Koen Hauser (1972)

Koen HauserKoen Hauser (1972) works as a photographer and visual artist.

He finished his masters of science in social psychology (1996, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden), later followed by studying photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2002). Hauser is known for his intangible body of work flowing between fine arts, fashion and applied photography. From purely esthetical to highly conceptual, he frequently references or paraphrases the iconic visual language of historical photography, or even incorporates exisiting images into his work. Together with his distinguished feel for appearance and his love for the mysterious, alienating, strange and uncanny, these are the key elements that form the core of his body of work, which has a distinct metaphysical dimension.

He received several grants from the Fonds BKVB, teached at the Gerrit Rietveld academie and the Willem de Kooning academie and his work has been on show in exhibitions across Europe and the United States.

His work has featured in a wide range of renowned magazines like Avantgarde, Avenue, l’Officiel, Blend, Spoon Magazine, Esquire USA, Capricious, Under/Current, Volkskrant magazine, Oog, FOAM magazine, Mr Motley and Kunstbeeld.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Tableaux, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Ephemera, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Ocean of Darkness – Arnhem Mode Biënnale, CBK Arnhem, Arnhem, NL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 In the Dark. How a lost Van Reymerswale was rediscovered, Zeeuws Museum, NL
        Blikvangers, the largest Dutch photo collection, National Archives of the Netherlands, The Hague, NL
2014 Romantische Mode, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL
2013 As Tears Go By, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, NL
        Dutch Design Week, CapitalD, Eindhoven, NL
2012 Parelen tentoonstelling, Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, NL
        SALON/, Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul, TK

Awards and Prizes
2014 Best photographer of the Netherlands, Fotoweek award