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b. 1975, Xi’ an, China


Qin Qi graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at the Lu Xun Academy in Shenyang in 1999. He received his Master Degree from Lu Xun Academy in 2002 and teaches at Lu Xun Academy since 2002. Now He works and lives in Shenyang.


His works are characterized by a surreal dimension, through which he strives to depict things taken from a familiar context and represented with a reconfiguration of their concepts. His compositions are characterized by still life, real landscapes, dream-like situations and sketches from nature, all different elements that he has rationally chosen to assemble together in order to prove the coexistence of many different worlds. Qin Qi is a visual thinker and his compositions, no matter often permeated by a sense of ambiguity; appear as subtle representations of a consciousness that goes beyond forms to reach their more remote meanings.


Qin Qi’s recent solo exhibitions include “Qin Qi: Figures Series”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (China, 2022); “Heavenly Bodies In The South – Qin Qi & Rodel Tapaya Duo Exhibition”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (China, 2020); ”Fragrance of the Night“, Tang Contemporary Art, (Hong Kong SAR, 2019); “Qin Qi”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (China, 2017), etc. Recent group exhibitions include “Fragment with Dusty Light”, Tang Contemporary Art, Seoul (Korea, 2022);  “2021 Spring Fever”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing (China, 2021); “Big Times”, KWM artcenter, Beijing (China, 2021); “echo among Geographies”, Tang Contemporary Art (Hong Kong SAR, 2020);  “Technology”, Hubei Museum of Art, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan(China, 2020), etc. He was also part of Guangzhou Triennale and Nanjing Triennale.


Qin Qi: Figures Series

Curated by Cui Cancan

9.10 - 10.22, 2022

​Beijing 2nd Space

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Fragment with Dusty Light

Chen Yujun, Li Qing, Marion Bataillard, Niam Mawornkanong, Qin Qi, Rodel Tapaya,  Wu Wei

6.4 - 7.9, 2022

Seoul Space

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Echo Among Geographies

Chen Danqing, Heri Dono, Sakarin Krue-On, Qin Qi, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, Zhao Zhao

3.18 - 4.19, 2020

Hong Kong

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Fragrance of the Night

Qin Qi

Curated by Cui Cancan

04.26. - 05.20, 2019

Hong Kong

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Qin Qi Solo Exhibition

Qin Qi

Curated by Cui Cancan

5.27 - 7.23, 2017


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Monologue 内心独白

Group exhibition: Bian Ka, Chen Zhuo, Kong Lingnan, Qin Qi, Shen Liang

9.4 - 10.5, 2013


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Monologue - Beili Wang

As a significant artist born in 1970s, Qin Qi’s practice in painting is distinctly representative. It’s resulted from his spirits of skepticism and introspection, which also makes his works of great variety and extensiveness of themes and content. Qin Qi is not an artist that easy to be defined by any kind of artistic styles and characteristics. However, maybe in a way, this variability is just his distinction.

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