Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz produce film installations that revisit historical moments, often unrepresented or illegible queer histories, and with a particular interest in a critical history of the photographic and moving image itself.

Their most recent work To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe, In Recognition of their Desperation (2013) is based on the eponymous 1970 score by avant-garde feminist composer Pauline Oliveros, filmed in Funkhaus Nalepastraße, the former GDR Radio studios in Berlin, and featuring performances from the musicians Rachel Aggs, Peaches, Catriona Shaw, Verity Susman, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, William Wheeler. The work had its premiere exhibition as part of their solo show Patriarchal Poetry at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe in Autumn 2013 and was shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York, in a special event with the artists, Oliveros and Gregg Bordowitz in May 2014.

Previous works include Toxic (2012), with performances by Werner Hirsch and Ginger Brooks Takahashi, commissioned for Intense Proximity, La Triennale, 2012; No Future, No Past, commissioned by Andrea Thal for the Swiss off-site project, Chewing The Scenery, Venice Biennale, 2011; Charming for the Revolution, 2009; Normal Work, 2007.

Recent retrospectives and solo exhibitions have included Aftershow, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2013; Toxic Play in Two Acts, South London Gallery, 2012; Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité, Centre d´Art Contemporain, Geneve, 2011.

They are represented by Ellen de Bruijn, Amsterdam and Marcelle Alix, Paris.

Their work has been written about by writers and critics including Gregg Bordowitz, Antke Engel and Mathias Danbolt. Their most recent catalogue, Temporal Drag, was published by Hatje Cantz in 2011.

Swiss Pavilion, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Mr. Backlash, 2016. Photo: Alice Mollica. Courtesy of the artists and Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz
Berlin, 2004
Germany

Past Exhibitions

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz: Telepathic Improvisation

Centre Culturelle Suisse
13/01/2018 — 25/03/2018

Esma’/Listen

Beirut Art Center 27/04/2016 — 21/08/2016

Solo Shows

2015
To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, FRAC – Franche-Comté, Besançon
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Pauline Boudry/ Renate Lorenz Loving, Repeating, Museumsquartier, Vienna
Pauline Boudry + Renate Lorenz, Opaque – La BF15, Lyon
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2014
Journal Notes from Backstage, Marcelle Alix, Paris

2013
Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Patriarchal Poetry, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Normal Work, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz,  Aftershow, CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux

2012
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Toxic Play in two Acts, SLG South London Gallery, London
Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Toxic, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Group Shows

2016
Islas Nuevas, Galería Macchina, Santiago

2015
Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetic, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
All Men Become Sisters, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Main Building, Lodz
Alien Encounters, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
La vérité des apparences, Histoires de codes et de reflets, Espace d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont Ferrand
5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Vienna Biennale 2015, Ideas for Change, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La Valse Des Pantins, Acte I, Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, le Quartier, Quimper
Nascent States, waterside contemporary, London
Videonale.15, Videonale, Bonn

2014
The Other Sight, Vilnius
lives of performers La Ferme du buisson, centre d’art et de curiosités culturelles, Noisiel
L’Art Chemin Faisant… Le Rire, Un Parcours Jaune, Atelier d’Estienne, Pont-Scorff
2nd CAFAM Biennale: The Invisible Hand, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Of Other Bodies, Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
Now Showing: A Group Exhibition of Artists’ Film, Carroll / Fletcher, London
You Don´t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows, Hollybush Gardens, London

2013
Jahresgaben 2013/2014, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Per Speculum Me Video, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
See Under:Actor, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
The only performances that make it all the way …, Künstlerhaus, der Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz
Good Girls. Memory Desire Power, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Bad Girls, 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz
Disobedience Archive (The Republic), Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Le CAPC a 40 ans – CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On, Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
Economy, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, Scotland
Fais un effort pour te souvenir. Ou, à défaut, invente, Bétonsalon, Paris
ECONOMY, Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2012
Group Exhibition, Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig
re.act.feminism #2, A Performing Archive, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
Rosa Arbeit auf goldener Straße, xhibit, Ausstellungsräume der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna
Rosa Arbeit auf goldener Straße, DOK NÖ – Niederösterreichisches Dokumentationszentrum für moderne Kunst, St. Pölten
The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On, The Showroom, London
La jeunesse est un art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Sinopale 4, Bienale Office, Istanbul
Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York City, NY
re.act.feminism #2, A Performing Archive, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde
re.act.feminism 2, a performing archive, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
La Triennale 2012, Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
9=10. Carte blanche aux lauréats d’Accrochage [Vaud], Palais de Rumine, Lausanne
Reality Manifestos, or can Dialectics break Bricks?, WUK – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Plus Ou Moins SorciÈres 1/3 : Ambivalence D’une Figure, Maison populaire, Montreuil

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Berlin Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 2004 Lives in: Berlin
W: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz M: boudry-lorenz@snafu.de