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

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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