Susan Philipsz was born in 1965 in Glasgow. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1989–3) and the The University of Ulster (1993–4). She lives and works in Berlin
Susan Philipsz has been nominated 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. 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.
Susan Philipsz is this year’s Turner Prize winner. It was announced at Tate Britain on 6 December 2010 in a live broadcast on Channel 4 News. The £25,000 prize was presented by Miuccia Prada.
Philipsz is the fourth woman to win the Turner Prize and the first person to win with a sound installation.