ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Wensen Qi (b.1977 in Toulouse, France),birth name Vincent Cazeneuve, accomplished his studies at Ecole des Metiers d’Art in Revel before opening his first studio specialized in the restoration of Western and Asian lacquer wares. To acquire the full knowledge on lacquer art, Wensen moved to Chongqing, China in 2009 and committed himself to deciphering the secret of lacquer as well as the traditional Chinese culture around this particular form of art. 

He gradually developed his own narratives and aesthetics from both occidental and oriental influences with his deceptively simple and yet complex language, and further explored the integration of lacquer with materials including ramie canvas, rope, bamboos, leather, etc. Wensen also adopts various texture effects, such as lithography, relief prints and mosaic collage, lending his artworks rich layers and tactile feelings.

Wensen’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (2019); Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai (2018); Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong (2017); Chateau de Beaupré, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (2015); Yenakart Villa Art Gallery, Bangkok (2015); Espace Roguet, Toulouse, France (2014), etc. Wensen’s works have also been acquired by private collectors in France, Italy, the US, Switzerland and China.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Wensen Qi (Vincent Cazeneuve)

1977 Born in Toulouse Region, France
Ecole des Métiers d’Art, Revel, France

INSTITUTE EXHIBITIONS

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

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