Bankley Studios & Artists Gallery

Roxana Allison

From the Series Seven Years Later
From the Series Seven Years Later
From the Series Seven Years Later

Photographer Roxana Allison was born in Manchester, UK (1980) and grew up in Mexico City where she lived permanently until 2008. She graduated with a BA Fine Art Degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2006. Since her first solo exhibition in 2003 she has taken part in several photography group shows in Mexico, USA, the UK and France.
Her main interests focus on themes of migration, memory, belonging and cultural dislocation.

In October 2008 she took part in a nine month workshop organised by Redeye in association with Impressions Gallery which culminated in the group show Lost in Transit, held at Impressions Gallery (Bradford) and subsequently at Vyner Street Gallery (London) during Photomonth 2009. In 2010 Roxana presented her first solo show in the UK exhibiting her series Becoming a Memory at Untitled Gallery (Manchester). 

She was sponsored by The University of Nottingham in 2014 to complete the  photographic project Uncovering the Invisible: Portraits of Latin Americans in the UK alongside brother photographer Pablo Allison. Such project was recently exhibited at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris during their Mobile Learning Week 2015 and The University of Exeter. Previously it was exhibited at Instituto Cervantes (Manchester), City Hall (London) to coincide with the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil and The as part of Doh Mix Meh Up: Diaspora and Identity in Art (Unversity of Oxford), curated by Sunil Shah. Uncovering the Invisible will be displayed at Lakeside Gallery in 2016.

Roxana has recently completed alongside photographer Pablo Allison, Mexicans/UK a collaborative project stemming from Uncovering the Invisible revolving around Mexicans living in the UK which was part of the Being Human Festival (London) in November 2015.

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