hayden teachout (b. 1990) is a visual artist.

hayden investigates collisions of meaning making, memory creation, and technology in the context of a changing sociopolitical landscape, with specific focus on the intersection of the current state of surveillance and our cultural impulse to publicly self-curate individual identities as well as specific moments in time.

more recently hayden has become interested in non-physical barriers as they are actualized in cultural production. physicality in the work remains important to him—often creating spaces that ask a viewer to investigate by means of tools, physical and otherwise.

education + residencies

master of fine arts. university of minnesota. minneapolis, mn. (2022)

bothy project. aviemore, scotland. (2017)

bachelor of science. southern oregon university. ashland, or. (2015)


photography teaching assistant. (2019 - 2022)

digital printing technician. (2019 - 2022)  

project assistant for aaron huey. (2017)

studio assistant for scott rinckenberger. seattle, wa. (2013 - 2016)

selected exhibitions

what moves between. nash gallery. minneapolis, mn. (2022)

nude geographies. praxis gallery. minneapolis, mn. (2021)

fresh works. quarter gallery. minneapolis, mn. (2021)


graduate research partnership program (2022)

walter h. judd international graduate fellowship (2022)

ias the human in the data with prerna (2020)

dankook award for outstanding undergraduate students (2015)