Country:   Scotland
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Susan Philipsz is from Glasgow, studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and then completed an MA in Fine Art in Belfast. She has been based there for the past 8 years were she was a Director of Catalyst Arts, an artist run gallery and also founded, and is co-director of grassy knoll productions, a mobile arts organisation. She was awarded the PS1 International studio programme in New York in 2000. Since completing the fellowship she is currently doing an artist residency at Kunst-Werke Berlin. She has recently been chosen to participate in Art Pace 2003, San Antonio and in the next Triennal of British Art, Tate Britian 2003. She was shortlisted for The Glen Dimplex Artist Awards Exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2001. She participated Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, and has shown in the Melbourne Biennial, 1999 and the Tirana Biennial, 2001. .Her work deals with a particular set of relationships between sound, space and subjectivity. She expresses a keen interest in what she terms 'the emotive and psychological properties of sound', more specifically in popular music's function as a trigger for personal memory. For the power of popular song, especially its staying power, depends equally on its communal appeal and its ability to evoke quite idiosyncratic associations. The principal tools Philipsz employs in her delicate negotiations between shared experience and private introspection are a fine but endearingly fallible singing voice and a keen attentiveness to performative context, architectural setting and social space. Much of her work has consisted in smuggling her disembodied and unaccompanied singing voice into various public and municipal locations where it's restrained melancholia might insinuate itself most effectively into the consciousness of an unexpectant public, to an unpredictable variety of effects. Accessed 19.10.06 from
16 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Metropola Installation supermarket 1997 England Edit
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, A Song Apart Installation unspecified 1997 England Edit
Red Shift Installation St Micheals Church 1998 Ireland Edit
Filter Installation Bus Station 1998 Ireland Edit
The Internationale Installation 1999 England Edit
Striptease Installation unspecified 1999 Edit
I Remember You, Chicago Installation unspecified 1999 Edit
The Dead Installation Amsterdam Gallery 2000 Netherlands Edit
The Internationale - 7 version Installation The International 3 2002 England Edit
Returning Silent Film - 2004 Edit
unknown work Exhibition T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei, November 2005-March 2006, Torino Triennale, Turin 2005 Italy Edit
Susan Philipsz – Stay with me Exhibition Malmö Konsthall 2005 Sweden Edit
unknown work Exhibition 4th berlin biennale 2006, March-May 2006, berlin biennale, Berlin 2006 Germany Edit
unknown work Exhibition Ars 06 Kiasma, January-August 2006, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2006 Finland Edit
unknown work Exhibition Projekt Migration “Roadmap to Europe”, October 2005-January 2006, Kölnischer Kunstverein (Art Association of Cologne) 2006 Germany Edit
Carnival of the Animals Performance Skulptur.Projekte in Münster 2007 Germany Edit