Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. He is regarded as the father of Conceptual Art. He still holds fast to this artistic practice, which he proclaimed in 1968 in his legendary Statement of Intent. Here Weiner declares that the production of a work of art is not necessarily bound up with the artist, but is a function of its reception. Lawrence Weiner is a master of the intelligent, poetic play on words. His principal medium – which he regards as sculpture – is the wall installation, of words and single letters. Lawrence Weiner participated in the 2012 documenta Xlll.

Awards

2015


Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Zürich, Switzerland


 


1999


Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art, Skowhegan, Maine


 


1995


Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Ludwig Museum, Cologn, Germany


 


1994


John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, USA


 


1991


Arthur Kopcke Prize, Arthur Kopcke Memorial Fund, Copenhagen,


Denmark


 


1982


Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, and the State Film Board of the


Netherlands


 


1976


National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.


72nd American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, prize, Chicago,


Illinois


DAAD, Berlin, Germany


 


1988


Singer Prize, Singer Museum, Laren, The Netherlands,


 


1983


National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.,


 


 


Solo exhibitions

2016


Used As Other Than Itself, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy.


Of Its Own Full Circle, Austrian Frederick and Lilian Kiesler Private Foundation, Vienna, Austria.


Lawrence Weiner, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria.


MADE TO BE, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA.


 


2015


Within a Realm of Distance, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK.


Lawrence Weiner – Per Kirkeby, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Within Grasp, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland.


A Translation From One Language to Another, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston & MIT List Center, Cambridge, Massachussets, USA.


Becalmed Within the Embrace of a Whirlwind, Galería Horrach Moya, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


 


2014


Along the Shore, i8 Gallery, Reykjavic, Iceland


Some Moved Pictures of Lawrence Weiner, GoMA Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland      


All in Due Course, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Written on the Wind, Drawings by Lawrence Weiner, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Lawrence Weiner, Bury Sculpture Center, Bury Art Museum, Lancashire, United Kingdom


 


2013


The Grace of A Gesture, Written Art Foundation & the 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy


Forever & A Day, Art Aids Foundation, Barcelona, Spain


Written on the Wind, Drawings by Lawrence Weiner, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain


Lawrence Weiner, Works 1969-73, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, Italy


Finding a Place to Put What, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain


 


2012                 


Be that as it may, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy


Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria


Concentricity per se, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany


Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA


Ever so much/mai così tanto, Base progetti per l'arte, Firenze, Italy


Just before, Galleria Artiaco, Naples, Italy


 


2011


A Syntax of Dependency, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium


Lawrence Weiner: Altered to Suit, Electronic Arts Intermix, NY, USA


US THEM IT, 10 Downing Street, New York, USA


Specific Object Presents Lawrence Weiner’s Published Work from the Jean – Noel Herlin Archive, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, USA


 


2010


Dicht Bij, Bak, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Lawrence Weiner, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


As To be In Plain Sight. Dencer Art Museum, Colorado, USA


Lawrence Weiner: Works, MMU, Manchester, United Kingdom


Lawrence Weiner, House of Art, Budweis, Czech Republic


Lawrence Weiner, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland


Lawrence Weiner, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal


Dicht Bij by Lawrence Weiner, BAK Utrecht, The Netherlands


 


2009


The other side of cul-de-sac,The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario, USA


Inclined enough to roll, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy


Under the Sun, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain


Placed on the tip of a wave, Regen Projects II, Los Angeles, USA


Au Pays, l'Abbaye et Le Village de Corbigny, Nièvre-Bourgogne, France


Done With, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium


The Bay of Naples, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy


1/2 Empty, 1/2 Full, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France


At the Level of the Sea, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA


 


2008


As far as the eye can see, K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany


No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland


Order. Desire. Light, Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Laurence Weiner, MoCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA


 


2007


The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA


 


2006


Lawrence Weiner X Y & Z, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria


Nicht weit vom Stamm, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany


 


2005


Laurence Weiner, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France


Laurence Weiner, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA


 


2003


Lawrence Weiner´s Wexner Center project, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA


Laurence Weiner, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany


 


2002


Laurence Weiner, Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany


Laurence Weiner, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA


Laurence Weiner, The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, United Kingdom


Laurence Weiner, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA


In one end, Gandy Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


 


2001


Galerie Ascan Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin, Germany


 


2000


Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


 


1998


Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, USA


Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


 


1997


Laurence Weiner, John Weber Gallery, New York


Group exhibitions

2016


20 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Historic Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala.


With a Touch of Pink – With a Bit of Violet – With a Hint of Green: Dorothee Fischer in Memoriam, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany.


Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.


Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France.


This One is Smaller than This One, Postmasters, New York, NY, USA 


Group Show: 12 Solos, Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany.


In Place Of, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY, USA.


Drawing Dialogues: The Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA.


 


2015


I Remember The Armenian Genocide, Galerie Sobering, Paris, France


Too early, Too late: Middle East and Modernity, Pinoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Italy


A Man walks into a bar…, ME Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany


The Sea, Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium


Driven Crusaders, Tours and Detours Around Detroit, FRAC – Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France


Per Kirkeby & Lawrence Weiner, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Norway


 


2014


Artist Rooms, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland, United Kingdom


The Space Where I Am, BlainISouthern, London, United Kingdom


Slow Learner, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom


VAFA, AFA Macau, China


Crosswords 2, Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin, Germany


La Biennale de Montreal 2014, Canada


Everyone Has A Name, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Blue Times, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


Soleil Politique, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy


Unicorn Is More Than Nation, Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Alchemy, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands


Kunst/Geschicten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Germany


Friendly Takeover, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany


On The Blue Shore of Silence, Fitzroy Gallery, New York, USA


Apparent Forms, The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA


Bringing the World into the World, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA


Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria


Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy


On Drawing II, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal


Mind & Matter, Fonds M-ARCO Le Box, Marseille, France


The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France


Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, T-B A21, Vienna, Austria


Object Matter, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Norway


Drowning and Swallowing This Text, LACE, Los Angeles, USA


Art Protects, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France


1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


 


2013


Station to Station, A Nomadic Happening, USA


 


2012             


To the Moon via the Beach, Amphitheatre of Arles, France


dOCUMENTA (13) Kassel, Germany


Ecstatic Alphabets/ Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA


 


2011                 


Homage to Bas Jan Ader, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Von Carl Andre bis Gregor Schneider, Dorothee und Konrad Fischer: Archiv einer Haltung, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany


A syntax of dependency, M KHA Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium


Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy


Artspeak, Vancouver, BC, Canada


“CLAP” , Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA


Le chateau, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


 


2010


Drawing in Progress, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom


Just Love Me, Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg


Prints and Multiples, Mai 36 Galerie, Showroom Ramistrasse 35, Zurich, Switzerland


Cromocronias: Poeticas del color en la imagen-tiempo, Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada, Spain


 


2009


Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA


In & Out of Amsterdam:Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960 – 1976, MoMA, New York City, USA


Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-1978, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle,USA


Discover US!, UferHallen, Berlin, Germany


Espèces D' Espaces, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France


Feedbackstage, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany


Notation: Calculation and Form in the Arts, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany


Nous Tournous Dans La Nuit, Musee Departmental d'Art Contemporain, Rochechouart, France


 


2008


Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden, Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany


Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany


16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia


Call it what you like!, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark


Ambition d´art, Institute d´Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France


A Room of One’s Own, Castello di Rivoli Museo d´Arte Contemporanea,Turin, Italy


Die Hände der Kunst, MARTa Herford Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Herford, Germany


Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA


Genau und Anders, Mathematik in der Kunst von Dürer bis Sol LeWitt, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria


Shanghai Biennale, China


 


2007


The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York City, USA


Swiss Institute, New York City, USA


 


2006


Ideal City - Invisible Cities, Öffentlicher Raum in Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany


INTO ME/OUT OF ME, KW KunstWerke, Berlin, Germany


Monuments with a Horizon Line, Buchmann Berlin, Germany


Public Space /Two Audiences, MACBA, Museu d´Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain


Location Shots, Galerie Erna Hecy, Brussel, Belgium


Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA


Mental Image, Wortwerke und TextKunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland


Plane/Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland


 


2005


Strip - Bilder in Folge, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany


Biennale Valencia 2005, Spain


Le Génie du lieu, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France


E-Flux Video Rental, The Moore Space, Miami, USA


Behind the facts, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany


 


2004


A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Shanghai Duolun Museum, Shangai, China


Minimal artists and conceptual artists, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA


Invisible Beauty, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany


A Minimal Future?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA


 


2003


Singular Forms, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA


A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain


Independence, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Bibliography

2008


Ambition d´art, Institut d´Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France


Order. Desire. Light, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Call it what you like!, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark


No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland


As far as the eye can see, ed. Donna De Salvo, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York City, USA


 


2004


Having been said: Writings & Interviews of Lawrence Weiner 1968-2003, ed. Gerti Fietzek & Gregory Stemmrich, Hatje Caantz


Artists Talk 1969-1977, Ed a Cura di Peggy Gale, The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 2004.


 


2002


Lawrence Weiner, Until it is Artist’s Book, Text by Carlos Basualdo, Wexner Center of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA


 


2000


Lawrence Weiner, Out from Under, Artist’s Book, DVIR Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Lawrence Weiner: Nach Alles / After All Artist’s Book, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany


 


1998


Lawrence Weiner, Interview H.D. Buchloh with Lawrence Weiner, Essays by Alexander Alberro and Alice Zimmermann, David Batchelor, Lawrence Weiner, London, United Kingdom


Public and private collections

AUSTRALIA


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


 


AUSTRIA


Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna


Wiener Festwochen, Vienna


University of Klagenfurt


 


BELGIUM


Anton and Annick Herbert Collection, Ghent


Het Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Te Gent, Ghent


Middelheim Openluchtmuseum, Antwerp


 


CANADA


Art Gallery of Ontario


Lawrence Weiner Poster Archive at the Vancouver art Gallery


Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax


Vancouver Art Gallery


Ydessa Hendeles Foundation, Toronto


 


DENMARK


Ballerup


Hostebro


Gentofte Kommunes Kunstbibliotek, Hellerup


Stadtisches Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


 


ENGLAND


British Museum, London


Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax


 


FRANCE


CAPC Musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux


Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


Chagny


Paris


Villeurbanne, Place Mendes-France


F.R.A.C. Nord de Calais


F.R.A.C. de Bourgogne


F.R.A.C. Rhone-Alpes


Musee de Toulon


Musee Saint Pierre, Art Contemporain, Lyon


 


GERMANY


Cologne and Museum Ludwig, Cologne


Deitchtorhallen, Hamburg


Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt


Hamburg Harbor


Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg


Kunstverein Museum Schloss Morsbroich e.v


Krefelder Kunst Museen, Haus Esters


Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt


Salzhaus Sindelfingen


Sprengel Museum, Hannover


Venloer Strasse 21, Cologne


Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich


 


ICELAND


University of Akureyri


 


IRELAND


Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


 


ITALY


Gennazzno


Egidio Marzona Collection, Bielefeld and Villa di Verzegnis


Panza di Biumo Collection, Varese


Rieper AG factory building, Vintl


 


ISRAEL


Israel Museum, Jerusalem


 


THE NETHERLANDS


Boymans-van Beuningen Msueum, Rotterdam


Eindhoven, De Rode Loper


De Vleeshaal, Middelburg


Federal Courthouse Sint Annadal, Maastricht


Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag


Haags Hogeschool, Den Haag


Kroller-Moller Museum, Otterlo


Maienburg Railway Station


Marin Visser Collection, Rotterdam


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Spui, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven


 


SLOVENIA


Moderna Galerija Ljubjana, Slovenia


 


SPAIN


Barcelona


Guggenheim Musuem, Bilbao


 


SWITZERLAND


Castell Zuoz


Biel


Cosmorex Collection, Schaffhausen


Hotel Furkablick, Furka


Kunsthof Zurich, Cosmorex Collection


Kunstmuseum Winterthur


Musee de Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fond


World Wildlife Fund, Zurich


World Trade center, Zurich


 


UNITED STATES


Art Institute of Chicago


Carnegie Institute of Fine Art, Pittsburgh


Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York City


Dannheiser Foundation, New York City


DIA Foundation, Beacon, New York


488 Greenwich Avenue, New York City


Guggenheim Musuem, New York City


Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles


Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City


Poets Walk, Citicorp Plaza, Los Angeles


Public Art Fund/Con Edison, New York City


New York Public Library, New York City


Sol Le Witt Collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford


Walker Center for the Visual Arts, Minneapolis


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City