Rachael Haynes is a contemporary artist and educator who lives and works in Australia. Her art practice engages with feminist archives, collective agency and care ethics by examining the social and personal constructs of language and gender. Rachael completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts (2009) with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at the Queensland University of Technology, where she is now a Lecturer in Visual Arts.
Rachael has been actively involved with independent galleries since 2010 and was the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2012-2018). She has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and is a member of the Engagement Council for the University of Queensland Art Museum. Rachael was a founding member of the feminist art collective LEVEL (2010 – 2018). Her writing on feminism and art has been published in journals including Feminist Review, Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, Journal of Australian Studies, Educational Philosophy and Theory and was also included in the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism (2019).