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  • Susan Philipsz lowlands 2008 2010 photograph of under a bridge with water

    Susan Philipsz
    LOWLANDS 2008 / 2010
    Clyde Walkway, Glasgow

    © The artist, courtesy Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
    Photo: Eoghan McTigue

  • Susan Philipsz the lost reflection 2007 Installation view of underneath a bridge with the reflections of the bridge in the river

    Susan Philipsz
    The Lost Reflection 2007
    Installation view; Tormin Brücke, Münster, Skulptur Projekte Münster, 2007

    Photo: Eoghan McTigue
    © The artist

  • Susan Philipsz filter 1998 installation view of the Laganside Bus centre foyer and cafe

    Susan Philipsz
    Filter 1998
    Installation view; Laganside Buscentre, Belfast, Resonate, Belfast, 1998

    Photo: Eoghan McTigue
    © The artist

Photograph of Susan Philipsz

Susan Philipsz

Photo: Taavetti Alin

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.