Jacqueline Hayden received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1979. Ms. Hayden is a Professor of Film and Photography at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts since 1991. She has received numerous awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Arts Award and a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Her work has been shown in numerous museum exhibitions including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Alternative Museum in New York City NY, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield CT, Corcoran Gallery of Art and National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte NC, and National Museum of Bellas Artes, National Museum of Decorative Arts, and the 10th Edition of the Havana Art Biennial in Havana, Cuba. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
“The photographic works of Jacqueline Hayden made over the past 23 years, 1991 – 2014, represent a decisive creation of new forms of expression and new aesthetic conceptions that integrate conventionally negative categories into new visions, very much like the negative categories introduced into modern aesthetic forms throughout the twentieth century. In her series, Passing Away and Celestial Bodies, it is the abstractions and ethereal qualities of the body’s ultimate mortality that begs to be considered.” Anca Cristofovici, Senior professor of American Literature and Photography, Université de Caen, France, author of Photographic Aesthetics, Temporality, Aging, Rodopi Press, Amsterdam and New York, 2009.
Hayden is a founding faculty member of Hampshire College’s study abroad program in Havana, Cuba. She was the faculty in residence for an academic semester in 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2012. In January 2002 and 2003, she and her students completed the first digital photographic archive of the old city of Havana, Cuba as a community service project for the Office of the Historian. Spring of 2012, with the support of a grant from the Graham Foundation, Hayden began the Havana Archive Project with the Office of Plan Maestro in Havana, http://sites.hampshire.edu/hap/
September 2003 – July 2004 Ms. Hayden collaborated with Cuban dance troupe, Danza Voluminosa on a theater production, Una Muerte Dulce, staged at Teatro Nacional, Havana on July 4, 2004. In 2011, she created a video projection for Danza Voluminosas’ latest theater production, Freddy. Ms. Hayden has also collaborated with Cuban documentary filmmaker Lizette Vila on numerous projects—in 2004 the video Sexualidad about the Cuban transvestite community and in March of 2010 Anti Barbie, a collaborative photography project that was exhibited at the National Museum of Bellas Artes in Havana.
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Professor of Film & Photography
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002