Lawrence Weiner


New York, 1942.
Lives and works in New York.

A central figure in Conceptual Art, Weiner’s work has been appreciated around the world since 1960. His works are to be found in the contemporary art collections of leading international museums. His way of producing art by presenting the art object itself as pure language has contributed to a clear turning point in the history of art.
Weiner foresees the maximum level of interpretative autonomy for the public. Suspended in doubt, the lines offer no replies but suggest possible questions that are open to a variety of interpretations.

Selected recent solo exhibitions:

Forever & a day (Siempre y un día), Museo de la Ciudad de México; Plaza de la Constitucion – Zócalo; Nezahualcoyotl; Museo Tamayo; Marquesina Cervantes Saavedra
Lawrence Weiner: Inherent Innate Tension, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT, Perez Art Museum, Miami
Lawrence Weiner: Inherent Innate Tension, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Used As Other Than Itself, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
Of Its Own Full Circle, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, Wien
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Lawrence Weiner: MADE TO BE, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Whisked away from, OSL Contemporary Gallery, Oslo

Within a Realm of Distance, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Within Grasp, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston & MIT List Center, Cambridge
Within a realm of distance, Blenheim Art Foundation, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Becalmed Within the Embrace of a Whirlwind, Galería Horrach Moya, Palma de Mallorca

Along the Shore, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Some Moved Pictures of Lawrence Weiner, GoMA Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
All in Due Course, South London Gallery, London
Straight Down to Below: Lawrence Weiner, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Somewhere, Mendes Wood DM and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
CRISSCROSSED, Cristina Guerra, Lisbon

MENS REA Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino
Written on the wind, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Written on the wind, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona

Lawrence Weiner: NO TREE NO BRANCH, The Jewish Museum, New York
Be that as it may, Lisson Gallery, London
Impeded Time, Galerie Hubert Winter, Wien
Concentricity per se, Blain Southern, Berlin
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

A Syntax of Dependency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
Altered to Suit, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Lawrence Weiner in the House of Art, České Budějovice
Works, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Dicht Bij, Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht

As to Be in Plain Sight, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Cul de Sac, The Power Plant, Toronto
A Bit of Matter and a Little Bit More, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels
Yvon Lambert, Paris
At the Level of the Sea, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Placed on the Tip of a Wave, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
One in Front (Sea) Two if in Back (Land), Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
Galerie Hubert Winter, Wien
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

Offsides, Lisson Gallery, London

To Allow the Light, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Lawrence Weiner: As Far As The Eye Can See, Whitney Museum of American Art, travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Cristina Guerra, Lisbon
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Para Site, Hong Kong
Inherent in the Rhumb Line, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Corpo, concetto e sogno, Castello di Rivoli, Torino
If Silence Was, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
Have & Take Give & Get, Cereal art, Philadelphia

Lawrence Weiner, Bawag Foundation, Wien
Lawrence Weiner, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Within A Realm of Relative Form, Lisson Gallery, London
Lawrence Weiner, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Sheltered from the forces that be, Giorgio Persano Gallery, Torino