Born in 1985 in Fuxin, China
Lives and works in Paris, France

QI Zhuo

Qi Zhuo was born in 1985 in Fuxin, Liaoning, China, and now lives and works between Paris, France and Jingdezhen, China. Qi Zhuo graduated with honors from the Le Mans School of Art and Design (with a DNSEP diploma), before completing the KAOLIN postgraduate program at ENSA Limoges in France and the Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland. Zhuo's practice contains reflections on multiculturalism and cultural misunderstandings. He deploys various materials such as ceramics, glass, metal, and paper, exploring their history, cultural significance, and internal traditions. By transforming these materials, he establishes a delicate balance and creates a comprehensive artistic language.

On the surface, Qi Zhuo's works are humorous and poetic but they are also full of contradictions and uncertainty. As a Chinese person in a foreign country, he tries to interpret the social environment from the perspective of the "other", while examining his own culture from a foreign perspective. The differences and misunderstandings generated by the collision of different cultures and languages become a way of communication. Qi Zhuo’s works use this context to set up a variety of "mistakes" for the audience.


Post graduate Program KAOLIN of ENSA Limoges, France

Post graduate DAS – REALisation , Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva , Switzerland

Le Mans Higher School of Fine Arts (the DNSEP Diploma ), Le Mans, France


solo shows

History never really says goodbye, Galerie Paris-B, Paris, France

Étrangement beau, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

Le service de table chaleureux, CCP, Genève, Suisse
Jarstice, Galerie Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
Y’a des jours comme ça, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

Méditation, Centre céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France

I BURNED ANGELS, Edmond Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Firecrackers allow the neighbours to live in peace and harmony, untilthen Gallery, Paris, France

Working in progress,  OÙ Gallery, Marseille, France
‘Fragile’, Chenaux Gallery, Paris, France

group shows

Towards a New Land: Tales of the Ancient Pavilion, The contemporary art exhibition of the first Suzhou Garden Art Festival, Suzhou, China
Quand la matière devient art, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France

Spécial Art & Craft, Eleven Steens, Bruxelles, Belgium
As time goes by…, Suzhou, China

All we have is what our childhood gave us, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
Boîte à outils, Musée le Carroi, Chinon, France

Bestiaire, Porte avion Gallery, Marseille, France

Métamorphose de l’ordinaire, Galerie Les les filles du calvaire, Paris, France
Matière Première, Galerie Laure Roynette,Paris, France
La comédie du langage, galerie hôtel de ville Chinon, Chinon, France
Les archives du feu, HEAD Geneva, Switzerland

Détournements et distorsions, 6 Mandel, Paris, France
Choséité, Épisodique Gallery, Paris, France
Matieres grises et noirs desseins, Porte avion Gallery, Marseille, France
Salon de Montrouge 16, Montrouge, France
Contemporary Ceramics, Art Beijing, Beijing, China
Confronting Anitya in Gasometer, Liechtenstein and KunstPalais Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
WANT TO COME OVER, Montparnasse,Paris,France
KAO EXPORT LTD, the National Museum Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France

Private Choice15, FIAC, Paris, France 
Confronting Anitya, Musée de Salagon, Mane, France 
Remarquer la porcelaine, Wroclaw, Poland

Transit, Bazaar Compatible Program, Shanghai, China
1320°, JCI exhibition space, Jingdezhen, China

INSIDE OUT, Geneva, Switzerland
Grande Image Lab., Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
Sous Conditions, Centre d’art Ile Moulins’ art, Pays de la Loire, France

Ecce homo Ludens, season Switzerland “le jeu dans l’art contemporain”, Musée Suisse du Jeu, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland



Porcelain Academy Messen 2021 – an artist in residence program with support of ELZER Fondation, Stuttgar        
IDE(International design expeditions ) to Poland,Warsaw

Fondation d’Entreprise Martell, Cognac, France

Centre Céramique Contemporaine, La Borne, France

Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Résidences La Borne, Centre céramique contemporaine La Borne, La Borne, France

OÙ lieu d’exposition pour l’art actuel, Marseille, France

JCI (Jingdezhen ceramic institute) in Jingdezhen, China

Centre d'art Ile Moulinsart, Pays de la Loire, France

Articles or publications

Yvonne Manfrini and  Jean Stern, « Sans le socle », Geneva, HEAD-Geneva, 2015, 270 p.(ISBN 978-2-940377-76-3)
Dominique Poiret, « Qi Zhuo, fragile », Revue de la céramique et du verre, n 202, May 2015, p. 73 (ISSN 0294-202X)
Phaidon, Wallpaper City Guide, London, Phaidon, 2016, p. 58-59
Dominique Poiret, « Zhuo Qi, expérimentations extrêmes », Revue de la céramique et du verre, n208, May 2016, p. 74 (ISSN 0294-202X)
Aude Lavigne, « Entretien avec Zhuo Qi » ,franceculture, 16 June 2015
Gaya Goldcymer and Johnatan Taïeb, L'art & ses objets, Paris, 120 p.(ISBN 978-2-9532972-3-2), p. 23,107
Qi Zhuo: Lose Mental Burden,《艺术世界》(Art World)n 321, 2017
ZHUO QI — GALERIE LES FILLES DU CALVAIRE By Guillaume Benoit  February 14, 2019
Interview de Zhuo Qi, , by Anne-Frédérique Fer, January 2021

Interview de Zhuo Qi,  by  Camille Despré , February 2021

Zhuo Qi : L’art du feu » by Jean-Marc Dimanche, Revue de la céramique et du verre, n236, January 2021, p. 32-35 (ISSN 0294-202X)

ZHUO QI — GALERIE PARIS-BEIJING  — By Guillaume Benoit  February 10, 2021
Le Monde Diplomatique, p1, August 2022