March 5, 1955|
New York City, United States
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Chris Kraus (1955) is a writer and filmmaker. She is author of novels I Love Dick and Aliens & Anorexia and books of art and cultural criticism. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How To Shoot A Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression. In 1996, Kraus curated The Chance Event: Three Days in the Desert: Primm, Nevada. Her first novel, I Love Dick, was adapted for television in 2017. Kraus is a co-editor of the independent press Semiotext(e), alongside Hedi El Kholti and Sylvère Lotringer. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum, Bookforum and other magazines. She now lives in Los Angeles, and teaches part-time at Art Center.
- In Order to Pass, 1982.
- Foolproof Illusion, 1986.
- How to Shoot a Crime, 1987.
- The Golden Bowl, or, Repression, 1984/88.
- Traveling at Night, 1991.
- Gravity & Grace, 1996.
- I Love Dick, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 1997, 275 pp, ARG; repr., Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2006, 277 pp.
- Ai ravu dikku, trans. Augustmoon Ochiishi, Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2000, 283 pp. (Japanese)
- Amo a Dick, trans. Marcelo Cohen, Barcelona: Alpha Decay, 2013, 339 pp. (Spanish)
- I love Dick, trans. Alice Zeniter, Paris: Flammarion, 2016, 269 pp. (French)
- I Love Dick, Modernista, 2016, 288 pp. (Swedish)
- I love Dick, trans. Evi Hoste and Anniek Kool, Amsterdam: Lebowski, 2016, 271 pp. (Dutch)
- I love Dick, trans. Kevin Vennemann, Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017, 250 pp. (German)
- I love Dick: roman, trans. Louise Ardenfelt Ravnild, Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2017, 302 pp. (Danish)
- I Love Dick, trans. Pavel Černovský, ed. Tereza Stejskalová, pref. Lubica Kobová, Prague: tranzit.cz, 2020, 216 pp.  (Czech)
- Aliens & Anorexia, Brooklyn, NY: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2000, 236 pp; new ed., forew. Palle Yourgrau, 2013, 264 pp.   
- Aliens & anorexia, trans. Patrizia Brighi, Milan: O barra O, 2011. (Italian)
- Torpor, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2006; new ed., intro. Fanny Howe, 2015, 312 pp.   
- Torpor: Roman, trans. Stephanie Wurster, afterw. Karolin Meunier, Berlin: b-books, 2015, 276 pp.  (German)
- Summer of Hate, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2012, 256 pp. Part 1, Excerpt. 
- Verano del odio, Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia, 2014, 269 pp. (Spanish)
- editor, with Sylvère Lotringer, Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader, New York: Semiotext(e) Journal, 2001, 421 pp.
- Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, New York: Semiotext(e), 2004, 217 pp.
- with Jan Tumlir and Jane McFadden, LA Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, 2005.
- Where Art Belongs, New York: Semiotext(e) (Interventions), 2011, 176 pp. Chapter 1.  
- Sanat Nereye Aittir?, trans. Zeynep Anlı, Ankara: Dost, 2016, 119 pp. (Turkish)
- Kelly Lake Store and Other Stories, Portland, OR: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery (Companion Editions), 2012, 39 pp; repr. in n+1 17, Fall 2013. 
- Lost Properties, Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2014, 31 pp.
- After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography, MIT Press, 2017, 352 pp. 
- Social Practices, Semiotext(e), 2018, 296 pp. Essays on and around art and art practices.  
- Book chapters, articles
- "Introduction", in Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003.
- "Hunger – Technology – Emotion", in Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative, eds. Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott, Coach House, 2004. 
- "Art School", in Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, ed. Rebecca Morrill, London: Phaidon, 2015.
- "Littoral Madness", Afterall 41, Spring/Summer 2016, pp 136-141. 
- Chris Kraus interviewed by Martin Rumsby, 2008. Video.
- Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, Brooklyn, NY: Belladonna Books, 2009, 71 pp. 
- Giampaolo Bianconi, "Exploring Bludgeoned Subjectivity: Talking to Chris Kraus", Rhizome, 9 Aug 2012.
- Melissa, "Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus", Lemon Hound, 9 Oct 2012.
- "A Conversation with Chris Kraus, Prison America: On Summer of Hate", Scapegoat 5: "Excess", 2013, pp 306-315.
- Amanda Hess, "Chris Kraus and Jill Soloway Talk About the Show ‘I Love Dick’", The New York Times, 5 May 2017.
- "The Feelings I Fail to Capitalize, I Fail. Chris Kraus and Ariana Reines in Conversation", Texte zur Kunst 103, 2017, pp 94ff. 
- "Den Gefühlen, die ich nicht kapitalisiere, werde ich nicht gerecht. Chris Kraus und Ariana Reines im Gespräch über Auto-Fiction and Biografie", Texte zur Kunst 103, 2017, pp 95ff.  (German)
- Jeni Fulton, "The Revival of Chris Kraus and her Radical Novel ‘I Love Dick’", Sleek 53, Spring 2017.
- "Transgression Has Become So Banal: Chris Kraus and Jarett Kobek in Conversation", The Millions, 24 Aug 2017.
- Mira Mattar (ed.), You Must Make Your Death Public: A Collection of Texts and Media on the Work of Chris Kraus, London: Mute, 2015, 134 pp.
- Leslie Jamison, "This Female Consciousness: On Chris Kraus", The New Yorker, 9 Apr 2015.
- Alex Kitnick, "I, etcetera", October 166, Fall 2018, pp 45-62.