b.1975 Shanxi, 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 ”Fragrance of the Night“, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong (2019); “Qin Qi”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); “Qin Qi”, Platform China, Beijing (2014); “Chairs Can Save Lives”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011). Qin Qi has participated in art fairs worldwide, his works have been presented at Art Basel Hong Kong (2019), Art Genève (2019) and Prague Biennale (2009); he was also part of Guangzhou Triennale and Nanjing Triennale.
Fragrance of the Night
Curated by Cui Cancan
04.26. - 05.20, 2019
Group exhibition: Bian Ka, Chen Zhuo, Kong Lingnan, Qin Qi, Shen Liang
9.4 - 10.5, 2013