Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. In 1968, he exhibited alongside Carl Andre and Robert Barry at Windham College, Putney (Vermont). A year later, in 1969, he took part in the legendary exhibition organised by Harald Szeemann in Bern, When Attitudes Become Form. A major retrospective of his work was shown at MoCA, Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2007 – 2008, and then toured Germany.
Weiner has featured several times at Documenta in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale, as well at the São Paulo Bieñal in 2006. His works are on display in the world’s leading museums and in site-specific installations in numerous cities. His many prizes include the 2015 Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Zurich, one of the most prestigious art-world awards. He lives and works in New York.
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