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Alison Craighead

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PositionLecturer in Fine Art
Department Art
Email a.craighead (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 N/A
Alison Craighead

Alison Craighead's collaborative research practicing as an artist with Jon Thomson comes from a fascination they share in how global communications networks are transforming the way we all perceive and understand the world around us. Their research and practice spans online and public art commissions, as well as gallery-based work and often looks at how real time processes and live data transmission can be used as a material or artistic medium.

Professional projects

In the past three years, Alison's work has been featured in solo exhibitions in London, Germany, Brussels and Scotland. Her group projects include a commission by Photoworks for the Brighton Photobiennial (2012); an exhibition for the Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal (2011); an installation for the British Council ('Trust in the Age of Loneliness', 2010); and an exhibit for the Museum of London on the London Wall (2010).

In 2012, she and Jon Thomson were shortlisted for the Samsung Art Prize for their piece 'A Short Film About War'. 

 

 

Publications

Show/Exhibition

Perpetual Uncertainty, exhibition
Carpenter, Ele; Mabb, David; Crowe, Nick; Craighead, Alison and Schuppli, Susan. 2 October 2016 - 15 January 2017. Perpetual Uncertainty, exhibition. In: "Perpetual Uncertainty", Bildmuseet, Sweden, 2 October 2016 - 15 January 2017.

Material Nuclear Culture, Exhibition
Carpenter, Ele; Mabb, David; Craighead, Alison; Crowe, Nick; Schuppli, Susan; Takeuchi, Kota and Kobayashi, Erika. 17 June - 13 August 2016. Material Nuclear Culture, Exhibition. In: "Material Nuclear Culture", KARST Gallery, United Kingdom, 17 June - 13 August 2016.

A LIVE PORTRAIT OF TIM BERNERS-LEE (AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM)
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. MARCH 2012- MARCH 2013. A LIVE PORTRAIT OF TIM BERNERS-LEE (AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM). In: "National Media Museum, Life Online Galleries", National Media Museum in Bradford, United Kingdom, MARCH 2012- MARCH 2013.

Mirror Neurons
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 1st of march 2012 -20th of may 2012. Mirror Neurons. In: "Mirror Neurons", National Glass Centre, Sunderland, United Kingdom, 1st of march 2012 -20th of may 2012.

London Wall N4 in 'Being Social', Furtherfield Gallery
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. Date: Saturday 25 February - Saturday 28 April 2012. London Wall N4 in 'Being Social', Furtherfield Gallery. In: "Being Social", FurtherField Gallery, McKenzie Pavillion, United Kingdom, Date: Saturday 25 February - Saturday 28 April 2012.

October
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 6 October - 4 November 2012. October. In: "Brighton Photo Biennal", Brighton, United Kingdom, 6 October - 4 November 2012.

Short Film about War at The Recontres Internationales
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. NOv 18th -26th 2011. Short Film about War at The Recontres Internationales. In: "The Recontres Internationales 2011", Paris, France, NOv 18th -26th 2011.

Thomson & Craighead solo show at Watermael Station and Vénerie Stables Brussels
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, JON. 26th of october 2011 to 18th of Decemeber 2011. Thomson & Craighead solo show at Watermael Station and Vénerie Stables Brussels. In: "Thomson & Craighead", Watermael Station & Vénerie Stables, Belgium, 26th of october 2011 to 18th of Decemeber 2011.

Gateways, Art and Networked Culture, Tallinn
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 1st of june 2011- sept 2011. Gateways, Art and Networked Culture, Tallinn. In: "Gateways", Kumu Art Museum Tallinn, Estonia, 1st of june 2011- sept 2011.

LA BIENNALE DE MONTREAL 2011, Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada.
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 1-31 of May 2011. LA BIENNALE DE MONTREAL 2011, Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada.. In: "LA BIENNALE DE MONTREAL 2011", Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada, 1-31 of May 2011.

Current: an experiment in collecting digital art
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 26 March – 4 June 2011. Current: an experiment in collecting digital art. In: "Current: an experiment in collecting digital art", Harris Museum, Preston, United Kingdom, 26 March – 4 June 2011.

Cloud Sounds
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 19th February - 29th April 2011. Cloud Sounds. In: "Cloud Sounds", Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19th February - 29th April 2011.

Thomson & Craighead, HICA (Highland Institute of Contemporary Art)
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 20 june - 25 july 2010. Thomson & Craighead, HICA (Highland Institute of Contemporary Art). In: "Thomson & Craighead", HICA, United Kingdom, 20 june - 25 july 2010.

London Wall
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 28 May to 5 Sep 2010. London Wall. In: "London Wall", Museum of London, United Kingdom, 28 May to 5 Sep 2010.

Timecode
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 17 January 2009 - 8 March 2009. Timecode. In: "Timecode", Dundee Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom, 17 January 2009 - 8 March 2009.

Thomson & Craighead, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 2 - 30 October 2008. Thomson & Craighead, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In: "Thomson & Craighead at Studion,", Moderna Museet in Stockholm,, Sweden, 2 - 30 October 2008.

The New Normal (Beacon)
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. april 25 2008 - ongoing currenty 2010. The New Normal (Beacon). In: "The New Normal", Artist Space , NY, United States, april 25 2008 - ongoing currenty 2010.

BEACON at BFI Southbank
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, J.. 6/22/2007 - 8/19/2007. BEACON at BFI Southbank. In: "BEACON at BFI Southbank", BFI Southbank, 6/22/2007 - 8/19/2007.

Short Films about Flying
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, J.. 3/30/2007 - 6/30/2007. Short Films about Flying. In: "Short Films about Flying", Laboral Museum, Gijon (Spain), 3/30/2007 - 6/30/2007.

Decorative Newsfeeds
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, J.. 2/12/2006 - 6/25/2006. Decorative Newsfeeds. In: "Decorative Newsfeeds", Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, 2/12/2006 - 6/25/2006.

Unprepared Piano
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, J.. 1/26/2006 - 3/5/2006. Unprepared Piano. In: "Unprepared Piano", Mejan Labs, Stockholm, 1/26/2006 - 3/5/2006.

Tomorrow Never Dies
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. sept 8th 2011. Tomorrow Never Dies. In: "Tomorrow Never Dies", Design Gallery BWA Wroclaw, Poland, sept 8th 2011.

Film/Video

Belief
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 2012. Belief.

A Short Film About War
Craighead, Alison; Thomson, Jon and Rushton, Steve. 12th of march- 30th may 2010. A Short Film About War.

Professional Activity

Vital Spark Award 2011-2012
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. Vital Spark Award 2011-2012.

Samsung Art Prize
Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. Samsung Art Prize.