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Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity. She makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes. Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable, as she creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen – the hot images the media can’t get. 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. Alison’s work is across platforms in TV, Press, Internet, books and is widely exhibited in galleries and museums attracting extensive interest in the press and on TV. Her images themselves have become just as much a part of popular culture as images of the real celebrities. Additional Honors & Awards: Television includes the BAFTA award winning BBC Television series “Double Take”, Short films for “Saturday Night Live” Various television specials for Channel 4 including; “Blaired Vision”; “Tony Blair Rock Star’”, “Sven: The Coach, the cash and his lovers”; :”The Charles and Camilla Wedding Special”, “The Royal Wedding Special” and “Secret Election”. Melvyn Bragg presents her authored piece on The South Bank Show, ‘Alison Jackson on Warhol’ 2009. BBC Historical Series 2010. The Alison Jackson Review 2011 / 2012 SKY. BBC Pilot 2012 for a fake news entertainment show Celebrity BitchSlap News. • Motion pictures in development include “Get out of my Way, I’m a lookalike’ with BBC Films AND “Celebrity Plane Crash/Stuck on a Desert Island”. • Publications include Canongate Exposed ! 2011. Taschen “Confidential” and Penguin “Private”, ‘Up the Aisle’ based on the Royal Wedding 2011. Exposed 2011 Canongate and Alison Jackson Portfolio 2012 Stern publishing/Teneus.