Born in Pfarrkirchen, Bayern in Germany in 1982, Haidacher studied photography at The University of the Arts, Linz from 2006 to 2009. He is currently studying for his Masters there. Haidacher has also spent some time living in London (and has an impeccable English accent). Haidacher is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. He also won the Best Selected Works prize in the Epson Art Photo Award 2009.