Lars Koens is an artist and experimental filmmaker with a PhD in Cosmology. He was born in the Netherlands, studied at the University of Amsterdam, UNIS in Svalbard, the University of Bristol and finally in Edinburgh, where he completed his PhD at the Royal Observatory, supervised by Prof Catherine Heymans, Scotland’s Astronomer Royal, and Fergus Simpson.

His films have reached an international audience at major film festivals, such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Zinebi, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. His sound- and installation art have featured at Sonica in Glasgow, The Edinburgh International Festival, WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, FACT in Liverpool, MMCA in South Korea, and Aichi Triennale in Japan.

In 2017 he started teaching experimental film and sound design at universities in the UK. Since 2021 he is Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Nottingham Trent University in the School of Art & Design, where he is currently Course Leader of the MA in Filmmaking.

Lars Koens