Alastair Mackie creates conceptual artworks that often involve labour intensive processes in organic materials such as wasp nests and mice skulls. He was included in Charles Saatchi’s 2004 exhibition New Blood and since then he has had solo shows in London. He created his first public outdoor commission Mimetes Anon for the Economist Plaza London that was also featured in the 2010 Busan Biennale, S. Korea. Mackie has participated in group shows across Europe, significantly in Through the Looking Glass at Me Collectors Room, Berlin, an exhibition that explored the uncanny object. He also participated in the exhibition Distortion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.