Heather Phillipson

Edited by Lelia Hasham and Heather Phillipson

With contributions from Charlie Fox, Esther Leslie, Chus Martinez, Laura McLean-Ferris



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 has been selected as the next artist for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and for the 2020 Duveen Galleries commission at Tate Britain, which has been rescheduled for Spring 2021. 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 features newly-commissioned essays by writer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris, the experimental London-based writer Charlie Fox, Professor Chus Martinez and Professor Esther Leslie. The book explores the wide variety of media used by the artist to investigate the power structures and contradictions of contemporary life.

Heather Phillipson is published by Prestel in association with Art on the Underground, Fourth Plinth and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Hardcover, 240 pages, 21 x 28 cm, 200 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5952-6


£35.00 (exlc p+p)