Dieter Hacker was born in Augsburg (Bayern) in 1942. From 1960 to 1965 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1970 he moved to West Berlin, where he opened the 7th Produzentengalerie. In the 1980s and 1990s he produced several films and worked for the theatre, designing sets and directing plays. From 1990 to 2007 he taught as a professor at the University of Arts, Berlin. Hacker lives and works in Berlin.