Zhuo Qi

ZHUO Qi, Born in 1985 in Fuxin, Liaoning, China. He lives and works between Paris and Limoges.

“I am not positive; I am not negative. I am poetic”

“I am a foreigner; I make strange objects in a foreign country. I try to understand and enter the society where I am at. I wear my Chinese head, so there are always clashes between my own culture and the western culture (I live in these conditions)”

Sensitive to details and shifts of all kinds (especially cultural), his work questions the relationship of bodies to objects, of objects to their representations or to their possible activations.

During the last trimester of 2020, Zhuo Qi was invited to an artistic residency by the Martell Foundation in Cognac, France. The foundation offered him the rare opportunity to have unlimited access to a glassblower’s studio. This is how he was able to develop his latest series Bubble-Game, mixing Chinese antique sculptures and glassblowing technique.

Zhuo Qi uses this material in a radical and performative way, disrupting the traditional forms of the ceramist to create surprising sculptures that break completely with the usual use of these objects. Zhuo Qi decided to give these ancient sculptures a new life, to restore them in his own way: he is using blown glass to fill voids, missing parts, so the pre-existing work of art becomes another work. A new cycle of life is created, reminding us of the Buddhist cycles of reincarnation.

The viewer is seized by the paradox that surrounds each work in the series. To the aesthetics and power of these sculptures of ancient Buddhas is added that of these fragile and colored glass cushions: all of this is strangely beautiful…


Zhuo Qi est né en 1985 à Fuxin, Lianing, Chine. Il vit et travailleentre Paris et Limoges depuis 2008.


  • 2008-11 / DNSEP à l’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts du Mans
  • 2011-13 / DNAP à l’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts du Mans
  • 2013-14 / Post-diplôme DAS à Haute École d’Art et de Design Genève
  • 2014-15 / Post diplôme du Programme KAOLIN de l’ENSA Limoges.


  • 2021 / Étrangement beau, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
  • 2019 / Y’a des jours comme ça, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
  • 2018 / Méditation, Centre céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France


  • 2020 / As time goes by…, Suzhou, Chine
  • 2019 / Boîte à outils, Musée le Carroi, Chinon, France
  • 2019 / Private Choice, Paris, France
  • 2016 / Salon de Montrouge 16, Montrouge, France Contemporary Ceramics, Art Beijing, Pékin, Chine
  • 2016 / KAO EXPORT LTD, Musée national Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France
  • 2015 / Private Choice, Paris, France
  • 2015 / Confronting Anitya, Musée de Salagon, Mane, France
  • 2015 / Remarquer la porcelaine, Wroclaw, Pologne
  • 2014 / Transit, Bazaar Compatible Program, Shanghai, Chine 1320°, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, Chine
  • 2013 / INSIDE OUT, Commune de Bardonnex et Genève, Suisse
  • 2013 / Grande Image Lab, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France Sous Conditions, Centre d’art Ile Moulins’ art, Pays de la Loire, France
  • 2013 / Ecce homo Ludens, saison suisse “le jeu dans l’art contemporain”, Musée Suisse du Jeu, La Tour-de- Peilz, Suisse


  • 2020 / Fondation Martell, Cognac
  • 2018 / Centre Céramique Contemporaine, La Borne, France
  • 2017 / Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2017 / 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, Chine
  • 2013 / Centre d’art Ile Moulins’ art, Pays de la Loire, France