Koen Hauser (1972) is currently based in Leiden. Hauser frequently uses existing photographs and archives in his work, in which he often constructs alternative realities, worlds within worlds. Hauser studied Social Psychology at the University in Leiden from 1992-1996. Two years later he went to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, later moving on to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Hauser's photos have been published in numerous magazines and his work has been exhibited at Galerie Ron Mandos, GEM, Historisch Museum Rotterdam; Frans Hals Museum and l'Institut Néerlandais in Paris. In 2002 he was included in the Young Photographers exhibition at Foam and in 2005 in the Marks of Honour project organised at Foam by Van Zoetendaal and Schaden.com. In 2008 Galerie 37 Spaarnestad in Haarlem invited him to make new work based on the famous archives of Spaarnestad Photo, which resulted in the exhibition and book De Luister van het land (The Lustre of the Land). Currently he is working on a new project which includes a 3D (stereoscopic) video projection.