David Haneke is born and grew up in Vienna, as son of Austrian film maker Michael Haneke and film editor Lore Haneke. From early days film plays a important role in his life.
During primary school at Waldorf-school Vienna, he studied Violoncello with Prof. Ebert (1974-1985)
From 1985 – 2005 he lived and worked in Amsterdam NL, where he graduated 1992 in “performing arts” at the National School of Arts. In addition to acting in many Dutch theater productions – including several years as performer and video specialist with innovative site-specific theater group BEWTH – he has directed and produced a number of independent films and video installations in Europe.
His work found its core in Video Stage Design, creating pre-produced projections on different projection surfaces and live video for Theater, Opera, Dance and Music.
2016 he replaced Bruce Geduldig as live visual artist of the American Cult Band Tuxedomoon
Since 2005 he lives in Switzerland.