Grew up in Zimbabwe and Holland.
Studied industrial design at the Akademie voor Industriële Vormgeving Eindhoven and architecture at theArchitectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London.
Worked for the architecture and design office Studio Alchymia (Allessandro Mendini) in Milan and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA/Koolhaas) in Rotterdam.
Founder of Hybrid Space Lab, Amsterdam/Berlin. Frans Vogelaar has been professor of hybrid space/media space at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne since 1998.