Charlotte Triebus works as an art director, performance artist, designer and photographer. The focus of her work is to investigate the potential of the intersections of art and dance, design and music. In 2018 Charlotte founded the New Human Body Society. Charlotte lives in Köln, D and Madrid, ESP.

Since 2015 Charlotte forms part of the department Designtheory and -research as a guest lecturer at Köln International School of Design and conducts interdisciplinary projects with students for the University for Music and Dance Köln in the department of Electronic Composition. She has been invited at Folkwang University and University Osnabrück, Faculty of Music to conduct several projects.

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Charlotte Triebus, Credits: s.h.schroeder

Areas of Expertise

Art Direction, Performance Art, Design, Photography


Charlotte graduated with excellence in the area of design thinking 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. In 2018 Charlotte completed her postgraduate studies (MFA) of Fine Arts in Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with excellence.


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-KongThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012

Projects & Performances at

Berliner Festspiele // Berliner Jazzfest // Projektraum Julia Ritterskamp // 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

University Osnabrück, Faculty of Music, Interdisciplinary Composition Class // Guestlecturer since 2015, Köln International School of Design // Gustlecturer 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