.A.

Exhibitions

2011
Christopher Williams. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 12), David Zwirner, New York (solo)
2010
Christopher Williams. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 11), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany [catalogue] (solo)
2010
Christopher Williams. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway [catalogue] (solo)
2010
8th Gwangju Biennale: 10,000 Lives, Gwangju, South Korea [catalogue]
2010
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2010
Atlas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [itinerary: ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg]
2010
Crash: Homage to J.G. Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London
2010
Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2010
Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin [catalogue]
2010
Filmschönheit, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna [itinerary: Greene Naftali, New York]
2010
Ordinary Madness: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh [exhibition publication]
2010
Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That), Regen Projects, Los Angeles [curated by Walead Beshty]
2010
A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010
Swagger, Drag, Fit Together, Wallspace Gallery, New York
2010
Tasters’ Choice, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2010
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation of Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York [catalogue]
2010
Connected things collected, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin
2009
Dance with Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia [itinerary: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona] [catalogue]
2009
Das Gespinst: Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Besuch im Museum Abteiberg, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2009
FAX, The Drawing Center, New York
2009
Männer Frauen – Porträts Aus Der Sammlung, Kunstraum Grässlin, St. Georgen, Germany
2009
Modernologies: Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona [itinerary: Museum of Modern Art Warsaw] [catalogue]
2009
Then the work takes place. Zum Paradigma des Konzeptuellen in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
2009
Christopher Williams, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (solo)
2009
Christopher Williams. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 8), Capitain Petzel, Berlin (solo)
2009
Mathias Poledna, Christopher Williams, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany [two-person exhibition] (solo)
2009
Walead Beshty, Kelley Walker, Christopher Williams, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles
2009
A Wild Night and a New Road, Altman Siegel, San Francisco
2008
Color Chart, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2008
Kunstverein Bonn with Mathias Poledna, Bonn, Germany (solo)
2008
Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 7), David Zwirner, New York (solo)
2007
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 6), Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (solo)
2007
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 5), Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna (solo)
2007
Christopher Williams, Haubrokshows, Collection Axel Haubrok, Berlin (solo)
2007
Been Up So Long it Looks Like Down to Me, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
2007
Yäg, La Planta, Arte Contemporáneo Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico
2007
Brasil: desFocos [o olho de fora], Centro Cultural, Banco Do Brasil Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Paço des Artes, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2007
Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
2007
15 Years, Early and New Works Part XX, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
2007
Angelegenheiten, die sich daraus ergeben, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
2007
L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf (curated by Wilhelm Schürmann)
2007
Conditions of Display, The Moore Space, Miami
2007
Cross-border. Fotografie und Videokunst aus dem MUMOK Wien, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2007
What does the jellyfish want? Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne
2007
Die Wörter, Die Dinge, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2007
Les Temps moderne – Collection du Frac Bretagne, Centre d´Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
2007
Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2006
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (solo)
2006
(Revision 4), Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2006
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (solo)
2006
(Revision 3), Galerie David Zwirner, New York (solo)
2005
Christopher Williams. De Rijke/De Rooij, Wiener Secession, Vienna (solo)
2005
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 2), Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (solo)
2005
Program. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision I) Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany (solo)
2005
For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle Archéologie, Beaux-Arts, Ethnographie, Théatre-Vérité, Couleur Europeénne, Couleur Soviétique, Couleur Chinoise Variétés (solo)
2005
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)