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Heather Phillipson

1978, London

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www.heatherphillipson.co.uk

Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, drawing, music, text and live events. Her solo projects in 2016 included: Screens Series, New Museum, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Frieze Projects New York; Images Festival Toronto; 32nd São Paolo Biennale; and a major new commission for the Arts Council Collection’s 70th Anniversary. Recent solo projects include Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the 14th Istanbul Biennial, Performa New York, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Opening Times (otdac.org) (all 2015), Bunker259, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Serpentine Galleries (all 2014) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2013). Phillipson is also an award-winning poet and has published three volumes of poetry: a pamphlet with Faber & Faber in 2009; NOT AN ESSAY (Penned in the Margins, 2012); and Instant-flex 718 (Bloodaxe, 2013), which was shortlisted for the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. She was named a Next Generation Poet in 2014, received Poetry magazine’s Friends of Literature prize in 2016, and writes a regular column for ArtReview magazine. She received the Film London Jarman Award 2016 and is has been selected to make a sculpture for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, 2017.

Last update June 06, 2017