Congratulations to Hayden Fowler on being invited to undertake a one year residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international cultural centre dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual arts. The residency which was awarded via the Australia Council for the Arts offers Fowler the opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious artist in residence programs in Germany.
The Künstlerhaus encourages critical reflection on subjects related to contemporary art and culture, through publications such as BE Magazine, an annual journal for art and criticism. Through their artist-in-residence program for professional artists, it aims to establish a lively dialogue between artists from various backgrounds and disciplines, and the public at large.
Hayden Fowler is a New Zealand born Artist, based in Sydney, Australia. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the UNSW College of Fine Arts as well as an earlier degree in Biology.
Fowler’s methodology involves the construction of elaborate sets in which he choreographs human or animal subjects, creating hyper-real video and photographic work from within these fictional spaces.
Fowler has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is held in a number of public and private collections. He is a previous recipient of the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, undertaking his year of study abroad at the Universitat der Kunst in Berlin, Germany.
Hayden will be in residence at The Künstlerhaus Bethanien from 1 July 2018 to 15 June 2019.