List of Works

1 Spuckfiguren & Synergien. 2022. installation view. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken. photo credits. Joas Strecker

2 U Bahn Camera Dance 2021. video still

3 I Wish I Was A Dancer. 2022. Installation view. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken. photo credits. Joas Strecker

4 Blau. 2021 videostill

5 Erde (Serielle Unseriöse Figuren) 2021 videostill

6 (only acts of productivity). 2022. daily performance since 2018. photo credits Philipp Majer

7 Paulette Penje, Michael von Schönberg. The air still breezy. 2022. live performance. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken. photo credits. Hannah Mevis

8 Lick Pieces. 2019. installation view. Galerie der HBK Saar

9 A currently circulating story. 2021. performance in public space. Alice-Salomon-Platz. Hellersdorf. photo credits. Aleks Slota

10 I wish I was dancer. 2022. installation view. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken. photo credits. Joas Strecker

11 Spuckfiguren & Synergien. 2022. Installation view. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

12 Funny Isolations. 2021. video still. studio

Bio Paulette Penje

The video- and performance artist Paulette Penje (*1984, Berlin) works with color and movement. She questions painting, space and the in-between through and with her body. She studied in Saarbrücken and NYC. 2017 she was awarded by the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Her installations and performances are shown internationally. In 2022 she had her first institutional solo exhibition at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

Paulette Penje works primarily with her own body, in painting, video and performance. She works with performative repetition and takes up movement sequences again and again. What does repetition mean? Is it a matter of re-staging, of performing something again or experiencing it once more? At what point do spaces of possibility become a fixed identity? Do social contexts manifest themselves through repetition? These constant questions open up complexes of meaning of presence, body and truth. In each of her works, Paulette Penje asks questions about artistic processes: What is painting? What is performance? What is documentation? Where is art created? How authentic must a work be? Who sets the rules for artistic work? What do we demand from an art piece? How important are the processes of the creation of painting, the remains and tools used? Does an artist necessarily have to be at the place in order to develop an authentic work withe the space? She questions her own work and art as a whole.

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