Alison Jackson (United Kingdom 1960 -)


Alison Jackson, born 1960, is a British artist who explores celebrity culture as created by the media and publicity industries. Jackson makes works about celebrities doing things in private by using lookalike models.

Alison Jackson is a contemporary BAFTA and multi award winning artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media,  publicity industries and the public figures themselves.  Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates.  Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. Jackson raises questions about whether we can believe what we see when we live in a mediated world of screens, imagery and internet. She comments on our voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe.

Her work has established wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture. She has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in Public Collections across the world including: Fotografiska, Stockholm and Tallin. Tate Modern, The Tate Britain, The Hayward Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York; San Francisco MoMA; Pompidou Centre; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Liverpool Biennial; Musée de L’Elysee, Lausanne; Kunsthalle Vienna; Musee de la Photo Montreal; Musée de la Photographie àCharleroi; Schirn Museum, Frankfurt; Camera Museum, Turin; Westlicht Museum, Vienna; The Venice Biennale; and Camerawork, Berlin.