Hayden Fowler completed a Bachelor of Science (Biology), majoring in animal behaviour, and later completed a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW (CoFA). He is currently a PhD candidate at CoFA, where he also lectures in the Sculpture, Performance and Installation Studio.
Fowler has exhibited widely including the selected solo exhibitions New World Order, Ilam Campus Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2013); The Long Forgetting, Dubbo Regional Gallery, NSW (2011); Call of the Wild, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia (2008), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Video Projects, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand (both 2007). Recent group exhibitions include Among the Machines, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2013); The Visitor, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (2012); Awfully Wonderful, Performance Space, Sydney; The Blake Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney (both 2011) and The Animal Gaze, London Metropolitan University (2009). In 2008, the artist was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.
Quotation: Hayden Fowler, artist talk, MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2010
You get this picture of humanity – prehistoric right through to futuristic – which is how I approach understanding where we are as a civilisation or as a species.
Hayden Fowler, 2010