Iris made her master in scenography at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG/ZKM). During her studies she focused on performance, performed space and light design.
She collaborates with the media artist Matthias Hederer since 2001 untill now. Together they call themselfes “IRIS-A-MAZ” and are working on performed spaces, botanical media art projects and lecture performances.
From 2003 through 2006 Iris took part at the think tank “Büro für Raumfragen”. Since 2005 she participates at Biotope City Journal.
She lives and works in Hamburg as stage designer for theatre and opera and as media artist. One of her latest works was the development of a collective performance by Greenpeace activists at IAA Frankfurt 2017.