It is a key figure in the art of the second half of the twentieth century. He is considered one of the founders of conceptual art derived from Post minimalism along with other American artists like Douglas Huebler, Robert Barry, Joseph Kosuth, and Sol LeWitt.

Weiner made his first drawings in the sixties as reflections on space and time. Using calligraphic paper, he made Tic Drawings filling grids randomly on the basis of a given time. Most of the drawings are series. Currently, his work is based almost exclusively on texts, which describe process, structure, and material. He considers his text work a form of sculpture and, in most cases, it is specific to the site where it appears.

Solo exhibitions of Weiner’s work have been organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 1990; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1991; Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1991; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 1991 and 1992; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1994; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1994; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1995; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2000; Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico DF, 2004; Tate Gallery, 2006; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007.

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