Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz - Biography / C. V.

Biography

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. They produce installations that choreograph the tension between visibility and opacity. Their films capture performances in front of the camera, often starting with a song, a picture, a film or a score from the near past. They upset normative historical narratives and conventions of spectatorship, as figures and actions across time are staged, layered and re-imagined. Their performers are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are having a long-term conversation about the conditions of performance, the violent history of visibility, the pathologization of bodies, but also about companionship, glamour and resistance.

Their most recent work, "Telepathic Improvisation" with performance by Marwa Arsanios, MPA, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Werner Hirsch, premiered in 2017 at Participant, New York.  "Silent" with performance by Aérea Negrot, premiered at the Biennale of Moving Image in Geneva in November 2016. In 2015 "I Want" with performance by Sharon Hayes, was shown in their solo show at Kunsthalle Zürich and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent solo exhibitions have included "Telepathic Improvisation" at the Centre Culturel Suisse Paris (2018) and CAMH Houston (2017), "Portrait of an Eye" at Kunsthalle Zürich (2015)  "Loving, Repeating" at Kunsthalle Wien (2015) "Patriarchal Poetry" at Badischer Kunstverein (2013), "Aftershow" at CAPC Bordeaux (2013), "Toxic Play in Two Acts" at South London Gallery (2012), and "Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité" at the Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneva (2011).  

Their work has been written about by writers and critics including Andre Lepecki, Mason Leaver-Yap, Gregg Bordowitz, Antke Engel, Nana Adusei-Poku, Mathias Danbolt, Ellen Feiss and Laura Guy. Their most recent catalogue "Telepathic Improvisation" (2018) was published by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, "I Want" was published by Sternberg Press (2016), "Aftershow" was published by Sternberg Press (2014),  Temporal Drag was published by Hatje Cantz in 2011.

C. V.

Solo Shows

2018

  • „Improvisation télépathique “, Centre Culturel Suisse , Paris
  • „Silent“, High Line Art, New York

2017

  • „Everybody talks about the weather... we don´t“, Participant, New York
  • „Silent“, Montreal, Galerie de l'UQAM
  • „Silent“, Galerie Marcelle Alix, Paris
  • „Telepathic Improvisation“, Contemporay Arts Museum, Houston

2016

  • „The Right to Opacity“, Asakusa, Tokyo
  • „To Valerie Solanas ...“, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal
  • „Two video works“, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

2015

  • „In Memoriam of Identity“, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
  • „Loving, Repeating“, Kunsthalle Vienna
  • „Opaque“, La Bf15, Lyon
  • „Opaque“, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
  • „Portrait of an Eye“, Kunstalle Zürich
  • „To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation “, Frac Franche-comté, Besançon

2014

  • „Journal Notes from Backstage“, Marcelle Alix, Paris

2013

  • „Aftershow“, CAPC, Bordeaux
  • „Normal Work “, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
  • „Patriarchal Poetry“, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
  • „To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation (after a score by Pauline Oliveros)“, Les Complices, Zürich

2012

  • „A Toxic Play in Two Acts“, South London Gallery, London, curated by Electra
  • „Toxic“, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
  • „Toxic“, Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, as part of the Triennale Paris

2011

  • „No Past“, Statements, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Art Basel
  • „Salomania“, Galerie Marcelle Alix, Paris

2010

  • „Charming for the Revolution “, Les Complices, Zürich
  • „Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité“, Centre d´Art, Geneve
  • „Salomania“, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2009

  • „N.O.Body“, Swiss Institute, New York
  • „Salomania“, Les Complices, Zürich
  • „Salomania“, O.T, Luzern

2008

  • „Normal Work“, Les Complices, Zürich
  • „Normal Work“, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Dolores, Amsterdam
  • „Normal Work“, Galerie 44, Toronto
  • „Normal Work“, Galerie Arquebuse, Geneve
  • „Normal Work“, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt

Group Shows (selection)

2018

  • „A Grammar Built with Rocks“, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles
  • „A Study in Scarlet“, Le Plateau, Paris
  • „Biennale de Rennes“, Rennes
  • „Could Be (An Arrow): A Reading of la Coleccion Jumex“, Jumex Museum, Mexico
  • „Essayer encore, rater encore, rater mieux“, Espace Le Commun, Genève
  • „Flâneuses?“, La Box, Bourges
  • „General Rehearsal“, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
  • „Hidden Workers“, Coreanna Museum of Art, Seoul
  • „Kathy Acker, Get Rid of Meaning“, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
  • „Somatechnics“, Museo d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bolzano
  • „Soon enough: Art in Action“, Tensta Konstall, Stockholm
  • „Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender Resistance“, Nottingham Contemporary

2017

  • „Among other things I’ve taken up smoking“, Tent, Rotterdam
  • „A Trigger: Gender as Tool as Weapon“, New Museum, New York
  • „Biennale of Moving Image“, Faena Art, Miami Beach
  • „Biennale of Moving Image “, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
  • „Coming out “, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • „New Aquisitions “, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • „Nora “, Garage, Rotterdam
  • „Nuit Blanche “, Paris
  • „Odarodle - Sittengeschichte eines Naturmysteriums, 1535-2017“, Schwules Museum, Berlin
  • „Pórtate Bien (Behave Yourself) “, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • „Reframing Worlds“, NGBK, Berlin
  • „The resistance of transparency“, Centro Párraga, Murcia
  • „To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation“, The Cinema, Plymouth Arts Center
  • „Wild - Transgender and the Communities of Desire“, Edith Ruth Haus, Oldenburg

2016

  • „1.-3. Person Singular“, Kunstverein Leipzig
  • „Biennale of Moving Image“, Centre d´art / Mamco, Geneva
  • „Collection. Territories and Fictions. Thinking a New Way of the World“, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • „Cosi Fan Tutte“, Video Art Centre, Verona
  • „Feminism is Politics! “, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
  • „Gwangju Biennale “, Gwangju
  • „Il y a de l´autre “, Rencontres photographiques d'Arles
  • „Islas Nuevas “, Galería Macchina, Santiago
  • „Our Heart Is a Foreign Country (Friendship as an alternative in a normal world) “, Tranzit, FKSE Studio Gallery, Budapest
  • „Sound Fields“, Beirut Art Center (BAC)
  • „Video“, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2015

  • „Alfred Jarry Archipelago : La Valse des pantins I“, Le Quartier, centre d'art contemporain, Quimper
  • „All Men Will Be Sisters“, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
  • „Andy Warhol, stars of the silver screen“, TIFF Lightbox, Toronto
  • „Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics “, 41 Cooper Gallery, New york and The Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago
  • „Cine Esquema Novo Expandido: Forum Berlinale“, Cinemateca Capitólio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • „Doors Open “, Forum Expanded Berlinale , Akademie der Künste, Berlin
  • „Feminine Futures – The Membrane of the Dream & The Membrane of the Real“, Museum Langmatt, Baden
  • „Gelecek Queer “, Ark Kültür, Istambul
  • „Haunting“, Firstdraft, Sydney
  • „Ident-alter-ity, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art“, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
  • „La vérité des apparences (Truth of appearances)“, La Tôlerie Art Center, Clermont-Ferrand
  • „Nascent States“, Waterside Contemporary, London
  • „Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Melanie Bonajo, Terence Nance“, Parse Gallery, New Orleans
  • „She Devil “, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  • „Videonale “, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2014

  • „8. Tanznacht Berlin 2014“, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
  • „About glass ceilings and sticky floors “, Kunstverein Wegenhallen, Stuttgart
  • „Fringe Film Art Fest“, Rose Lipman Building, London
  • „Humainnonhumain“, Fondation Ricard, Paris
  • „Le Rire, un parcours jaune “, Centre d'art contemporain du Pays de Lorient
  • „Now Showing “, Caroll/Fletcher, London
  • „Of Other Bodies“, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry
  • „Sequins, Self & Struggle“, Centre for Curating the Archive at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town
  • „The Missing Stories“, CAFAM Biennial, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
  • „The Other Sight“, CAC Vilnius
  • „The Yvonne Rainer Project - Lives of Performers“, Ferme du Buisson, Paris
  • „Transformers“, Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles
  • „Wie wir leben wollen “, Shedhalle, Zürich
  • „You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows“, Hollybush Gardens, London

2013

  • „A Museum of Gesture“, La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
  • „Bad Girls“, Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine, Metz
  • „Désirs sans destin“, Théâtre Saint Gervais, Genève
  • „Disabled by Normality“, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
  • „Disobedience Archive (The Republic) “, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
  • „Economy“, Stills, Edinburgh
  • „Fais un effort pour te souvenir, ou à défaut invente“, Bétonsalon, Paris
  • „Good Girls-Memory, Desire, Power“, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest
  • „Lips Painted Red“, Trondheim Kunstmuseum
  • „Make-up, at Antonia Baehr and Werner Hirsch's table“, Beursschouwburg, Brussel
  • „Per Speculum Me Video“, Frankfurter Kunstverein
  • „The Grand Domestic Revolution“, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • „The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON“, City of Women Festival , Ljubljana
  • „The only performances that make it all the way …“, Künstlerhaus Graz

2012

  • „Accrochage“, Musée d´Art, Lausanne
  • „Buy My Bananas“, Kate Werble Gallery, New York
  • „Impulse(s) “, Musée Felicien Rops, Namur
  • „Intense Proximity“, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • „La jeunesse est un art“, Kunsthaus Aarau
  • „Many Colored Hands Placed Side By Side... “, Réfectoire des Nonnes, Lyon
  • „Masquerade“, Coreana museum of Art, Seoul
  • „Plus ou moins sorcières“, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, Paris
  • „Reality Manifestos“, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien
  • „Rentmeister, Boudry/ Lorenz, Ottersbach“, Tobias Naehring, Leipzig
  • „Rosa Arbeitet auf goldener Strasse “, Akademie der Künste , Vienna
  • „The Grand Domestic Revolution“, The Showroom, London

2011

  • „Accrochage“, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
  • „All I Can See is the Management“, Gasworks, London
  • „Chewing the Scenery“, Theatre Fondamenta Nove, 54th Venice Biennale
  • „Coming after“, The Power Plant, Toronto
  • „Historical Structures“, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil
  • „Junge Kunst“, Kunsthaus Zürich
  • „K.Acker : The Office“, Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille
  • „Playground Festival“, Stuk, Leuven
  • „Re.Act.Feminism #2 – a performing archive“, Centro Cultural Monterhermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • „The Grand Domestic Revolution“, Casco, Utrecht
  • „Untold Stories“, Kunsthalle Tallinn

2010

  • „Accrochage“, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
  • „Gender Blending“, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris
  • „Lecture Performances“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
  • „N.O.Body with Antonia Baehr“, Aichi Triennale, Japan

2009

  • „Bertha von Suttner Revisited“, Harmannsburg
  • „Everywhere“, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela
  • „Lecture Performances“, Kunstverein Köln
  • „Mother Festival“, Hayarkon 70, Tel Aviv
  • „Swiss Awards“, Basel

2008

  • „And then we take Berlin...“, Substitut, Berlin
  • „Contrasenas“, Monterhermoso Cultural Center, Monterhermoso
  • „Femmes´r us“, Radialsystem, Berlin
  • „Make out!“, Studio 44, Stockholm
  • „Sex brennt!“, Charité Museum, Berlin

2007

  • „Du Nord“, Musée des Beaux-Arts, lausanne
  • „Eau Sauvage“, Fieldgate Gallery, London
  • „Lost & Found“, Shedhalle, Zürich
  • „Normal Love“, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • „Oh girl, it's a boy!“, Kunstverein, München
  • „Swiss Awards“, Basel

Prizes/Scholarships

2018

  • „Residency New York“, Senat, Berlin

2016

  • „Residency New York“, Canton de Vaud

2013

  • „Stiftung Kunstfonds“, Bonn

2012

  • „Paris-Atelier Cité des Arts“, Canton de Vaud
  • „Résidence aux Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers“, Paris

2011

  • „Paris-Atelier Cité des Arts “, Senat, Berlin

2010

  • „Accrochage“, musee des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
  • „Katalogförderung“, Senat, Berlin

2009

  • „Swiss art awards“

2008

  • „Bourse arts plastiques Vaud“

2007

  • „Film- und Videoförderung des Künsterlinnenprogramms Berlin“
  • „Swiss art awards“

2004

  • „Projektförderung im Bereich Bildende Kunst des Senats“
  • „Swiss art awards“