Photo ©Diane Arques ADAGP, 2023



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.


Vincent Cazeneuve

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


Vincent CAZENEUVE - Chongqing Artist Archive, Rock Space, Yuelai Art Museum, Chongqing, China
VOYAGE DE SAVOIR-FAIRE, chi K11 Art Space, Guangzhou, China
World of Lacquer: Change & Connection, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

VOYAGE DE SAVOIR-FAIRE, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Start From the Lacquer: The Expression of Contemporary Forms and Concepts, TCCA, Xiamen, China

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 

My Side of the Mountain, DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China
Retrospective: 2012-2022, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

Wandering, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

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 

Château de Beaupré, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
YenakArt Villa Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Wensen Qi Solo Exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
Silk and Paper Works, The Company Studio, Shanghai, China
Laque Contemporaine, Espace Roguet, Toulouse, France

Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China 

L’Art et la Matière, Paris, France
Poetic Layers, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China

Galerie Accord, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
St. Laurent des Arbres, Châteaux Beaupré Deuleuze, France
Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China

Galerie le Pastel, Toulouse, France
Salon Revelation, Revel, France
Galerie le Pont des Arts, Suzhou, China

Cloud Mirror, Up Art Space, Guiyang ,China
Towards a New Land: Tales of the Ancient Pavilion, Cang Lang Ting & Ke Yuan & Yiyuan & Yipu, Suzhou, China 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lotus Arts de Vivre, Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape, Moon Art Space, Chongqing, China

501 Art Space, Chongqing, China

Saorge in situ, Saorge, France Performance, True Colors Art Space, Tokyo, Japan   

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


2023.09.07 – 2023.10.04
DUMONTEIL Contemporary
8 Rue d'Aboukir 75002 Paris
2022.09.07 – 2022.10.15
2020.07.11 – 2020.08.29
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


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