Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus (1955) is an American writer and filmmaker.

She has  a BA from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). After working as a journalist for five years, she moved to New York City in the late 1970s, and started performing and making films, video art and plays.



  • I Love Dick, 1997
  • Aliens & Anorexia, 2000
  • Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader by Chris Kraus & Sylvere Lotringer, 2001
  • Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, 2004
  • LA Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles by Chris Kraus, Jan Tumlir, and Jane McFadden, 2005
  • Torpor, March 2006
  • I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles, Joan Hawkins, 2006
  • Where Art Belongs, 2011
  • Summer of Hate, 2012
  • You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus, 2015
  • After Kathy Acker: A Biography, 2017


  • In Order to Pass (1982), 30 minutes, Super8 film/video.
  • Terrorists in Love (1985), 5 minutes, Super8 film/video.
  • Voyage to Rodez (1986), 14 minutes, 16mm film.
  • Foolproof Illusion (1986), 17 minutes, video.
  • How to Shoot a Crime (1987), 28 minutes, video.
  • The Golden Bowl or Repression (1990), 12 minutes, 16mm film.
  • Traveling at Night (1991), 14 minutes, video.
  • Sadness at Leaving (1992), 20 minutes, 16mm film.
  • Gravity & Grace (1996), 88 minutes,  film.
  • Disparate Action/Desperate Action (1980), performance.
  • Readings From The Diaries of Hugo Ball (1983–84), performance.
  • Longing Last Longer (1998), performance with Penny Arcade based on I Love Dick, directed by Eric Wallach and produced by The Kitchen, New York, January 1998.

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