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    Zhuo Qi fuels his artistic practice with the daily experience of the semantic and linguistic miracles generated by cultural gap and its long history of misunderstandings. Through humor and ceramics, he confronts traditions and know-how. In his work, porcelain is both the medium and the object of an experimental “cuisine” characterized by the creation of objects involving foreign bodies immerged in incongruous, enigmatic, sometimes hostile, but always amusing environments.

    From 2015 to 2019, he has directed several solo exhibitions in different European cities: Paris, Marseille, Geneva and Berlin. In 2016, he was part of the “KAO EXPORT LTD” exhibition at the Adrien Dubouché National Museum in Limoges, France. In 2014 his work was exhibited at the “1320” collective exhibition in the JCI exhibition space in Jingdezhen, China. In 2018, his works were exhibited at the Contemporary Ceramic Center of La Borne after a residency of several months.

    Zhuo Qi was born in 1985 in Fuxin (Liaoning province, China). He graduated with honors from the Le Mans Higher School of Fine Arts (the DNSEP Diploma), did the post graduate program KAOLIN of the ENSA Limoges in France and the Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland, he has been working and living in France since 2008. He did a residency at the Fondation Martell in Cognac, France at the end of 2020.

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      Born in Fuxin, China in 1985
      Works and lives in Paris

      EDUCATION

      2014-2015
      Post graduate Program KAOLIN of ENSA Limoges, France
      2013-2014
      Post graduate DAS – REALisation, Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland
      2008-2013
      Le Mans Higher School of Fine Arts (the DNSEP Diploma), Graduated with honors, Le Mans, France

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2022
      History never really says goodbye, PARIS-B, Paris, France

      2021
      Étrangement beau, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

      2019
      Le service de table chaleureux, CCP, Geneva, Switzerland
      Jarstice, Galerie Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
      Y’a des jours comme ça, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

      2018
      Méditation, Centre céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France

      2017
      BURNED ANGELS, Edmond Gallery, Berlin, Germany

      2016
      Firecrackers allow the neighbours to live in peace and harmony, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France

      2015
      Working in progress, Galerie OÙ, Marseille, France
      Fragile, Chenaux Gallery, Paris, France

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2021
      « Towards a New Land: Tales of the Ancient Pavilion » the contemporary art exhibition of the first Suzhou Garden Art Festival, Suzhou, China
      Quand la matière devient art, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France

      2020
      Spécial Art & Craft, Eleven Steens, Brussels, Belgium
      As time goes by…, Suzhou, China

      2019
      All we have is what our childhood gave us, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
      Boîte à outils, Musée le Carroi, Chinon, France

      2018
      Best (iaire), Galerie Porte Avion, Marseille, France

      2017
      Métamorphose de l’ordinaire, Galerie Les lles du calvaire, Paris, France
      Matière Première, Galerie Laure Roynette, Paris, France
      La comédie du langage, Galerie hôtel de ville Chinon, Chinon, France
      Les archives du feu, HEAD Geneve, Switzerland

      2016
      Détournements et distorsions, 6 Mandel, Paris, France
      Choséité, Galerie Épisodique, Paris, France
      Matieres grises et noirs desseins, Galerie Porte Avion, Marseille, France
      Salon de Montrouge 16, Montrouge, France
      Contemporary Ceramics, Art Beijing, Pékin, Chine
      KAO EXPORT LTD, Musée national Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France

      2015
      Private Choice15, Paris, France
      Confronting Anitya, Musée de Salagon, Mane, France
      Remarquer la porcelaine, Wroclaw, Poland

      2014
      Transit, Bazaar Compatible Program, Shanghai, China
      1320°, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

      2013
      INSIDE OUT, Commune de Bardonnex et Genève, Switzerland
      Grande Image Lab, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
      Sous Conditions, Centre d’art Ile Moulins’ art, Pays de la Loire, France

      2012
      Ecce homo Ludens, saison suisse “le jeu dans l’art contemporain”, Musée Suisse du Jeu, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

      RESIDENCIES

      2021
      IDE (International Design Expeditions) to Poland, Warsaw, Poland
      Porcelain Academy Messen 2021 – an artist in residence program with support of ELZER Fondation, Stuttgart

      2020
      Fondation d’Entreprise Martell, Cognac, France

      2018
      Centre Céramique Contemporaine, La Borne, France

      2017
      Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France
      Résidences La Borne, Centre céramique contemporaine La Borne, La Borne, France

      2015
      OÙ lieu d’exposition pour l’art actuel, Marseille, France

      2014
      JCI (Jingdezhen ceramic institute) de Jingdezhen, China

      2013
      Centre d’art Ile Moulins’ art, Pays de la Loire, France

      PUBLICATIONS

      2017
      « Qi Zhuo: Lose Mental Burden», Art World, n°321, 2017
      2016
      Dominique Poiret, « Zhuo Qi, expérimentations extrêmes », Revue de la céramique et du verre, n°208, May 2016, p. 74 (ISSN 0294-202X)
      2015
      Yvonne Manfrini and Jean Stern, « Sans le socle », Geneva, HEAD-Geneva, 2015, 270 p. (ISBN 978-2-940377-76-3)
      Dominique Poiret, « Qi Zhuo, fragile », Revue de la céramique et du verre, n°202, May 2015, p. 73 (ISSN 0294-202X)
      Aude Lavigne, « Entretien avec Zhuo Qi », Franceculture, 16 June 2015
      2016
      Phaidon, Wallpaper City Guide, London, Phaidon, 2016, p. 58-59
      Aude Lavigne, « Entretien avec Zhuo Qi », Franceculture, 16 June 2015
      Gaya Goldcymer and Johnatan Taïeb, L’art & ses objets, Paris, 120 p.(ISBN 978-2-9532972-3-2), p. 23,107