Cordula Daus

I’m a writer-artist working across theory, fiction and performance. You can’t find me on facebook, instagram, twitter or tinder but I’m happy to receive any question or request from you via e-mail. (If you’re looking for a CV, please scroll down).



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Cordula Daus

is a writer-artist working across theory, fiction and performance. Her work is concerned with questions of place, sexuality, body and language. Often it takes the shape of semifictional institutions and experimental publications which unfold over several years and in collaboration with others. From 2010-2016 she published the journal series Toponymisches Heft (Fantôme Verlag Berlin). Her first novel SEHR is forthcoming (Ritter Verlag). Cordula Daus has presented artist books, expanded text works, live installations and lecture performances in venues such as brut Vienna, Wiener Festwochen, the Research Pavilion #3/Venice, Centre d’Art Santa Mónica/Barcelona, Conceptual Poetics Day, Akademie der Künste/Berlin, rumbalotte Berlin, among others. She holds a PhD in Art from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, a Master in Digital Arts from University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona and a Master in Cultural Studies (major), Art History, Theater Sciences and Cultural Communication from Humboldt-University Berlin. Furthermore, she has been a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Cordula has been teaching at the University for Applied Arts Vienna, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel and Literaturinstitut Hildesheim and has given lectures, workshops and conference talks internationally. Together with Alexander Damianisch, Emma Cocker and Lena Séraphin she co-founded the Special Interest Group for Language-based artistic Research (SIG/SAR). Since 2019 Cocker, Daus and Séraphin have conceived and facilitated several gatherings and events for artists and researchers that have taken place both on- and offline, at the Research Pavilion in Venice and at Angewandte Vienna. Together with the choreographer Charlotta Ruth she initiated the ongoing art project Questionology which premiered in 2021 with brut Vienna. Currently, Cordula is an Elise Richter PEEK fellow at the University of Applied Arts Vienna where she leads the artistic research outerwoman (co-researchers: Sebastian Bark, Charlotta Ruth and [M] Dudeck).