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Susan Philipsz

Susan Philipsz (b. 1965) was born in Glasgow and trained in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and the University of Ulster, Belfast.

Susan Philipsz
Susan Philipsz

In 2001 she was awarded a residency in Berlin, where she has lived since. In 2010 she won the Turner Prize, and in 2014 she was awarded an OBE.

Known for her installations that explore the relationship between sound and architecture, she has exhibited internationally, including recent displays of her work 'War Damaged Musical Instruments (Pair)' at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and 'As Many As Will' at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset. Public collections include, amongst many others, Tate, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis.

Philipsz is represented by Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. 

Philipsz’s new work is in response to: