Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

°1972, Lausanne (CH) / °1963, Bonn (DE) - live and work in Berlin (DE)

This artist duo based in Berlin has worked together since 2007. Their work often revisits materials from the past, such as a score, a piece of music, a film, a photograph or a performance, wondering about and excavating unrepresented or illegible moments of utopia in history. They work with performance to create embodiments, which can conflate different times, whilst drawing relations between these times. In this way, Boudry/Lorenz often create illegitimate collaborations: partly fictitious, partly cross-temporal.

The performers in their films are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are having a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility since early modernity, the pathologization of bodies, but also glamour and resistance. They are interested in the question of how ‘normality’ can be reworked today, how difference can be lived without constant disempowerment, without being appropriated and without taking on the neoliberal economy’s offers of integration.


Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz
Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz (Photo by Bernadette Paassen)

Recent retrospectives and solo exhibitions have included in Kunsthalle, Zürich; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; CAPC, Bordeaux; South London Gallery, London; and Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva.
Boudry/Lorenz was also featured in several international group exhibitions such as La Triennale, Milan; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2015; and they represented the Swiss Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz are represented by the following galleries;
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Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Marcelle Alix, Paris

You can view more work on Boudry/Lorenz’ own website.

works by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

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