Lawrence Weiner was born in the Bronx, NY in 1942. In addition to his early experimental work in film and video, Weiner has produced artist books and ephemera, as well as large-scale public commissions in cities including Vancouver, Vienna, Eindhoven, and New York. Recent major exhibitions include Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2000), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, (2004) and Tate Gallery, London (2006). In 2007 the Whitney Museum of American Art in collaboration with MOCA, Los Angeles, mounted the first major retrospective of Weiner's work in the United States. This exhibition is on view at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, DÃ¼sseldorf through January 2009. Weiner divides his time between New York City and Amsterdam.