Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS proudly announces that Susan Philipsz won the Turner Prize 2010.
Susan Philipsz has been awarded for the presentations of her work Lowlands at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Long Gone in the group exhibition Mirrors at the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain.
The jury admired the way in which her work provokes both intellectual and instinctive responses and reflects a series of decisions about the relationship between sound and sight. Philipsz uses her own voice to create uniquely evocative sound installations that play upon and extend the poetics of specific, often out-of-the-way spaces.
Philipsz is the fourth woman to win the Turner Prize and the first person to win with a sound installation.
Philipsz winning work “Lowlands” is on show at Tate Britain untill 3 January 2011. “Surround Me” for Artangel continues at weekends in the City of London until 2 January 2011. For more information, see Artangel.
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). She lives and works in Berlin.
Artists Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz and the Otolith Group were also shortlisted for the Turner prize 2010.