Susan Philipsz

Born 1965 Glasgow, Lives and works in Berlin

2010 Won Turner Prize

1999 PT Lecturer at the University of Ulster

1993 – 1994 University of Ulster, Belfast M.A. Fine Art

1989 – 1993 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art BA Fine Art Sculpture

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Solo Exhibitions


“Susan Philipsz”, Historic Hall Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany



“Susan Philipsz, One and the Same”, Forum Gallery Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

“Susan Philipsz: Day is Done”, Permanent Public Art Commission for Governor’s Island, New York, NY, USA

“Susan Philipsz”, K21 Ständehaus Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany



“It Means Nothing to Me”, Mizuma One Gallery, Beijing, China

“Susan Philipsz”, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

“New commission”, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK

“Susan Philipsz”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

“I See a Darkness”, CCA, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Susan Philipsz”, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Susan Philipsz”, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

“Susan Philipsz”, Secession, Vienna, Austria



“Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“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



“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

“Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



“You Are Not Alone”, Modern Art Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory, UK

“The Two Sisters”, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“From A Distance”, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

“The shortest Shadow”, Wexner Art Center, Columbus Ohio, USA

“After Closedown”, T.V broadcast, IHME Project, Heldsinki, Finland

“Long Gone”, CoCA, Torun, Poland

“Appear to Me”, Silo Monastery, Burgos, Spain, curated by Lynn Cooke and commmissioned by Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

“Lowlands”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germnay

Public Project for Governor’s Island produced in conjunction with Creative Time, New York, NY, USA



“I See a Darkness”, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden (2008-2009)

“Here Comes Everybody”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

“Susan Philipsz”, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, Germany

“Alpine Architecture (with Monica Sosnowska)”, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, Switzerland

“More Than This”,Juan Miro Foundation Gardens, Palma de Majorca, Spain

“Out of Bounds: Susan Philipsz”, ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

“Susan Philipsz”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Imperial War Museum Commission, Duxford, UK

Yale Art Gallery Commission, New Haven, CT



“Did I Dream You Dreamed About Mer”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“The Lost Reflection Skulpture Projekte Münster”, 2007, Münster, Germany

“Kunst-Station”, St Peters Church, Köln, Germany

“From the Beginning”, Art Statements Basel, Basel, Switwerland

“Susan Philiosz”, CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea,Santiago de Compostella, Spain

“Susan Philiosz”, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

“Imperial War Museum Commission”, Duxford, UK

“Kunstverein Heidelberg”, Germany



“There Is Nothing Left Here”, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin, Germany

“Reception 3 (with Robert Barry)”, Bürofreidrich, Berlin, Germany

“Something Better Change”, Special project, ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

“Susan Philipsz”, Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark



“The Glass Track, (with Robert Barry)”, Bürofreidrich, Berlin, Germany

“Stay With Me”, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden

“Stay With Me”, Church of Santa Crux, Turin Triennale, Rivoli, Italy

“Our Surroundings”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

“Migration Project”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany

“A Bridge, a River, and a Dead Zone”, Nicosia, Cyprus

“ADAM”, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“The Dead”, Argos Festival, Brussels, Belgium



“Susan Philipsz”, Kunstverein Arnsberg. E.V Arnsberg, Germany

“Susan Philipsz”, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherland

“Let Us Take You There”, (with Paul Rooney) Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

“Susan Philipsz”, Berlin Art Forum, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Berlin, Germany

“Songs From Film Sung in the Cinemaz”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK



“Susan Philipsz”, 38 Langham St, London, UK



“Susan Philipsz”, Womens Library Commission, London, UK

“Susan Philipsz”, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherland

“Pledge”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

“Wild as the Wind”, Comb of the Winds, DAE, San Sebastian, Spain

“Cast Together in ‘C’, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, UK



“Tomorrow Belongs To Me”, Stadtlabor, Luneburg, Germany



“I Remember You”, The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, UK

“Some Place Else”, (with Mary McIntyre), Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherland

“It Means Nothing To Me”, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK



“Red Standard”, (with Eoghan McTigue), The New Works Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA



“Strip Tease”, The Annual Programme, Manchester, UK



“Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah: A Song Apart”, Context Gallery, Derry, UK

“Metropola”, commissioned by the Quarter club and HTBA Tesco Metro, Manchester, UK



“Collaborate” (with Emma Neilson), Context Gallery, Derry, UK

Group Exhibitions


PARASOPHIA, Kyoto, Japan (upcoming)



Sapporo International Art Festival, Hokkaido, Japan



“Soundings: A Contemporary Score, organized by Barbara London”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA



“Museum of Old and New Art”, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

“Bass Art Museum”, Miami, FL, USA

Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea

documenta (13), Kassel Hbf, Kassel, Switzerland

“Wide Open School”, Hayward Gallery, Sounthbank Centre, London, UK

Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China

Decade, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel

Freeze, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA



“Quiet Attentions: Departure from Women”, Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

“Stay With Me”, CAAC, Seville, Spain

Portraits, Atle Gerhardson, Berlin, Germany



“Turner Prize Exhibition”, 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

“ESPECTRAL (Spectral)”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

“Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

“Everything is connected: research and investigations into art of the past decade through the collection”, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy

“Human Condition: On Empathy and Emancipation”, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

“The Summer Bazaar”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

“You Are Not Alone”, Museum of Modern Art, Brondo Sculpture Park, Warsaw, Poland

“Woods So Wild”, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

“The 29th Bienal de Sao Paulo”, Brazil

“RES PUBLICA”, The Modern Art Center of The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal



“Mirrors, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini”, MARCO-Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain(2009-2010)

“November Steps -Susan Phillipsz & Gallery Artists-“, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“The Quick and the Dead”, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, curated by Peter Eleey

“Le sang d’un poete, Estuaire Nantes/Saint Nazaire Biennale”, France

“The Past in the Present”, LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain

“The Collection”, Siobhan Davies Dance & Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

“PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones”, Public Project for Governor’s Island produced in conjunction with Creative Time, New York, USA

“Quizas me puedas contar orta historia”, Caceres, Spain

“1989, Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft”, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria

Een Dijk van een Kunst, The Netherlands



“Folkstone Triennial”, Folkstone, Kent, UK

“Revolutions- Forms That Turn, Sydney Biennial”, Sydney, Australia

“Quadrennial for Contemporary Art”, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

“Sound of Music, Marrs Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherland

“God and Goods, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo, Italia

“Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA



“Sculpture Projects Münster 07”, Münster, Germany

“Madrid Abiierto”, Madrid, Spain

“for REE”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California, USA

“Unmonumental”, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, USA



“The Busan Biennale”, Busan, Korea

“The Grand Promenade”, Museum of Contemporary Art. Athens, Greece

“Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale”, Berlin, Germany

“Undo Redo”, Kunsthalle Fridncaum, Kassel, Germany

“Tina B”, Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague, The Czech Republic

“Live Radio Project; Radio Waves Goodbye, Hidden Rythms”, Nijmegen, The Netherland

“Ars 06”, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

“The Gallery Show”, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

“Special Projects”, ARCO, Madrid, Spain

“Film Festival”, Argos, Brussels, Belgium



“Guangzhou Triennale”, Guangzhou, China

“Turin Triennale”, church of Santa Crux, Rivoli, Italy

“Argos Festival”, Brussels, Belgium

“Leaps of Faith New Commission”, Nicosia, Cyprus

“Our Surroundings, New Commission”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

“Migration Project”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany

“A Bridge, a River, and a Dead Zone”, Nicosia, Cyprus

“ADAM”, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Hidden Rhythms”, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands



“The Stars Are So Big, The Earth is So Small….Stay As You Are”, c/o Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany

“I Feel mysterious Today”, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, FL, USA

“Pass The Time of Day”, Maryron Park, London, UK

“Berlin Art Forum”, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Berlin, Germany

“Platform”, Istanbul, Turkey

“Depicting Love”, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

“Space to Face”, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

“Berlin North”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

“Beck’s Futures 2004”, ICA Galleries, London, UK



“Susan Philipsz, Paul Pfeiffer, Brian Fridge”, Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, USA

“The Echo Show”, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

“Days Like These”, The Triennial of British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK

“The Moderns”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy



“FreeSpace”, Z 33 Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

“Groove”, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

“Band Wagon Jumping”, The International 3, Manchester, UK

“Strike”, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

“Islands and Aeroplanes”, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

“ArtForum Berlin”, Ellen De Breine Projects, Berlin, Germany

“Untitled”, Synagogue of Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy

“Loop”, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

“Ziggy Stardust”, The Music In Me, GAK, Bremen, Germany

“Ziggy Stardust”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

“The Dead, International Exhibitionist”, Curzon cinema, Soho, London, UK

“One Fine Day in Berlin, K34, Berlin, Germany



“The Glen Dimplex Awards”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

“Victory, The International Language”, grassy knoll productions, Belfast, UK

“Filter, 6th Tirana Biennale”, Tirana, Albania

“Sloan/ Philipsz/ McTigue”, The Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

“Total Object Complete with Missing Parts”, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

“Loop”, Kunsthalle The Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany

“Islands and Aeroplanes”, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

“New York New Sounds”, Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

“The Internationale Loop”, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

“Tomorrow Belongs To Me”, PS1 Show, The Clocktower, New York, USA

“I Remember You”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bratislava, Slovenská

“Battle of Algieres: Small Steps”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Irland



“Manifesta 3”, Ljubljana, Slovenia

“The Internationale”, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

“Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah”, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

“It Means Nothing to Me”, The New Gallery, Walsal. UK

“Christmas Carol, Annual Show”, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, UK

“It Means Nothing to Me, Girl”, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham,UK

“Company, Small Steps”, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland

“Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah”, The Ellipse Gallery, Arlington Virginia, USA

“Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah”, The Laing Gallery, Newcastle, UK



“Signs Of Life”, Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

“Filter”, Infusion multi media festival, Limerick, Irland

“Internationale, Multiplex 3”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Irland

“Visualisation”, Barbie on The Beach Proposition Gallery, Belfast, UK

“Audiophfile”, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, Washington, USA

“Internationale”, 7 Vinyl record for sound installation as part of TOOT (Totally Out of Tune) commissioned by HTBA, Hull, UK

“Filter, My Eye Hurts”, The Corner House,Manchester, UK

“Alone is not Lonely”, Milieux, Le Lieu, Quebec City,Quebec, Canada

“Filter & I Remember You, My Eye Hurts”, Thread Waxing, New York, USA

“Lengua De Trapo”, Lae. Sferazul, Internationale, Valencia, Spain

“Filter”, Infusion multi media festival, Limerick, Irland

“Untitled”, Sonic SeaAir, Brighton Bandstand, UK

“I Remeber You, Red Standard”, The Idaho Gallery, Chicago, USA



“Alone is Not Lonely, Perspectives 98”, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK

“Filter, Resonate”, The Laganside Bus Centre, Belfast, UK

“Audiophfile”, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, Washington

“2 Part Harmony, Happenstance”, The Engine Room, Belfast, UK

“Red Shift”, Ev+A 98, St Michael’s Church, Limerick, Irland

“The Dark side of Pleasure”, Radar, Hendersons Warehouse, Dundee

“Santa Lucia”, Reverend Todd’s Full House (in collaboration with Peter McCaughey) at the Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, UK

“I Buried a Sound Deep in the Ground”, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, UK



“Metropola”, co-commissioned by the W&L International and Hull Time, UK

“Based Arts”, Tesco Metro supermarket, Manchester, UK

“10pm-2am”, Museum of the Twentieth Century, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK

“European Couples and Others”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

“Do You Get It?”, New York Art Fair, organised by Catalyst Arts

“Do We Need an Aether at All?, Fast”, BoBo’s Gallery, London, UK

“Untitled (3-5dB) Waterfront”, Waterfront concert Hall, Belfast, UK

“Red Shift, Limits of Silence”, The Pierce Institute, Glasgow, UK

“Day for Night”, The Directors Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK

“Outstanding In Our Field”, Design Centre, London Art Fair, UK

“Splatter, one night event”, Crawfordsburn House, Crawfordsburn, Co. Antrim, UK

“Air on a G String”, Fix 96, multi media Festival, Belfast, UK



“Only In the Dark”, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, UK

“Baby Talk, House Style”, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast.

“Two Part Harmony”, Ev+A 96 , guest curator Guy Tortosa, Limerick, Irland

“Coming Home… Vaguely Unfamiliar”, Imaginaire Irlandais Postcard Project, Irland

“Bluebeards Back Room”, Showing Off, The Zone Gallery, Newcastle, UK



“Art Rebels! Members Show”, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK

“Meltdown”, Beyond Borders Plus, The Glass works, Derry, UK

“Two Part Harmony”, Barrage, Design Centre, Belfast, UK



“Fix, sound and performance collaboration with Duncan Campbell”, Belfast, UK

“Hit and Run”, Wilmont House, Lady Dixon Park, Belfast, UK

“MA Traveling Show”, The Guinness Hop store, Dublin, Irland

Public Collection

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA,USA

Castello di Rivoli, Italy

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

LWL Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Aberdeen Art Museum, UK

Centro Gallego Arte de Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Fundació Juan Miró, Palma, Spain

Fundació Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

Arts Council of England, UK

Sculpture projects Münster, Münster, Germany(2007 permanent exhibition)