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Susan Philipsz

born in Glasgow, Scotland

lives and works in Berlin, Germany

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

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

PT Lecturer at the University of Ulster



Birmingham Big Art Project, Birmingham, England
Awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Residency, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles

Shortlisted for Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award
Winner of The Turner Prize

Art Pace, San Antonio, TX

Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V artist Residency

PS1 Fellowship, New York


Art Council of England, UK
Austellungshalle zeitgenössiche Kunst Münster, Germany
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Castello di Rivoli, Italy
Centro Gallego Arte de Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Fundacion Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundacion Joan Miró, Barcelona
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
The Linda Pace Art Foundation, San Antonio
Sculpture projects Münster, Germany (2007 permanent exhibition) The Tate, London
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis



Susan Philipsz: Sokol Terezín, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Study for Strings Sokol Terezin, ARoS, Aarhuas, Denmark 

DYBDERNE, Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, Denmark


The Lost Partbook, Museo Civico della Stampa, Mondovi, Italy

Part File Score, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, US

By Sound Near Seawall, West Lighthouse and North Lighthouse, Whitehaven Harbour, UK

Slow Fresh Fount, Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

Songs Sung in the First Person on Themes of Longing, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US 

The Unquiet Grave, Philadelphia Contemporary at Woodlands Mansion, Philadelphia, US

A Song A Part, Museo Civico della Stampa, Fondazione CRC, Mondovi, Italy 


The Unquiet Grave, Philadelphia Contemporary at Woodlands Mansion, Philadelphia, US

The Wind Rose, Sculpture Park Schwante, Germany

Slow Fresh Fount, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

The Calling, Viktoriabad, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

The Wind Rose, Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands

Rosa, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany


Sleep Close and Fast, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, US

War Damaged Musical Instruments, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Muffled Drums, Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadelphia, US

The Wind Rose, Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands

The Calling, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Viktoriabad, Bonn, Germany


Tomorrow’s Sky, Quetzal Art Center, Vidigueira, Portugal

Seven Tears, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO, US

Susan Philipsz, Villa Cerutti, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy

White Flood, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

The Wind Rose, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands


Single Voice, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US

I See a Darkness, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK

Separated Strings, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

The Voices, House of Austrian History commission, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Vienna, Austria 

The Yellow Wallpaper, English Heritage commission, Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens, Northumberland, UK

Who By Fire, Valletta 2018 Foundation, Valletta, Italy


Seven Tears, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A Single Voice, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Part File Score, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US

NOW: Susan Philipsz, Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Lost In Space, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden


Returning, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

Night and Fog, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria


War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate Britain, London, UK

Part File Score, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, US

Part File Score, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US

War Damaged Musical Instruments (Pair), Theseus temple, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria 

As Many as Will, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

Bruce Nauman und Susan Philipsz: Sound Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Follow Me, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy

Susan Philipsz, Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT, US 


Broken Ensemble, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, England

Weep, O Mine Eyes, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Day is Done, Governors Island, New York, US

The Distant Sound, InSite commission, Norway, Sweden & Denmark

Part File Score, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany


Susan Philipsz: The Missing String, K21 Ständehaus Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Permanent installation, The Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP!) in conjunction with Museum of Old and New Art

MONA FOMA Festival, Hobart, Tasmania

One and the same, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, US 

Susan Philipsz, Frommannscher Skulpturen- Garten, Friedrich-Schiller- Universitat Jena, Germany


Susan Philipsz: The Distant Sound, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

It means Nothing To Me, Mizuma Gallery, Beijing

Close to Me, City of Milan, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy 

Timeline, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Study for Strings, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany


Seven Tears, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

We Shall Be All, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US

The Cuckoo’s Nest, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany 

You Are Not Alone, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin, Germany 


SURROUND ME: A Song Cycle for the City of London, UK 

Susan Philipsz: White Winter Hymnal, Snowmass Mountain, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, US 

When Day Closes, IHME Project 2010, commission for Pro Arte Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

Lowlands, commission for Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland 

I See a Darkness, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US 

From the Beginning, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland Mizuma and One Gallery, Beijing, China 


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

The Shortest Shadow, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

Lowlands, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Long Gone, CoCA, Torun, Poland

You Are Not Alone, Radcliffe Observatory, Modern Art Oxford, England From a Distance, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England


I See a Darkness, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm

Here Comes Everybody, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Susan Philipsz: Lowlands, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin

Alpine Architecture (with Monica Sosnowska), Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil- Jona, Switzerland

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

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

Susan Philipsz, Imperial War Museum Commission, London


Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me, Mitzuma Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Susan Philipsz, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Susan Philipsz, Art Statements Basel, Basel, Switzerland 


There is Nothing Left Here, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin Special Project, ARCO Art Fair, Madrid


The Glass Track (with Robert Barry), Buro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany 

Susan Philipsz: Ziggy Stardust Launch, Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stay With Me, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden


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

Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Let Us Take You There, (with Paul Rooney) Site Gallery, Sheffield, England 


Susan Philipsz, 38 Langham St, London, UK 


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

Cast Together in 'C', Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

Susan Philipsz, Womens Library Commission, London, UK

Susan Philipsz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pledge, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 


Tomorrow Belongs To Me, Stadtlabor, Lüneburg, Germany


I Remember You, The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Some Place Else, (with Mary McIntyre), Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam

It Means Nothing To Me, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England


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


Strip Tease, The Annual Programme, Manchester, England


Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah: A Song Apart, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland

Metropola, commissioned by the Quarter club and HTBA Tesco Metro, Manchester, England


Collaborate (with Emma Neilson), Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland



The Sounds of the World, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin

Found Cities, Lost Objects, Leeds Art Gallery, UK


A Cielo Aperto 2022, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin


Sound and Silence. The Sound of Silence in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Before the Cockerel Crows, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

The Lion Is Hungry, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

Romanticism: Dreams of Freedom, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Field Music Curates the ACC, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, UK

The Lion is Hungry, Fondation Beyeler, Basel/Riehen, Switzerland

Art Outside, The Bass Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Espressioni, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Turin

NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Summer at Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Songs in the Dark, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

AGAINandAGAINandAGAINand, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna, Italy

CAD. EX. 2020; Surreale Maßnahmen für surreale Zeiten, Kunsthalle

Oktogon, Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (HfBK), Dresden, Germany

Mourning: On Loss and Change, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Rubble: A Matter Of Time, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Romanticism: Dreams of Freedom, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Flow My Tears, SCAPE Public Art 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand

By Artists: From the Home to the Museum, from the Museum to the Home. Homages by contemporary artists to the works of the Cerruti Collection, Castello di Rivoli and Villa Cerutti, Italy

Inaugural Exhibition, Ruby City, San Antonio, TX

Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland Syncopation: Contemporary Encounters with the Modern Masters, Pola Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan

The Aerodrome, An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, IKON Gallery Birmingham, England

Manif d'Art, La Biennale de Quebec, Canada


Ninth Season, Episode: Berlin, Art in the Twenty-First Century (ART 21), PBS

PHOTOGRAPHY + BOOKS Out of the Retina and Into the Brain: The Art Library of Aaron and Barbara Levine, The Art Institute of Chicago

Divided We Stand, Busan Biennale 2018, Busan, South Korea

Silence, Cappadox 2018 Contemporary Art Programme, Cappadox, Turkey

Into Nature, Out of Darkness, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Machines à penser. Three Philosopher's Huts, Fondazione Prada, Venice

Chaos and Order, RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Künstlerräume, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen

Revolt & Revolutions: An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England


Myth, Music & Electricity a concert with visual artists, Artgeneve, Herkulessaal Munich

Moving is in Every Direction, Narrative Spaces, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

You Are Here, West, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Soundtracks, SFMOMA, San Francisco

War Damaged Musical Instruments, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin


Aperto Space, Berlin

The Pleasure of Love, The 56th Belgrade October Salon, Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Ghosts of Other Stories, The British Council Collection, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

The Distant Unknown, OCT, Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China

Wolfsburg Unlimited, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany Wanderlust, The High Line, New York


At The Hub of Things: New Views of The Collection, Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Susan Philipsz, The Three Songs, Parasophia, Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto, Japan

Political Landscapes, Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark / Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Soundscapes, with Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors, The National Gallery, London

14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul


Interval. Sound Actions, Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Bielefeld Contemporary, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The River Cycle (Neva), Manifesta 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Cuckoos Nest, Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo, Japan


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

Sound Bites City: an inaugural exhibition of RMIT University’s new Sound Art Collection, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Voyage, or Three Year at Sea Part VI, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada


Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

X Sound: On and After John Cage and Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

Mer än Ljud (More Than Sound), curated by Theo Ringborg, More Than Sound, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

I Wish This Was A Song: Music in Contemporary Art, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, Oslo

dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany

Temporary Contemporary, Bass Art Museum, Miami


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

Quiet Attentions: When Attitude Turns into Beauty, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower, Mito, Japan

Ostalgia, New Museum, New York


ESPECTRAL (Spectral), Centro Galego de Arte Contempora?nea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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

Haunted, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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

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 São Paulo

The Turner Prize 2010 Exhibition, Tate Britain, London

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


Mirrors, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, MARCO-Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain

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

Le sang d’un poète, 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

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

Quizas me puedas contar orta historia..., Caceres, Spain

1989, Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna

Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me, Een Dijk van een Kunst, The Netherlands


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

Sound of Music, Marrs Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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

Tales of Time and Space, Folkstone Triennial, Folkstone, England

Revolutions- Forms That Turn, Sydney Biennale, Sydney

Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

U Turn, Copenhagen Triennale, Copenhagen


Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster, Germany

for REE, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Madrid Abierto, Madrid

Unmonumental, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea


Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin

The Gallery Show, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

The Grand Promenade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Ars 06, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Special Projects, ARCO, Madrid

Film Festival, Argos, Brussels

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


Migration Project, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany A Bridge, a River, and a Dead Zone, Nicosia, Cyprus

ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hidden Rhythms, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China

Our Surroundings, New Commission, Dundee Contemporary, Dundee, Scotland

Turin Triennale, church of Santa Crux, Rivoli, Italy

Argos Festival, Brussels

Leaps of Faith New Commission, Nicosia, Cyprus Arts, Dundee, Scotland


The Stars Are So Big, The Earth is So Small....Stay As You Are, Esther Schipper, Berlin

I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

Beck's Future Prize 2004, CCA, Glasgow

Pass The Time of Day, Maryron Park, London

Berlin Art Forum, Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Berlin Platform, Istanbul

Depicting Love, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Space to Face, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Beck's Futures 2004, ICA Galleries, London


Susan Philipsz, Paul Pfeiffer, Brian Fridge, Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX

The Echo Show, Tramway, Glasgow

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

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

Smart Projects, Amsterdam


FreeSpace, Z 33 Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

Groove, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, England

Band Wagon Jumping, The International 3, Manchester, England

Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England

Islands and Aeroplanes, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

ArtForum Berlin, Ellen De Breine Projects, Amsterdam

Untitled, Synagogue of Ostia Antica, Rome

Loop, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

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

The Dead, International Exhibitionist, Curzon cinema, Soho, London

Ziggy Stardust, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

One Fine Berlin, K34, Berlin


The Internationale Loop, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

I Remember You, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bratislava, Slovakia

Battle of Algieres: Small Steps, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Total Object Complete with Missing Parts, Tramway, Glasgow

Tomorrow Belongs To Me, PS1 Show, The Clocktower, New York

The Glen Dimplex Awards, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Victory, The International Language, Grassy Knoll Productions, Belfast, Ireland

Filter, Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania

I Remember You (Sloan/ Philipsz/ McTigue), The Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

The Internationale Loop, Kunsthalle The Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich

New York New Sounds, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France


The Internationale Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Internationale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

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

It Means Nothing to Me, The New Gallery, Walsal, England

Christmas Carol, Annual Show, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

It Means Nothing to Me, Girl, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England

Company, Small Steps, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland

Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, The Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, VA

Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, The Laing Gallery, Newcastle, England


Susan, Barbara, Joan,and Sarah: A Song Apart

Signs Of Life. Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

Filter, Infusion multi media festival, Limerick, Ireland

Filter, Signs Of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia

Internationale, Multiplex 3, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Visualisation, Barbie on The Beach? Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

Audiophfile, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, WA

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

Filter, My Eye Hurts, The Corner House, Manchester, England

Alone is not Lonely, Milieux, Le Lieu, Quebec City

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

Lengua De Trapo, Lae. Sferazul, ‘Internationale’ Valencia, Spain

Filter, Infusion multi media festival, Limerick, England

Untitled, Sonic SeaAir, Brighton Bandstand, Brighton, England

I Remeber You, Red Standard, The Idaho Gallery, Chicago


Alone is Not Lonely, Perspectives ‘98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

Filter, Resonate, The Laganside Bus Centre, Belfast, Ireland

Audiophfile, Nomads Website, sonicart exhibition, WA

2 Part Harmony, Happenstance, The Engine Room, Belfast, Ireland

Red Shift, Ev+A ‘98, St Michael’s Church, Limerick, Ireland

The Dark side of Pleasure, Radar, Hendersons Warehouse, Dundee, Scotland

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

Susan, Barbara, Joan and Sarah, Belltable Gallery, Limerick, Ireland

I Buried a Sound Deep in the Ground, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Ireland


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

Based Arts, Tesco Metro supermarket, Manchester, England

10pm-2am, Museum of the Twentieth Century, Catalyst Arts, Milan

European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

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

Do We Need an Aether at All?  Fast, BoBo's Gallery, London

Untitled (3-5dB) Waterfront, Waterfront concert Hall, Belfast, Ireland

Red Shift, Limits of Silence, The Pierce Institute, Glasgow

Day for Night, The Directors Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland

Outstanding In Our Field, Design Centre, London Art Fair, London

Splatter, one night event, Crawfordsburn House, Crawfordsburn, Co. Antrim, Ireland

Air on a G String, Fix ‘96 multi media Festival, Belfast, Ireland


Only In the Dark, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

Baby Talk, House Style, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

Two Part Harmony, Ev+A ‘96, guest curator Guy Tortosa, Limerick, Ireland

Coming Home... Vaguely Unfamiliar, Imaginaire Irlandais Postcard Project. Bluebeards Back Room, Showing Off, The Zone Gallery, Newcastle, England


Art Rebels! Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland

Meltdown, Beyond Borders Plus, The Glass works, Derry, Ireland

Two Part Harmony, Barrage, Design Centre, Belfast, Ireland


Fix, sound and performance collaboration with Duncan Campbell, Belfast, Ireland

Hit and Run, Wilmont House, Lady Dixon Park, Belfast, Ireland

MA Traveling Show, The Guinness Hop store, Dublin



Philipsz, Susan and Arrheuius, Sara. “Lost in Space: A Single Voice”, Art and Theory and Bonniers Konstall, Stockholm, Sweden


Trummer, Thomas D., Ringborg, Theodor and Schadler, Linda. “Susan Philipsz: Night and Fog”. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bergenz, Austria


Bazalgette-Staples, Bennet. “Follow Me: Susan Philipsz”. Humboldt Books, Milano, Italy


Franzen, Brigitte and Lingwood, James. “Susan Philipsz: You Are Not Alone”. Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany


Lorenz, Angsar, Florence Thurmes, Marion Ackerman, Martin Herbert and Jan Verwoert. “Susan Philipsz The Missing String,” Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany


van der Ley, Sabrina. Stina Hokvist, Anne Hilde Neset, Sezgin Boynik. “I Wish This Was A Song: Music in Contemporary Art.” Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, Oslo, Norway pp. 134-135


“Art in Unexpected Place,” Art Aspen Museum and The Crown Family, 2011, p. 111-117.


Beccaria, Marcella and Elena Volpato. “Ten Years and Beyond: The Collection of the Fondazione per l’arte Moderna e Contemporanea – CRT for Turin and Piedmont.” Archive Books, 2011, pp. 376-377

Perez, Miguel von Hafe. “Espectral: Obras das coleccions do CGAS.” Xunta de Galicia, Spain

Budak, Adam. “Human Condition: Empathy and Emancipation in Precarious Times,” Kunsthaus Graz and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, 2010, pp. 2-3


Eleey, Peter. "The Quick and the Dead." Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2008. pp. 274-275


Fogle, Douglas. "Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International." Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; 2008. p. 264-269, ilus.


Vorspan, Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, Münster, Germany

Madrid Abierto, Madrid, Spain


Ars 06, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki

A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Biennale, Seoul, South Korea

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


Susan Philipsz, Malmo Konsthall. Texts by Carolyn Christov Biekargiev, Francis McKee, Jacob Fabricius, Will Bradley, Andrew Renton

Pantagruel Syndrome, Turin Triennial, Turin, Italy

Projekte Migration, Kölnishner Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany


Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany. Text, Lotte Moeller

Becks Futures Prize 2004, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

Pass The Time of Day, Gasworks Gallery, London, England

Files, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon Yugoslav Biennal of Young Artists, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Belgrade, Serbia


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 Mac Giolla Leith


Tirana Biennale 1, 2001. Giancarlo Politi Editore. Text by Eoghan McTigue

The Glen Dimplex Artists Award Exhibition. The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Text by Caoimhin MacGiollaLeith


Resonate, 1998. Grassy Knoll Productions.



Perra, Daniele. “Leonor Antunes, Silvia Bachli, Toba Khedoori, Susan Philipsz, Rachel Whiteread Sono Le Protagoniste Di “Resonating Space”, La Mostra, Poco Convincente, Allestita Negli Spazi Dela Fondation Beyeler, A Basilea”, Artribune, October 9, 2020 [online]

“Your Consise Los Angeles Art Guide for Spring 2020”, Hyperallergic, Febrary 12, 2020 [online]

Swedclassical, Mark. “Review: L.A. Phil embraces the Weimar Republic’s disruptive art. Trump protesters do too”, Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2020 [online]

Stromber, Matt. “A Chance to Revisit the Music, Art, and Theater of the Weimar Era”, Hyperallergic, February 5, 2019 [online]

McAnally, James. “Sound and Sculpture: Susan Philipsz Interviewed by James McAnally”, BOMB, January 22, 2020 [online]


Morris, Susan. “Artist take on space and sound at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis”, The Architect’s Newspaper, October 24, 2019 [online]

Vuilleumier, Ruth. “Gesamtkunstwerk for all the senses”,Seniorweb, October 20, 2019 [online]

“Galleries: NOW at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art”, The Herald, October 19, 2019 [online]

Santo, Daniela. “Resonating Spaces”, Stadtanzeiger, October 18, 2019 [online]

Loiseau, Benoit. “Ruby City by David Adjaye is Texas’s newest architectural jewel”, Wallpaper, October 16, 2019 [online]

Valladolid, Culture. “The Herreriano hosts a sample of the sound pieces of the artist Susan Philipsz in the framework of Seminci”, Tribuna Valladolid, October 15, 2019 [online]

Mack, Gerhard. “It makes cities sound – the passer – by stop to wonder and take themselves for granted”, NZZamSonntag, September 28, 2019 [online]

Lange, Henny de. “Van Goghs under two meters of concrete and eight meters of sand”, Trouw, October 8, 2019 [online]

Fronz, Hans-Dieter. “Resonating Spaces” in the Foundation Beyler in Riehen” Badische Zeitung, October 4, 2019 [online]

Hollerbach, Bryan. “Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s New Exhibitions Challenge Visitors’ Senses”, Ladue News, October 3, 2019 [online]

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Pollock, David. “Now | Susan Philipsz, Michael Armitage, Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Hiwa K, Sarah Rose”, The List, December 7, 2017 [online]

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Vogel, Carol. “The New Sound Of Art at MoMA.” The New York Times, April 5, 2013, p. C26

O’Driscoll, Bill. “An eerie folk song is the focus of Susan Philpsz’ One and the Same.” Pittsburgh City Paper, July 3

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Smith, Roberta. “Art Show as Unruly Organism.” The New York Times, June 14

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