Cornelia studied Fine art in Munich and Hamburg, worked in the media industry and holds a PhD from University of Dundee in Scotland (UK). As a pioneer in net.art she got involved in copyright issues at an early stage. The title of her PhD research was "Performing the Paradoxes of Intellectual Property". In the last years her interest shifted to the investigation of cultural commons, in particular the questions what artists can contribute to the commons. Her art works combine writing, performanace and various audio visual formats.