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



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 work has been recently shown at 35th São Paulo Art Biennal, Crystal Palace/Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery London, the Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Centre Pompidou Paris, Seoul Museum of Art, Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, New Museum New York,  Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin or 58th Biennale di Venezia (Swiss Pavillon).


Recent solo exhibitions include:

Walk Silently Silently In The Dark Until Your Feet Become Ears, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2023),  "Portrait of a Movement" Tensta Konstall Stockholm (2023) "Il cristal es mi piel - Glass Is My Skin" - at Crystal Palace Madrid / Museo Reina Sofia (2022),  "Portrait of a Movement" CA2M Museum Madrid (2022), "Silent Manifesto" at Kunstraum Innsbruck (2021, "(No)Time" at Frac Bretagne (2021), “Moving Backwards” Swiss Pavillon, 58th Biennale di Venezia, "Ongoing Experiments with Strangeness" at the Julia Stoschek Collection (2019), Berlin, "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), "Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité" at the Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneva (2011).  


Their most recent catalogue "Stages" (2022) was published by Spector Books.

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