Hans Weigand was born in 1954 in Hall in Tyrol, Austria. From 1978 to 1983 he studied at the University (then College) of Applied Arts in Vienna with Oswald Oberhuber. Weigand is also a musician and in the 1980s was guitarist in the Viennese artist band "Pas Paravant" (1984-1982). Together with Heimo Zobernig, Weigand founded the duo "Avoi-dance". In the 1990s he lived in Los Angeles for several years and founded the band "Crincum Crancum" with Raymond Pettibon, Albert Mayr and Johann Neumeister.
The artist participated nationally and internationally in numerous group exhibitions in renowned art and cultural institutions. One of his first solo exhibitions was dedicated to him in 1989 by the Generali Foundation, Vienna, where the artist gave a performance with Franz West in 1993. The artist's solo exhibitions in Austria have included the Secession in Vienna, the Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna, the 21er Haus, Vienna, the Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, the Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, the Forum Stadtpark, Graz, the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, as well as internationally the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA, the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, the Austrian Cultural Forum London, London and the Villa Arson, Nice, France. Further solo exhibitions dedicated to the artist were held by the Art Center Los Angeles (ACLA), USA, the Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland, the Malmö Konsthall, Sweden and in 2022 the Albertina in Vienna.
In 1993 the artist received the "outstanding artist award - fine arts" of the Federal Chancellery for Art and Culture, Vienna, and in 2004 the Art Prize of the Province of Tyrol for contemporary art. Hans Weigand lives and works in Vienna and St. Martin an der Raab.