Susan Philipsz was born in 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland, and lives in Berlin. When she was young, she and her sister were sung in the choir of a catholic church. From then, Susan became sensitive to the sound. She got BA fine art sculpture in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She began to try to "define the space by the sound". She said, "SOUND, ESPECIALLY AN UNACCOMPANIED VOICE, has its own associations and can really act as a trigger for memory. In my installations, I am looking into how sound can define the architecture and how you can experience the space in a new way. When you are listening to music you can be transported to another place. I think that when there are also these ambient sounds in the space, you're half-grounded in the work and half-grounded in the present. At these moments, your senses become heightened and you become more aware of the place you in. I believe people have these reactions in response to my work almost simultaneously."
Philipsz is going to participate in numerous art exhibitions this year so far, among which besides three exhibitions in Beijing, Seoul and New York, also including some international group exhibitions such as the 4th Guangzhou Triennale (Sept.28 - Dec. 16).