Andrew Hazewinkel makes photographs, sculpture, installations and moving images. In doing so he blends studio and lens-based practices with photo-archive and museum collections research. These activities coalesce with his interests in archaeological theory and contemporary mythic interpretation as a means of examining relationships between contemporary culture, ancient objects, stories and archetypes.
Drawing upon subjects ranging from contemporary art history to archeology, from geology to memory studies, from early sculptural representation of the human figure to the political practices and religious forces that came to alter them, Hazewinkel's works reveal a commingling of history, memory, materials and the body.
Since 1999 Hazewinkel has exhibited photographic, sculptural and installation projects in Australia and further afield. This year he will present a major new commission involving sculptural, photographic and moving image components at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of The National 2019: new Australian art. Recent solo exhibitions include What the Sea Never Told, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Before The Age Of The Museum, Michael Bugelli Gallery Hobart 2018. In 2015 his sculptural field installation 12 figures (after Niccolò) studies in collective anxiety was presented at the 31st Ljubljana Biennial of Art, Slovenia and he participated in Rèpètition at Villa Empain Boghossian Foundation Brussels.
Further selected solo exhibitions include Stone Authority Violence: Relating Bodies Materials Remembering Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West 2015. Transparency WestSpace, 2012. Fugitive Mirror: Working with the Marshall Collection British School at Rome, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include The Archival Reflex Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West 2017. Freshwater Shepparton Art Museum 2016. Nature / Revelation Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria, The Piranesi Effect Ian Potter Museum of Art, New 14 Australian Centre For Contemporary Art, Speculative Everything FirstDraft, Sydney 2014. CCP Declares: On The Nature of Things Centre For Contemporary Photography 2012. The Ecologies Project Monash University Museum of Art 2008.
Hazewinkel has been the recipient of several international residencies and awards including an Australia Council for the Arts six month New York studio residency 2017 undertaking practical research with the conservation and curatorial departments at the Frick Collection and further research toward a new body of work with the Felix Gonzalez Torres Foundation. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Contemporary Creative Residency. In 2006 he was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Rome studio residency .In 2005 he received the prestigious Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship. He has been generously supported by a number of other funding agencies through both creative research and project grants. in 2015 he completed his PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. In 2001 he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. He is Honorary Research Fellow of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.