American University of Beirut

Cornelia Krafft



Born in Germany and based in Beirut, Cornelia Krafft is an artist,choreographer,published author and former professor at the Department for Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut (2009-2015).

Her work, actuated with the focus on mythology and the female struggle in society throughout history, involves media such as installation, performance, photography, painting, film, stage & costume design. She participated in various international artist residencies including festivals and received numerous scholarships for her academic and artistic work. Krafft's choreographies are generally mute, and often explore natural or deserted urban spaces as a stage. In Beirut her collective performances  were presented in the Dome downtown, the Cornich and Massrah Al Madina; her installations,paintings, photography and films were exhibited at Janine Rubeiz Gallery and at the Musée Sursock Salon d'Automne XXX/XXXI.Krafft's work was showcased also in Vienna, London, Munich, Berlin, Venice, Prag, Pomorie Bulgaria and Bundanon Australia. Besides broad local and international media coverage, her first book publication MUTE MOVEMENTS a collective performance art journey through Beirut 2009-2014 was launched in Beirut March 2015. It was first internationally launched in Prague at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ2015) where Krafft was also one of the artists to represent Lebanon at its first participation.To this day she continues work as an artist in Lebanon, the Middle East and throughout Europe.


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