Pauline Payen

Pauline, Agnès a.k.a. Nghiêm, Yannie, Payen (or PAYP) ate a spider age 2. She/They work at the crossing of dance, performance, and visual arts. Pauline is particularly interested in paradoxes, voices, faces, powers, shadows, chewing-gum, dreams, attitudes, loops, slippery things, death, sound, poetry, theatricality, magic, social stereotypes, personas, and other ghosts. 

Pauline received grants and residencies from institutions such as Goethe Institut, Kuda New Media Center Serbia, Flutgraben performances Berlin, Berliner Senat for Europe and Culture, Neu Start Kultur Dachverband Germany, Studio Alta Prague, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Kulturamtes Düsseldorf, WP Zimmer Antwerp.

They were a panelist at INVENTUR #2, Düsseldorf and nominated for the CAA young choreographer Award in 2021. She is part of the Psychedelic Choir led by Zorka Wollny, Collective Vietnam Dioxine, and the Marzahn Movement Studios.