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.



Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Zürich, Switzerland



Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art, Skowhegan, Maine



Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Ludwig Museum, Cologn, Germany



John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, USA



Arthur Kopcke Prize, Arthur Kopcke Memorial Fund, Copenhagen,




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




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

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


DAAD, Berlin, Germany



Singer Prize, Singer Museum, Laren, The Netherlands,



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



Solo exhibitions


JUST IN TIME / ZUR RECHTEN ZEIT, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria

WATER & SOME OF ITS FORMS, Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan

WHISKED AWAY FROM, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway



FOREVER & A DAY (SIEMPRE Y UN DIA), Various public installations in Mexico City: Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico; Plaza de la Constitucion/Zocalo; Nezah Ualcoyotl; Museo Tamayo; Marquesina Cervantes Sa Avedra, Mexico
Lawrence Weiner: Inherent Innate Tension, Marian Goodman Gallery, New
York, USA
Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT, Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA
Lawrence Weiner: Inherent, Innate Tension, Milwaukee Art Museum,
Milwaukee, USA


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

WHISKED AWAY FROM, OSL Contemporary Gallery, Oslo, Norway
AFTER ANY GIVEN TIME, Tichy Ocean Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA



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

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



Laurence Weiner, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Laurence Weiner, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA



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

Laurence Weiner, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany



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



Galerie Ascan Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin, Germany



Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany



Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, USA

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria



Laurence Weiner, John Weber Gallery, New York

Group exhibitions


the verse of museu do louvre pau-Brazyl, Musee de Louvre Pau-Brazyl, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Other Side of the Wind, Galerie Martine Aboucaya , Paris, France

Un coeur simple, Dvir Gallery Brussels, Belgium

FURKA: Kunst auf dem Pass ab 1983, Haus Für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland

There will never be a door. You are inside. Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid, Spain

The World Exists To Be Put on a Postcard: Artists' postcards from 1960 to Now, British Museum, London, UK

A TRANSLATION FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO ANOTHER (PART I), MuseumCultuur Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium


Programmed: Rules, Codes, Choreographies in Art 1965 - 2018, Whitney Museum, New York, USA

Picture Gallery "Archive Gallery 2018/2019: Archives in Residence - AAP Archiv Künstlerpublikationen", Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Time Extended: 1964-1978 Part III Works and Documents from the Herbert Foundation, Herbert Foundation, Ghent, Belgium

ON BOARD THE SHIPS AT SEA ARE WE: Robert Therrien, Lawrence Weiner, Rachel Whiteread, Flag Foundation, New York, USA


A New Spirit in Booking, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands


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.



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



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



Station to Station, A Nomadic Happening, USA



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



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



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



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



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



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

Swiss Institute, New York City, USA



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



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



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



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

Public and private collections


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra



Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

Wiener Festwochen, Vienna

University of Klagenfurt



Anton and Annick Herbert Collection, Ghent

Het Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Te Gent, Ghent

Middelheim Openluchtmuseum, Antwerp



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





Gentofte Kommunes Kunstbibliotek, Hellerup

Stadtisches Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen



British Museum, London

Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax



CAPC Musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

Centre Georges Pompidou, 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



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



University of Akureyri



Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin




Egidio Marzona Collection, Bielefeld and Villa di Verzegnis

Panza di Biumo Collection, Varese

Rieper AG factory building, Vintl



Israel Museum, Jerusalem



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



Moderna Galerija Ljubjana, Slovenia




Guggenheim Musuem, Bilbao



Castell Zuoz


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



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