Susan Philipsz CV

1965 Born in Glasgow
Lives and works in Berlin

Solo shows

2018
Separated Strings, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, DE
The Voices (Installation), Heldenplatz Vienna, AT

2017
A Single Voice, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Lost In Space, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE
Part File Score, Balton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US

2016
Susan Philipsz – Night and Frog, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Vienna, AT
Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Hannover, DE
Rotations, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, US

2015
Susan Philipsz: War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate Britain, London, UK
Follow Me, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, IT
Susan Philipsz: As Many As Will, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Somerset, UK
War Damaged Musical Instruments (Pair), Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wien, AT
Susan Philipsz: Part File Score, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, NY

2014
Broken Ensemble: War Damaged Musical Instruments (brass section), Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Susan Philipsz: Part File Score, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE

2013
The Missing String, K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf, DE
Governors Island, New York, US, commission for permanent installation

2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, DE
New commission, Edinburgh Art Festival, UK
I See a Darkness, CCA, Tel Aviv, IL
Susan Philipsz, MAXXI Museum, Rome, IT
Susan Philipsz, Secession, Vienna, CH
Susan Philipsz, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT
It means nothing to me, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, CH

2011
Seven Tears, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, DE
We Shall Be All, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, US
Susan Philipsz, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, US
You Are Not Alone, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin, DE

2010
When Day Closes, IHME Project 2010, commission for Pro Arte Foundation, Helsinki
Lowlands, commission for Glasgow International, Glasgow
I See a Darkness, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mizuma and One Gallery, Beijing, China
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
We Shall Be All, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
The Nameless, Donaukanal Project, Vienna, AT
Susan Philipsz, AspenArt Museum, Aspen, US
Surround me, Art Angel, London, UK

2009-2010
Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
The Shortest Shadow, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US

2009
Appear to Me, Silo Monastery, Burgos, ES, curated by Lynn Cooke and commmissioned by Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia
Lowlands, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
Long Gone, CoCA, Torun, PL
Carried by the Winds, Radcliffe Observatory, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
From a Distance, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

2008-2009
I See a Darkness, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, SE

2008
Here Comes Everybody, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Susan Philipsz, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, DE
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, DE
Alpine Architecture (with Monica Sosnowska), Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil
More Than This, Juan Miro Foundation Gardens, Palma de Majorca, ES
Yale Art Gallery Commission, New Haven, CT
Out of Bounds: Susan Philipsz, ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Susan Philipsz, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, ES

2007
Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me, Mitzuma Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Susan Philipsz, Santiago de Compostella, ES

2006
There is Nothing Left Here, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin, DE
Reception 3 (with Robert Barry), Buro Friedrich, Berlin, DE
Susan Philipsz, Appendiks, Copenhagen, DK

2005
The Glass Track, (with Robert Barry), Bürofreidrich, Berlin, DE
Stay With Me, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, SE

2004
Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Arnsberg. E.V, Arnsberg, DE
Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Let Us Take You There, (with Paul Rooney), Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

2003
Susan Philipsz, 38 Langham St, London, UK

2002
Wild as the Wind, Comb of the Winds, DAE, San Sebastian, ES
Cast Together in ‘C’, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, UK
Susan Philipsz, Womens Library Commission, London, UK
Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Pledge, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IE

2001
Tomorrow Belongs To Me, Stadtlabor, Lueneburg , DE

2000
I Remember You, The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, IE
Some Place Else, (with Mary McIntyre), Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
It Means Nothing To Me, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK

1999
Red Standard, (with Eoghan McTigue), The New Works Gallery, Chicago, US

1998
Strip Tease, The Annual Programme, Manchester, UK

1997
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah: A Song Apart, Context Gallery, Derry, IE
Metropola, commissioned by the Quarter club and HTBA Tesco Metro, Manchester, UK

1995
Collaborate (with Emma Neilson), Context Gallery, Derry, IE

Group shows

2018
Chaos & Order, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2017
Artist Spaces, Weserburg. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, DE
Revolt & Revolutions, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Where do we go from here?, Amsterdam, NL

2015
14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, TR
Susan Philipsz, The Three Songs, Parasophia, Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto, JP
Soundscapes, with Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors, The National Gallery, London, UK
The Documentary. Resistance and Critical Tendencies in Art, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Salt, Lofoten International Art Festival, NO
Moscow Media Forum, Central Manege, Moscow, RU

2014
Political Landscapes, Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Steiermark / Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AU
The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, US
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, three-part exhibition at Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, GB
Haunted House, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
Bielefeld Contemporary – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Bielefelder Privatsammlungen, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE
The River Cycle (Neva), Manifesta 10 – The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

2013
The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part VI, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York City, NY, US

2012
Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, Sounthbank Centre, London, UK
Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, CN
Decade, AlbrightKnoxArtGallery, Buffalo, NY, US
The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem, IL
TC: Temporary Contemporary, Bass Art Museum, Miami, US
X Sound: On and After John Cage and Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, SK
MONA FOMA, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, AU

2011
Portraits, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, DE
Freeze, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US
Quiet Attentions: When Attitude Turns into Beauty, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower, Mito, JP
Estuaire, Nantes, Saint Nazaire, FR (permanent installation)
Ostalgia, New Museum of ContemporaryArt, New York, US

2010
ESPECTRAL (Spectral), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, ES
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Haunted, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Everything is connected: research and investigations into art of the past decade through the collection, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, IT
Human Condition: On Empathy and Emancipation, Kunsthaus Graz, AT
The Summer Bazaar, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
You Are Not Alone, Museum of Modern Art, Brondo Sculpture Park, Warsaw, PL
Woods So Wild, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny Castle, IE
The 29th Bienal de São Paulo, BR
Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK
RES PUBLICA, The Modern Art Center of The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, PT
1989- 2. Abschnitt, Villa Schoningen, Potsdam, DE
Voz entre lineas, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, ES

2009-2010
Mirrors, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, MARCO-Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, ES

2009
The Quick and the Dead, curated by Peter Eleey, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, US
Le sang d’un poèt, Estuaire Nantes/Saint Nazaire Biennale, FR
The Past in the Present, LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, ES
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, US
Quizas me puedas contar orta historia…, Caceres, ES
1989, Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, AT
Een Dijk van een Kunst, NL

2008
Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
Sound of Music, Marrs Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL
God and Goods, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo, IT
Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK
Revolutions- Forms That Turn, Sydney Biennale, Sydney, AU
Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, US
U Turn, Copenhagen Triennale, Copenhagen, DK

2007
Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster, DE
for REE, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California, US
Madrid Abierto, Madrid, ES
Unmonumental, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, US
Busan Biennale, Busan, KR

2006
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, DE
The Gallery Show, Extra City, Antwerp, BE
The Grand Promenade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
Ars 06, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, SU
Special Projects, ARCO, Madrid, ES
Film Festival, Argos, Brussels, BE
Live Radio Project; “Radio Waves Goodbye” Hidden Rythms, Nijmegen, NL

2005
Migration Project, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, DE
A Bridge, a River, and a Dead Zone, Nicosia, Cyprus, GR
ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
Hidden Rhythms, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, NL
Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, CN
Our Surroundings, New Commission, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Turin Triennale, church of Santa Crux, Rivoli, IT
Argos Festival, Brussels, BE
Leaps of Faith New Commission, Nicosia, CY

2004
The Stars Are So Big, The Earth is So Small….Stay As You Are, Esther Schipper, Berlin, DE
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, US
Beck’s Future Prize 2004, CCA, Glasgow Pass The Time of Day, Maryron Park, London, UK
Berlin Art Forum, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Berlin, DE
Platform, Istanbul, TR
Depicting Love, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Space to Face, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, DE
Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
Beck’s Futures 2004, ICA Galleries, London, UK

2003
Susan Philipsz, Paul Pfeiffer, Brian Fridge, Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, US
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, IT
Pass The Time Of Day, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

2002
FreeSpace, Z 33 Museum, Hasselt, BE
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, DE
Ellen De Bruijne Projects at ArtForum Berlin, DE
Untitled, Synagogue of Ostia Antica, Rome, IT
Loop, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
Ziggy Stardust, The Music In Me, GAK, Bremen, DE
The Dead, International Exhibitionist, Curzon cinema, Soho, London, UK
Ziggy Stardust, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, FR
One Fine Day in Berlin, K34, Berlin, DE

2001
The Internationale Loop, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, US
I Remember You, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bratislava, SK
Battle of Algieres: Small Steps, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IE
Total Object Complete with Missing Parts, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Tomorrow Belongs To Me, PS1 Show, The Clocktower, New York, US
The Glen Dimplex Awards, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
Victory, The International Language, Grassy Knoll Productions, Belfast, IE
Filter, Tirana Biennale, Tirana, AL
I Remember You (Sloan/ Philipsz/ McTigue), The Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, CA
The Internationale Loop, Kunsthalle The Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, DE
New York New Sounds, Musee d art contemporain de Lyon, FR

2000
The Internationale Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, SI
The Internationale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, DE
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
Christmas Carol, Annual Show, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, IE
It Means Nothing to Me, Girl, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Company, Small Steps, Context Gallery, Derry, IE
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, The Ellipse Gallery, Arlington Virginia, US
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, The Laing Gallery, Newcastle, UK

1999
Filter, Infusion multi media festival, Limerick, IE
Filter, Signs Of Life. Melbourne International Biennial, AU
Internationale, Multiplex 3, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IE
Visualisation, Barbie on The Beach? Proposition Gallery, Belfast, IE
Audiophfile, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, Washington, US
Internationale, 7vinyl record for sound installation as part of TOOT (Totally Out of Tune) commissioned by HTBA, Hull.
Filter, My Eye Hurts, The Corner House,Manchester, UK
Alone is not Lonely, Milieux, Le Lieu, Quebec City, Quebec, CA
Filter & I Remember You, My Eye Hurts, Thread Waxing, New York, US
Lengua De Trapo, Lae. Sferazul, Internationale Valencia, ES
Untitled, Sonic SeaAir, Brighton Bandstand, UK
I Remember You, Red Standard, The Idaho Gallery, Chicago, US

1998
Alone is Not Lonely, Perspectives ’98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, IE
Filter, Resonate, The Laganside Bus Centre, Belfast, IE
Audiophfile, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, Washington, US
2 Part Harmony, Happenstance, The Engine Room, Belfast, IE
Red Shift, Ev+A 98, St Michaels Church, Limerick , IE
The Dark side of Pleasure, Radar, Hendersons Warehouse, Dundee, UK
Santa Lucia, Reverend Todds Full House, (in collaboration with Peter McCaughey) at the Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, IE
Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, Belltable Gallery, Limerick, IE
I Buried a Sound Deep in the Ground, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, IE

1997
Metropola, co-commissioned by the W&L International and Hull Time
Based Arts, Tesco Metro supermarket, Manchester, UK
10pm-2am, Museum of the Twentieth Century, Catalyst Arts
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, IE
Red Shift, Limits of Silence, The Pierce Institute, Glasgow, UK
Day for Night, The Directors Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, IE
Outstanding In Our Field, Design Centre, London Art Fair, UK
Splatter, one night event, Crawfordsburn House, Crawfordsburn, IE
Air on a G String, Fix ’96 multi media Festival, Belfast, IE

1996
Only In the Dark, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, IE
Baby Talk, House Style, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, IE
Two Part Harmony, Ev+A ’96 , guest curator Guy Tortosa, Limerick, IE
Coming Home… Vaguely Unfamiliar, Imaginaire Irlandais Postcard Project, IE
Bluebeards Back Room, Showing Off, The Zone Gallery, Newcastle, UK

1995
Art Rebels! Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, IE
Meltdown, Beyond Borders Plus, The Glass works, Derry, IE
Two Part Harmony, Barrage, Design Centre, Belfast, IE

1994
Fix, sound and performance collaboration with Duncan Campbell, Belfast, IE
Hit and Run, Wilmont House, Lady Dixon Park, Belfast, IE
MA Traveling Show, The Guinness Hop store, Dublin, IE

Monographs, Catalogues

2009
Eleey, Peter. “The Quick and the Dead.” WalkerArtCenter, Minneapolis, 2008. pp. 274- 5

2008
Segade, M., There is nothing left here, Susan Philipsz, CGAC, Santiago de Compestela, 2008 Fogle, Douglas. “Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International.” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; 2008. p. 264-269, ilus.

2007
Vorspan, Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster
MadridAbierto, Madrid, Spain

2006
Ars 06, KiasmaMuseum, Helsinki
A Tale of TwoCities, Busan Biennale, Soeul
Of Mice and Men, 4th BerlinBiennale, Berlin

2005
Susan Philipsz, Malmo Konsthall
Pantagruel Syndrome, Turin Triennial
Projekte Migration, Kölnishner Kunstverein, Köln

2004
Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg. Text, Lotte Moeller
Becks Futures Prize 2004, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach
Pass The Time of Day, Gasworks Gallery, London
Files, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon
Yugoslav Biennal of Young Artists . Centre for Contemporary Arts Belgrade

2003
Susan Philipsz, 2003. Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio. Text by Carolyn Christov Biekargiev
Days Like These, Tate Triennial, Tate Britain. Text by Ben Tufnell
Cream 3, Phaidon Press, Curated by Carolyn Christov Biekargiev
The Moderns, Castello Di Rivoli Museo d’Arte. Text by Caoimhin MacGiollaLeith

2001
Tirana Biennale 1, 2001. Giancarlo Politi Editore. Text by Eoghan McTigue
The Glen Dimplex Artists Award Exhibition. The IrishMuseum of Modern Art
1998
Resonate, 1998. Grassy Knoll Productions

Publications/ Press

2010
Susan Philipsz, Aura Seikkula, Frieze, April 1
Susan Philipsz: Lament for a drowned love, Charlotte Higgins, Guardian.co.uk, April 4
Wonder Women, Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Artforum (online), April 6
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Andrew Russeth, Modern Painters, April, p.17

2009
Island as Inspiration and Canvas, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, June 26
Arte sonoro en Silos, El Mundo (online), March 12
‘Hazte ver’ en Santo Domingo de Silos, Henrique de Castilho, hoyesarte.com, February 28
PLOT/09 Presents a Public Art Extravaganza on NYC’s Governors Island, Paul Laster

2008
55th Carnegie International, Rachel Churner, Artforum, September, pp. 454-455 (illust.)
Susan Philipsz, David Velasco, Art Forum, Summer 2008; p. 439
Susan Philipsz, Jonathan Griffin, Frieze, June – August, 2008; Issue 116. p. 204-205
Survey Says: Six Is the Magic Number, B. Gopnik, B., The Washington Post, June 8, p. M05
Reviews: Susan Philipsz, Quinn Latimer, Modern Painters, June 2008, p. 94
Monika Sosnowska at Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, Saatchi Gallery Daily Magazine Blog, June
The End of the Gesamtkunstwerk, Burkhard Meltzer, Parkett, no. 83, 2008, pp. 182-184

2007
Art and Market: Susan Philipsz, A. Crippa, Tema Celeste, November/December, p. 102
Susan Philipsz in Skulptur Projekte, H. Thorington, H, Networked Music Review, August 22
Interview with Susan Philipsz, M. Segade, C Magazine, issue 95, Fall 2007

2006
The Grand Promenade, Jennifer Higgie, Frieze Magazine, November/December, Issue 103

2005
Accapella Architecture, Pernille Albrethsen, NY ARTS, September/October 2005, Vol. 10

2004
Cross Platform, Anne Hilde Neset, The Wire, issue 244

2003
Solo Voice, Niamh Ann Kelly, Art Monthly, Profile, issue 260

2001
Breathless, Mike Wilson, Untitled, issue 26, January 2001

1999
Sounds Teasing, Annie Fletcher, Circa Magazine, Issue 88 June 1999

Education, residencies

2003 Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas
2002 Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V artist Residency
2000 PS1 Fellowship, New York
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

Works in Public Collections

Art Council of England
Austellungshalle zeitgenössiche Kunst Münster, Germany
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Castello di Rivoli, Italy
Centro Gallego Arte de Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Sculpture projects Münster, Münster (2007 permanent exhibition) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN