- 8 - Cornelia Kraft (Artist / FAAH Faculty)

Cornelia Kraft (Artist / FAAH Faculty)

Holds a Masters degree of Fine Arts of Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. 
She developed her work throughout the media of stage -& costume design, performance art, installation, film, photography and painting, which was showcased in Vienna, London, Munich, Berlin, Venice, Beirut, Norway and Australia.

She taught 10 years at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and moved to Beirut in 2009.
As Visiting Professor at the Fine Art and Art History Department of the American University of Beirut she initiated teaching Performance art and is continuing her work as an artist and professor until now.
The focus on the female struggle in society throughout history has always been a
strong actuator for her work and her performances are in general mute, using also
nature or urban deserted spaces as a stage. 

Her public performances in Lebanon with unprofessional young Lebanese like “777” Dome downtown Beirut /2010 and “Along the white line” Corniche, Beirut / 2011 were widely reviewed in Lebanon the US, Canada and Austria. She took part in several artist residencies, received many scholarships and was recently awarded with a Mellon Foundation Grant to choreograph  “Salome versus Bluebeard” with professionals and amateurs in cooperation with Al Madina Theater Beirut , which was staged on Dec.1&2, 2012.

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