Lawrence Weiner is an American conceptual artist who was born on February 10, 1942 in Bronx, New York. He is one of the central figures in the formation of conceptual art in the 1960s. His work often takes the form of typographic texts, a form of word art. Weiner lives and works in New York and Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions have been – amongst others – held at Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria (2019); Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2021); Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico (2020-21); Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA (2017); Milwaukee Art Museum, USA (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2016); Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA (2016); Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2007); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA (2007); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2004). Weiner’s work can also be found on the facade of The Jewish Museum in New York City, USA (2021), in the exhibition Stop Painting. An Exhibition By Peter Fischli at Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy (2021) and Wände/Walls at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany (2020-21). He participated in documenta 5, 6, 7, and 13 (1972, 1977, 1982, 2012); the 36th, 41st, 50th and 55th Venice Biennales, Italy (1972, 1984, 2003, 2013); and the 27th Biennale de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2006). Among many honours he was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1976, 1983), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1994), the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1995), a Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art (1999) and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (2013).
The initial program of Galerie Hubert Winter, founded in 1971, was focused on Surrealism and rare publications from the 1920s, to mention solo exhibitions of Henri Michaux, Pierre Klossowski, Antonin Artaud ao. In the 1980s the program opened up to contemporary discussions and artists mostly from the USA joined and are still represented by the gallery -as for example Richard Tuttle, Lawrence Weiner, Haim Steinbach, Richard Nonas, Marcia Hafif and Fred Sandback. From 1983 until 1985 a branch in Düsseldorf was founded and from 1995 until 1999 the gallery joined the euphoric mood of Berlin. Since the last decade the gallery has focused on overseen female artists and represents the estate of Birgit Jürgenssen. Additionally, younger artists with a strong unique oeuvre were added to the portfolio.