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

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.

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 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

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Turner Prize 2010: Susan Philipsz