David Haines, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom, he studied at Camberwell School of Art, London and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Haines lives and works in Amsterdam. Haines has exhibited widely including Stedelijk Museum, De Appel and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). Recent selected exhibitions include: Drawing Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room London (2017); New Dutch Short Films Rooftop Films/ Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York; Art at the Spaarne (The Collection/Donation of Bart Spoorenberg) Teylers Museum, Haarlem (2016).