Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus, Professor of Creative Writing at The European Graduate School / EGS.



You Must Make Your Death Public

Kraus, Chris, and Jeppesen Travis. You Must Make Your Death Public. Edited by Mira Mattar. Mute, 2015. ISBN: 1906496641

Summer of Hate

Kraus, Chris. Summer of Hate. Semiotext(e), 2012. ISBN: 1584351136

Where Art Belongs

Kraus, Chris. Where Art Belongs. Semiotext(e), 2011. ISBN: 1584350989

Catt: Her Killer

Kraus, Chris. Catt: Her Killer. Belladonna Editions, 2009. ISBN: 0976485788


Kraus, Chris. Trick. Sacrifice Press, 2009.

LA Artland: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles

Kraus, Chris, Jan Tumlir, and Jane McFadden. LA Artland: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles. Black Dog Publishing, 2005. ISBN: 1904772307


Kraus, Chris. Torpor. Semiotext(e), 2006. ISBN: 158435027X

Torpor: (ROMAN

Kraus, Chris. Torpor: (ROMAN). Translated by Stephanie Wurster. Afterword by Karolin Meunier. b-books, 2015. ISBN: 3942214067

Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness

Kraus, Chris. Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness. Semiotext(e), 2004. ISBN: 1584350229

Aliens & Anorexia

Kraus, Chris. Aliens & Anorexia. Semiotext(e), 2000. ISBN: 1584350016

I Love Dick

Kraus, Chris. I Love Dick. Semiotext(e), 1997. ISBN: 1570270465


Boredom The Triumph of Power

Kraus, Chris. “Boredom The Triumph of Power.” Introduction to Two Screenplays, by Laura Parnes. Participant Press, 2009.


Kraus, Chris. Introduction to Pornocracy, by Catherine Briellat. Semiotext(e), 2008. ISBN: 1584350474

4185 Sea View Lane

Kraus, Chris. "4185 Sea View Lane." In Jorge Pardo. Phaidon Press, 2008. ISBN: 0714846589


Kraus, Chris. "Article." In Animal Shelter: Art, Sex and Literature, Issue 1. Semoitext(e), 2008. ISBN: 158435075X


Kraus, Chris. Introduction to In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities, by Jean Baudrillard. Semiotext(e), 2007. ISBN: 1584350385


Kraus, Chris. "Trick." In Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry, edited by Annie Oakley. Seal Press, 2007. ISBN: 1580052258


Kraus, Chris. "Whole." In The Uncertain States of America, edited by Noah Horowitz and Brian Sholis. Sternberg Press, 2006. ISBN: 1933128186


Kraus, Chris. “Mixmaster.” In The Impulse Anthology, edited by Eldon Garnet. University of Toronto Press, 2005. ISBN: 0802087876


Kraus Chris. Introduction and End Notes to Madame Bovary. Barnes & Noble Press, 2005. ISBN: 1593080522

Correspondences: Letters to Ann

Kraus, Chris. “Correspondences: Letters to Ann.” Avatar Bodies: A Tantra for Post-Humanism, edited by Ann Weinstone. University of Minnesota Press, 2004. ISBN: 0816641463

Fear, Anxiety, Longing: How To Shoot A Crime

Kraus, Chris. "Fear, Anxiety, Longing: How To Shoot A Crime." In (In)Visible Cities, edited by Robert Sargent. Teoma Press. 2004.

Art Collection

Kraus, Chris. "Art Collection." In Obsession, Compulsion, Collecting, edited by Anthony Kiendl. Banff Centre Press, 2004. ISBN: 1894773055

The Blessed

Kraus, Chris. "The Blessed." In Pills Chills ‘n Thrills, edited by Michelle Tea and Chad Wickham. Alyson Books, 2004. ISBN: 1555837530

Hunger Technology Emotion

Kraus, Chris. "Hunger Technology Emotion." In Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, edited by Robert Gluck. Coach House Books, 2004. ISBN: 1552451429

Dear John

Kraus, Chris. "Dear John." In Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters From the End of the Affair, edited by Anna Holmes and Francine Prose. Robson Books, 2004. ISBN: 1861056885

Take My Advice

Kraus, Chris. "Take My Advice." In Take My Advice: Letters to the Next Generation, edited by James Harmon. Simon & Schuster, 2002. ISBN: 0743210921

Emotional Technologies

Kraus, Chris. "Emotional Technologies." In Flesh Eating Technologies, edited by Sara Diamond. 2002.

Ecceity, Smash & Grab, The Expanded ‘I’ and Moment

Kraus, Chris. "Ecceity, Smash & Grab, The Expanded ‘I’ and Moment." In French Theory In America, edited by Sande Cohen and Sylvere Lotringer. Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 0415925371

Add It Up

Kraus, Chris. "Add It Up." In Posted Love, edited by Sophie Jerram. Penguin Books, 2000. ISBN: 0140290109

The Pain Journal

Kraus, Chris. “The Pain Journal.” Foreword to Pain, by Bob Flanagan. Semiotext(e), 2000. ISBN: 1584350024

The Exegesis

Kraus, Chris. "The Exegesis." In Cream: Artists and Writers for the New Millennium, edited by Susan Kandel. Phaidon, 1998.


The Complete Poem

Kraus, Chris. "The Complete Poem." Mayrevue, March 2010.

The Cult of Freedom

Kraus, Chris. "The Cult of Freedom." Roland Magazine, March 2010.

Catt: Her Killer

Kraus, Chris. "Catt: Her Killer." Joyland Magazine, January 2010.

Lisa Kirk

Kraus, Chris. "Lisa Kirk." Artforum, June 2009.

Candice Breitz

Kraus, Chris. "Candice Breitz." Artforum, December 2009.

Pauline Stella Sanchez

Kraus, Chris. "Pauline Stella Sanchez." Artforum, January 2009.

Szenen Einer Ehe

Kraus, Chris. "Szenen Einer Ehe." Edit Magazine, 2008.

Stick to the Facts

Kraus, Chris. "Stick to the Facts." Texte Zur Kunst Magazine, June 2008.

Fabrique en Canada: Heyd Fontenot and Patrick DeCoste at Pouch Cove Gallery, Newfoundland

Kraus, Chris. "Fabrique en Canada: Heyd Fontenot and Patrick DeCoste at Pouch Cove Gallery, Newfoundland." C Magazine, June 2008.

On Suck

Kraus, Chris. "On Suck." Artforum, May 2008.

What Happened Was

Kraus, Chris. "What Happened Was." Black Clock magazine 8, Spring (2008).

Deleuze at the Mandrake

Kraus, Chris. "Deleuze at the Mandrake." Spike Magazine, September 2007.

Renee Petropoulos

Kraus, Chris. "Renee Petropoulos." Artforum, June 2007.

Clifton, Arizona

Kraus, Chris. "Clifton, Arizona." The Rambler, 2007.

Unreliable Witness

Kraus, Chris. "Unreliable Witness." Pataphysics magazine, 2007.

Border Film Project Show

Kraus, Chris. "Border Film Project Show." Artforum, February 2007.

Deployment of Narrative

Kraus, Chris. "Deployment of Narrative." Journal of Visual Culture Vol. 5, No. 1 (2006).

Border Film Project Show

Kraus, Chris. "Border Film Project Show." Spike Magazine, December 2006.

Best of 2006

Kraus, Chris. "Best of 2006." Artforum, December 2006.

Culture Time – featured essay

Kraus, Chris. "Culture Time – featured essay." Spike Magazine, March 2006.

Torpor: Art From Los Angeles

Kraus, Chris. "Torpor: Art From Los Angeles." C Magazine, ongoing column.

Haunted Houses

Kraus, Chris. "Haunted Houses." Pataphysics Magazine, 2005.

Get Rid of Yourself

Kraus, Chris. "Get Rid of Yourself," Index Magazine, June/July 2004.

Temporal Protocols

Kraus, Chris. "Temporal Protocols." C magazine, Winter 2004.

Excerpt from Torpor

Kraus, Chris. "Excerpt from Torpor." Landfall Magazine, June 2003.

My Paris, My Paranoia (prose of Gail Scott

Kraus, Chris. "My Paris, My Paranoia (prose of Gail Scott)." Index Magazine, September 2003.

Write To Me (poetry of William Bronk)

Kraus, Chris. "Write To Me (poetry of William Bronk)." Index Magazine, April 2003.

Eldon Garnet

Kraus, Chris. "Eldon Garnet." Art in America, July 2002.

Julie Becker, essay

Kraus, Chris. "Julie Becker, essay." Texte zur Kunst, September 2002.

Dead & Buried

Kraus, Chris. "Dead & Buried." Art/Text, Fall 2002.

Torpor, ongoing column

Kraus, Chris. "Torpor, ongoing column." Art/Text, 1999-2001.

Ivan Morley

Kraus, Chris. "Ivan Morley." Art in America, June 2002.


Kraus, Chris. "Survivor." Pataphysics, 2002.

Jane Dickson, essay

Kraus, Chris. "Jane Dickson, essay." Art in America, 2001.

The History of Semiotexte

Kraus, Chris. "The History of Semiotexte." Revue des Revues, 2001.

The Public I

Kraus, Chris. "The Public I." New Narrativity web magazine, 2001.


Kraus, Chris. "Luzerne." Made in USA, 2001.

God is Evil

Kraus, Chris. "God is Evil." More & Less, 2001.

Girls, Interrupted

Kraus, Chris. "Girls, Interrupted." The Nation, Fall 2000.

Bo and the Gypsies

Kraus, Chris. "Bo and the Gypsies." Log 10 (2000).

Military Culture

Kraus, Chris. "Military Culture." Art/Text, Fall 2000.

Blue Tape

Kraus, Chris. "Blue Tape." Feed magazine, Fall 2000.

Private Parts, Public Women

Kraus, Chris. "Private Parts, Public Women." The Nation, Fall 1999.

Theater and Emotion

Kraus, Chris. "Theater and Emotion." Chimieres, 2001.

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Kraus, Chris. "Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off." Art/Text, January 1999.

Pay Attention

Kraus, Chris. "Pay Attention." Art/Text, April 1999.

Posthumous Lives - Part 1

Kraus, Chris. "Posthumous Lives - Part 1." Art/Text, July 1999.

Posthumous Lives - Part 2

Kraus, Chris. "Posthumous Lives - Part 2." Art/Text, October 1999.

Deep Chaos

Kraus, Chris. "Deep Chaos." Art/Text, December 1999.

Dan Asher, interview and essay

Kraus, Chris. "Dan Asher, interview and essay." Night magazine, October 1998.

Joseph Kosuth’s Birthday Party

Kraus, Chris. "Joseph Kosuth’s Birthday Party." Artnet, 1998.

December 21

Kraus, Chris. "December 21." XXX Fruit diary issue (1996).

Gravity & Grace film script excerpt

Kraus, Chris. "Gravity & Grace film script excerpt." Sensitive Skin, 1995.

Sadness at Leaving, film script excerpt

Kraus, Chris. "Sadness at Leaving, film script excerpt." Now Time, 1995.


Kraus, Chris. "Speedwriting." Batteria, 1992.

Taking Advantage

Kraus, Chris. "Taking Advantage." Portable Lower East Side, 1992.


From San Francisco to Oakland: North Korea’s Cultural Future

Kraus, Chris, and Maxi Kim. "From San Francisco to Oakland: North Korea’s Cultural Future." 3:AM Magazine, August 2, 2010.


Kraus, Chris, and Selah Saterstrom. "Interview." N Sky Vol. 4, No. 2, August (2006).

Chris Kraus in Conversation with Denise Frimer

Kraus, Chris, and Denise Frimer. "Chris Kraus in Conversation with Denise Frimer." Brooklyn Rail, April 21, 2005.


Gravity & Grace

Gravity & Grace. Directed by Chris Kraus. Lonely Girl Films, 1996.

​Sadness at Leaving

Sadness at Leaving. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1992.

​Traveling at Night

Traveling at Night. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1991.

The Golden Bowl or Repression

The Golden Bowl or Repression. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1990.

Voyage to Rodez

Voyage to Rodez. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1986.

​Terrorists in Love

Terrorists in Love. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1985.

​In Order to Pass

In Order to Pass. Directed by Chris Kraus. 1982.