The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists.
Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, online projects, music, drawing, and poetry. She will be the next artist to exhibit work at the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and has been selected as Tate Britain’s 2021 Duveen Galleries commission. Other recent commissions include Sharjah Biennial 14 and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, and her solo projects range from Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road, an online work for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and a major solo show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This first monograph on the artist traces the evolution of her practice. Alongside the artist’s own writings, the book will feature three newly-commissioned essays by writer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris, the experimental London-based writer Charlie Fox, and Professor Chus Martinez. The book explores the wide variety of media used by the artist to investigate the power structures and contradictions of contemporary life.
LEILA HASHAM is Curator at Art on the Underground. She was formerly Associate Curator at Barbican Art Gallery.