Charlotte Triebus works as a performance artist and multidisciplinary art director. The focus of her work is to investigate the potential of the intersections of art, dance and technology. Her works and performances have been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions. In 2018 she founded the New Human Body Society. Charlotte lives in Köln, D and Madrid, ESP.

Charlotte co-leads the artistic research department of Mirevi Lab (Hochschule Düsseldorf/ Innovationshub Düsseldorf), and is an associated member of several international research teams investigating the intersections of contemporary dance and technology.
She is regularly invited to lead interdisciplinary projects as a guest lecturer in the department of Designtheory and -research at Köln International School of Design and with students for the University for Music and Dance Köln in the department of Electronic Composition. She has been invited to Folkwang University, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, UdK Berlin and University Osnabrück, Faculty of Music to realize several projects together with students of different creative programs.

Picture: Frederike Wetzels

Areas of Expertise

Performance Art, Art Direction, Artistic Research


Charlotte completed her postgraduate studies (MFA) of Fine Arts in Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with excellence. In 2014 Charlotte graduated with excellence in the area of experimental design and identity after studying the Integrated Design program at Köln International School of Design and Dance Studies program at University for Music and Dance Köln (HfMT Köln). During her studies she spent a year in Sweden, followed by freelancing for the innovation agency IDEO.

Awards & Residencies

Scholarship Deutscher Künstlerbund, 2021 // Artistic Residency Festspielhaus Hellerau, 2020 // Artistic Residency at Tanzhaus NRW, 2020 // tanzrecherche NRW, 2019 // Artistic Residency at Tanzfaktur Köln, 2018 // Artistic Residency Digital Dance Labs at Tanzhaus NRW, 2018 // Artistic Residency at Tanzhaus NRW, 2018 // Nomination Kölner Designpreis, 2014 // Production & Research Grant Choreographenvereinigung Tanztendenz München, 2013 // Research Grant Sweden, 2012 // Invitation Research Grant Hong-Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012

Projects & Performances at

Pinakothek der Moderne // Festspielhaus Hellerau // NRW Forum Düsseldorf // Berliner Festspiele // Berliner Jazzfest // Priska Pasquer Gallery // Projektraum Julia Ritterskamp // GAP 15 / Ernst & Young // Tanzhaus NRW // Erholungshaus Leverkusen // Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum //  PACT Zollverein // Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln // Kurzfilmfestival Köln // International Dance Film Festival Ankara // Sommerblut Festival // Auftakt Festival // Satelliten Festival // Heinrich-Böll-Haus // Open Source Festival // Katalyst Festival // PerformanceQuartett Köln // Mesokosmos Series // Montags Modus, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin // Atemzug, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln // Kölner Musiknacht // Domforum Köln // Tanzfaktur // Studio für elektronische Musik Köln // Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz // Stockholm Dansfilm Festival // Flimmer Festival // temps d’image Festival

Teaching & Talks AT

Performing Arts Festival Berlin // TEDx 2021 // University Osnabrück, Faculty of Music, Interdisciplinary Composition Class // Hochschule Düsseldorf // Guestlecturer since 2015, Köln International School of Design // Guestlecturer since 2015, University for Music and Dance Cologne // Guestlecturer 2016 at Academy of Media Arts Cologne // Pecha Kucha Talk, un-conference Design Research Konstanz // Guestlecturer Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen // Spur.Lab 2021 // Die Digitale, NRW Forum // TEI 2021 // KUI 2020