SUsan hiller

Since the late 1960s, Hiller has infused conceptual and minimalist strategies and aesthetics with the influence of feminism, popular culture and psychoanalysis, creating works in a diverse range of media: notably sculpture, performance, video, photography, drawing and installation. “To enquire, and to transform” these are the leitmotifs that run throughout Hiller’s oeuvre over a 30 year period, according to curator James Lingwood, who continues, “In a remarkably consistent way, Hiller has sustained an open-ended enquiry into the elusive nature of our selves, the forces at work in the making and re-making of subjectivity and its potential for transformation.”

Susan Hiller is represented in public collections around the world including the Tate, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Deutsche Bundestag Art Collection, Berlin, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the UBS Collection Zurich. Susan Hiller lives and works in London.

Susan Hiller
from: Tate Women Artists
Alicia Foster, Tate Publishing, London 2003

Susan Hiller has lived and worked in London since the early 1970's, when she first became known for an innovative artistic practice including group participation works such as Dream Mapping (1974); the museological/archival installations Fragments (1978), Enquiries/Inquiries (1973 & 1975) and Dedicated to the Unknown Artists (1972/6); and works using automatic writing, e.s.p, photomat machines, wallpaper, postcards and other denigrated aspects of popular culture. [Read more]