Koen Brams was born in 1964 Turnhout, Belgium. He lives in Luik, Belgium. He studied psychology at KU Leuven. From 1991 until 2000 he was editor-in-chief of the art magazine De Witte Raaf. Since 2000 he has been a director of Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. He has published De Encyclopedie van de Fictieve Kunstenaars (The Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists), 2000 and initiated in-depth research of work of Jef Cornelis. Together with Dirk Pültau, he is currently undertaking a number of research projects relating to an alternative history of art in Belgium since the seventies.