ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Vincent Cazeneuve (b.1977),also known as 文森·漆 (Wensen QI), 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 traditional Chinese culture 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 Born in Toulouse Region, 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

2020.07.11 – 2020.08.29
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