Biography

Born in Glasgow, UK in 1965
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

1999…

PT Lecturer at University of Ulster, Belfast, UK

1994…

MA, The Fine Art of the University of Ulster, Belfast, UK

1993…

BA, The Fine Art Sculpture of the Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012…

It Means Nothing To Me, Mizuma One Gallery, Beijing
Susan Philipsz, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy, opening May
New commission, Edinburgh Art Festival, opening 2nd August
Susan Philipsz, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, opening 6th September
I See a Darkness, CCA, Tel Aviv, opening 13th September
Susan Philipsz, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, solo exhibition, opening 14th September
Susan Philipsz MAXXI Museum, Rome, opening 25th October
Susan Philipsz, Secession, Vienna, opening 22nd November

2011…

We Shall Be All, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
We Shall Be All, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
The Cuckoos Nest, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
If I With You Would Go, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Seven Tears, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
You Are Not Alone, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin, Germany

2010…

Surround Me, Artangel, London, UK
Lowlands, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, UK
I See a Darkness, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
White Winter Hymnal, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
When Day Closes, IHME commission, Helsinki, Finland

2009…

You Are Not Alone, Radcliffe Observatory, Modern Art Oxford
The Two Sisters Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I See a Darkness, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden
Long Gone, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
From A Distance, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK
The Shortest Shadow, Wexner Art Center, Columbus Ohio
After Closedown, T.V broadcast, IHME Project, Heldsinki
Appear to Me, Silo Monastery, Burgos, Spain, curated by Lynn Cooke and commmissioned by Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia
Lowlands, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2008…

More Than This, Juan Miro Foundation, Palma, Majorca
The Internationale, Out of Bounds, ICA, London
Here Comes Everybody, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Lowlands, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Alpine Architecture (with Monika Sosnowska), Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil

2007…

There Is Nothing Left Here, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
From the Beginning, Art Statements Basel, Basel

2006…

There is Nothing Left Here, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Something Better Change, ARCO Art Fair, Madrid
The Glass Track, (with Robert Barry), Buro Friedrich, Berlin
Susan Philipsz, Appendiks, Copenhagen

2005…

Stay With Me, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo
Stay With Me, Church of Santa Crux, Turin Triennale, Rivoli
Our Surroundings, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Migration Project, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
A Bridge, a River, and a Dead Zone, Nicosia, Cyprus
ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China
The Dead, Argos Festival, Brussels

2004…

Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Arnsberg. E.V, Arnsberg, Germany
Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Susan Philipsz, Berlin Art Forum, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Berlin
Let Us Take You There, (with Paul Rooney) Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Songs From Film Sung in the Cinema, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2003…

Susan Philipsz, 38 Langham St, London
Sunset Song, Art Pace, San Antonio

2002…

Cast Together in 'C', Cork Mid Summer Festival, Cork, Ireland
Wild as the Wind, Comb of the Winds, DAE, San Sebastian
Susan Philipsz, Womens Library Commission, London
Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Pledge, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

2001…

"Tomorrow Belongs To Me", Stadtlabor, Luneburg

2000…

"I Remember You", The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast
"Some Place Else", (with Mary McIntyre), Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam

1999…

"Red Standard", (with Eoghan McTigue), The New Works Gallery, Chicago

1998…

"Strip Tease", The Annual Programme, Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012…

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, opening 6th January
Bass Art Museum, Miami, opening 26th February
Nam June Paik Art Center, Soeul, opening 9th March
documenta (13), Kassel Hbf, Kassel, opening 9th June
Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, Sounthbank Centre, London, opening 11th June
Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China, opening 28th September
Decade, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma'mal Foundation, Jerusalem, opening 19th October

2011…

Stay With Me, CAAC, Seville, Spain
Group Show, Mizuma Gallery Tokyo, Japan
Portraits, Atle Gerhardson, Berlin, Germany

2010…

Lowlands, Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK
The Shallow Sea, Haunted, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
The Internationale, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Long Gone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Portugal
Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me, Mizuma Gallery Tokyo, Japan

2009…

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Peter Eleey
Le sang d'un poèt, Estuaire Nantes/Saint Nazaire Biennale, France
The Collection, Siobhan Davies Dance & Victoria Miro Gallery, London
PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones, Public Project for Governor's Island produced in conjunction with Creative Time, New York, NY
Quizas me puedas contar orta historia, Caceres, Spain

2008…

"Folkstone Triennial", Folkstone, Kent
"Sydney Biennial", Sydney
"Quadrennial for Contemporary Art", Copenhagen

2007…

"Sculpture Projects Munster 07", Munster
"Madrid Abiierto", Madrid

2006…

"The Busan Biennale", Busan, Korea
"The Grand Promenade", Museum of Contemporary Art. Athens
"Berlin Biennale", Berlin
"Undo Redo", Kunsthalle Fridncaum, Kassel
"Tina B", Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague
"Live Radio Project; メRadio Waves Goodbyeモ Hidden Rythms", Nijmegen
"Ars 06", Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki

2005…

"Gangzhou Triennale", Guangzhou, China
"Turin Triennale", church of Santa Crux, Rivoli
"Argos Festival", Brussels
"Leaps of Faith New Commission", Nicosia, Cyprus
"Our Surroundings, New Commission", Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

2004…

"The Stars Are So Big, The Earth is So Small....Stay As You Are", c/o Esther Schipper, Berlin
"I Feel mysterious Today", Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach
"Pass The Time of Day", Maryron Park, London
"Platform", Istanbul
"Depicting Love", Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Space to Face", Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster
"Berlin North", Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
"Beck's Futures 2004", ICA Galleries, London

2003…

"Susan Philipsz, Paul Pfeiffer, Brian Fridge", Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio/Texas
"The Echo Show", Tramway, Glasgow
"Days Like These", The Triennial of British Art, Tate Britain, London
"The Moderns", Museo dユArte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

2001…

"6th Tirana Biennale", Tirana, Albania
"Sloan/ Philipsz/ McTigue", The Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg
"Total Object Complete with Missing Parts", Tramway, Glasgow
"Loop", Kunsthalle The Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
"Islands and Aeroplanes", Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
"New York New Sounds", Musee d'art contemporain de Lyon

2000…

"Manifesta 3", Ljubljana
"The Internationale", Kunst-Werke, Berlin

1999…

Melbourne International Biennial

Awards

2010…

2010 Turner Prize

Public Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Castello di Rivoli, Italy

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

LWL Landesmuseum, Münster

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania

Aberdeen Art Museum

Centro Gallego Arte de Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Fundació Juan Miró, Palma, Spain

Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

Arts Council of England