Susan Philipsz uses her own voice to create uniquely evocative sound installations to the character of specific public spaces. In this talk the artist shares her approach to working with place, sound and the human voice.
Susan Philipsz was born in 1965 in Glasgow. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1989-93) and the The University of Ulster (1993-94). Since then she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. She was nominated for and won the 2010 Turner Prize.
Her solo exhibitions include Seven Tears, Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen (2011), The Cuckoo’s Nest, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2011), You Are Not Alone, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin (2011), If I With You Would Go, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (2011), We Shall Be All, MCA Chicago (2011), Surround Me, Artangel, London (2010), When Day Closes, IHME Project, Pro Arte Foundation, Helsinki (2010); Lowlands, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow (2010); I Seea Darkness, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2010);
Her many group exhibitions include Haunted, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Mirrors, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Spain (2010); The Quick and the Dead, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis (2009); Life on Mars, Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, (2008), Sydney Biennale (2008), Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone (2008); Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster (2007), Of Mice and Men, Berlin Biennale(2006), and Days Like These, Tate Britain Triennial, London (2003).