Jimena Pérez Salerno

© Diego Echegoyen
© Diego Echegoyen


Jimena Pérez Salerno is an Argentinian choreographer and dancer based in Brussels. She considers choreographic practice as a system of relations that enables different ways of imagination, attention and coexistence. Her work leans towards performative practices that contemplate the activation of an unexpected context where collective reflections emerge through the experience of an implicated body. She collaborates and engages continuously with other artists as a fundamental part of her exploration in collective work. In her last project, Unproductive Will, she researched the concept of expanded choreography as a critical approach towards political awareness, reflecting on linear time and productive behaviour, which she considers to be collective colonial wounds.

Jimena obtained a postgraduate degree at a.pass in 2022. She holds a MA in Scenic Practice and Visual Culture at ARTEA and Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, 2019) and a Degree in Choreographic Composition from the National University of Arts (AR, 2014). She received a Danceweb scholarship within ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival (Vienna, 2019). Her work is supported by Bâtard Festival (slow collaboration). Current residency partners for her work are workspacebrussels and Kunstencentrum BUDA (2024-25).