Sarah Pickering is a London based, British artist interested in fakes, tests, hierarchy, sci-fi, explosions, photography and gunfire. Selected group exhibitions include How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain 2007; Theatres of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp 2009; Manipulating Reality, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2009/10; Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011; Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century, UTS Gallery, Sydney 2013; and Staging Disorder, LCC London 2015, Revelations, Experiments in Photography, Media Space, Science Museum, London & National Media Museum 2016; Manifesta 11, Zurich 2016 curated by Francesca Gavin and Christian Jankowski.  Solo exhibitions include Incident Control at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago 2010 and Celestial Objects at Durham Art Gallery, 2013. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Photographers Gallery Graduate Award, a Jerwood Award for Photography and the mima Castlegate Prize for Photography in 2015. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and her monograph, Explosions, Fires and Public Order is published by Aperture and MoCP. She currently holds the post of Teaching Fellow in Photography at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.