ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Vincent Cazeneuve (b.1977) is a French artist using Chinese lacquer as his primary medium of creation.

After completing his studies in France, he created a studio specializing in the restoration of Western and Asian lacquerware before moving to Chongqing, China, in 2009 to decipher the secret of lacquer and the traditional Chinese culture and artisanal techniques associated with his work.

He gradually developed his narratives and aesthetics from both occidental and oriental influences with his deceptively simple and yet complex language while relentlessly exploring non-traditional supports such as old rice bags, jute ropes, bamboo, and leather. He also tries to draw on other art forms such as lithography, relief carving, collage, and traditional crafts such as cloth and bamboo weaving, lending his work rich layers and tactile feelings.

Vincent Cazeneuve’s work has been widely exhibited in art institutions in China and abroad, including the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, Beijing (2020), Yunnan Provincial Museum (2019), Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (2019), Chinese Cultural Center, Paris, France (2017), Revel IMARA, France (2013), Shanghai Biennale of Contemporary Art ( 2010), etc. Meanwhile, his work has been included in private collections in France, Italy, the United States, Switzerland, and China.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Vincent Cazeneuve

1977 Région de Toulouse, France
Ecole des Métiers d’Art, Revel, France

INSTITUTE EXHIBITIONS

2021 Récits - Vincent CAZENEUVE, XLY MoMA, Chengdu, China 
2020 The New Crafts, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China
2019 Coming from Hemudu, the 5th International Lacquerware Exhibition, Yunnan Provincial Museum, Yunnan, China
New Edition of Chongqing Context, Contemporary Cross-industry Art Exhibition of Chongqing Intangible Cultural HeritageArt Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
2017 A Long Fest along the Silk Road, Chinese Cultural Centre of Paris, France
2013 Laque Contemporaine, Revel IMARA (Institute of Arts and crafts), France
2010 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China Memorial Sichuan Earthquake, Sichuan, China
2008 Group Exhibition, French Heritage Day, Musée de Revel, Revel, France 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Wandering, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
2016 Love Letter from a French Artist to Chongqing, Sunshine 100 Arles, Chongqing, China Committed, Le French May, in collaboration with Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China 
2015 Château de Beaupré, Bouches-du-Rhône, France YenakArt Villa Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2014 Wensen Qi Solo Exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China Silk and Paper Works, The Company Studio, Shanghai, China Laque Contemporaine, Espace Roguet, Toulouse, France
2013 Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China 
2012 L’Art et la Matière, Paris, France Poetic Layers, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China 
2011 Galerie Accord, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France St. Laurent des Arbres, Châteaux Beaupré Deuleuze, France Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010 Galerie le Pastel, Toulouse, France Salon Revelation, Revel, France Galerie le Pont des Arts, Suzhou, China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Cloud Mirror, Up Art Space, Guiyang ,China

2020
As Time Goes By, New Stories from the Garden, Curated by Jérémie Thircuir, Cang Lang Ting and Ke Yuan, Suzhou, China

2019
Unearthed, duo exhibition, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
Collision, duo exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France 
Inhale, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

2018
The Enduring Practices of Lacquer, duo exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
Sin Sin Social Club 1, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China 

2017
The Exotic Show, Louis Vuitton, Singapore
Modern Oriental, Art Appreciation, Prime Orienting 2017 International Art Festival, Chongqing, China
35, New Space Opening Exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
Path, duo exhibition, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

2014
Double Happiness, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
Revisit, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

2013
Installation, part of the French Heritage Day in collaboration with the composer David Lataillade, Toulouse, France
REACH, Art Basel Hong Kong, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
Ten Years After, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

2012
Lotus Arts de Vivre, Bangkok, Thailand

2011
Landscape, Moon Art Space, Chongqing, China

2009
501 Art Space, Chongqing, China

2008
Saorge in situ, Saorge, France Performance, True Colors Art Space, Tokyo, Japan   
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2020 The New Crafts, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China

2018 My Journey at the Roots of Chinese Lacquer Process, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

2017 Construction/Destruction/Traditional Chinese Lacquer, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China

EXHIBITIONS

2022.09.07 – 2022.10.15
Shanghai, China
2020.07.11 – 2020.08.29
DUMONTEIL Shanghai
2021.11.23 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2021.11.23 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2019.09.14 – 2019.10.12
Paris, France
2018.09.01 – 2018.10.28
Shanghai, China
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China

VIDEO

The Enduring Practices of Lacquer - WENG Jijun & Wensen QI, by Action Media
LACQUE MAN - a film by Arjarn Jin