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conceptual artist, wall painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, painter, video artist, video installation artist, draftsman
since 196 uses language as his primary medium, shedding the necessity of a physical form and even execution of ideas. This made him one of the key pioneers in conceptual art. From 1970 he's known for wall paintings of words - exected by him or by someone following Weiners instructions
Nationality/school
American, Dutch
Born
Bronx (New York) 1940-02-10
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1960 - 2015
ca. 1960 to present (2015)
Education
Hunter College (New York)
for under a year, study Literature and Philosophy
Active in
  • New York City 1960 - 2015
  • Amsterdam 1970 - 2015
    since 1970 lives in Amsterdam (on house boat Joma) and New York (Jacobs 1993, exh. cat. New York 2009)
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1972
    was in Documenta V (1972), VI (1977), VII (1982), and XIII (2012), the Biennale di Venezia (2013, 2003, 1984, and 1972); in 2007-2008 a retrospective of his work travelled the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
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Product
artists' book
Prijzen
  • won many awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1976 en 1983), Guggenheim Fellowship (1994), Wolfgang Hahn Prize (1995), and Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art (1999). In 2013 received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Entered on: 1991-08-21; Modification on: 2018-09-13

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