Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Ali Craighead

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: London, UK
MacDowell Fellowships: 2004

Alison Craighead is a contemporary visual artist and faculty member at the University of Westminster and Goldsmiths University in London. Craighead works in collaboration with Jon Thomson, making artworks and installations for galleries, online and sometimes outdoors. Much of their recent work explores how trends of globalization and global communications networks are reshaping the way we all perceive and understand the world around us.

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 (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.



Ali Craighead worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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