Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz at the 35th Bienal de São Paulo

Opening September 6

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz have been selected to participate in the 35th Bienal de São Paulo: Coregraphies of the Impossible. The curatorial team is composed by Hélio Menezes, Grada Kilomba, Diane Lima and Manuel Borja-Villel.


How can bodies in movement be able to choreograph the possible, within the impossible? The proposal for the 35th Bienal de São Paulo emerges as a mutual project around multiple possibilities to choreograph the impossible. As the title already suggests, it is an invitation to radical imaginations about the unknown, or even about what figures as im/possible.


We employ the term choreography to highlight the practice of drawing sequences of movements across time and space, generating multiple and new fractions, forms, images and possibilities, despite all the infeasibility and denial. We are interested in the rhythms, tools, strategies, and technologies, as well as in all symbolic, economic and juridical procedures that extra-disciplinary knowledges are able to promote, producing thus the flight, the refusal and their poetic exercises.


Here we present the impossible indefinitely, for we comprehend that its generative violence also goes beyond what we can imagine. They are often immeasurable, indescribable and unimaginable. We are concerned, therefore, about describing, without reenacting.


And so the choreography rehearsal begins.


List of participating artists

July 12, 2023