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Chen Qi

PhD at the Burren college of art, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Member of China Artists Association,

Full-time painter at Hunan Academy of Painting.

MA, Department of Art History, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2018.

Master of Chinese Painting Department, China Academy of Art, 2012.

Bachelor of Painting, School of Art, Renmin University of China, 2008.

Qi Chen is a Chinese artist living in Ireland and undertaking a PhD at Burren College of Art, National University of Ireland, Galway. Qi holds an undergraduate degree from the Art College of Renmin University of China where he completed a Bachelor of Painting and Calligraphy in 2008.  He also went on to complete a Masters in 2012 from the China Academy of Fine Arts, and in 2017 a master's degree in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Before attending the University of Edinburgh, he worked as an artist in Hunan Painting Academy and a Chinese Calligraphy teacher in Hunan Normal University.   


Qi is interested in portrait painting and documentary film,  his research focuses on the combination of portrait, text and documentary film to question or collapse subjective distance between people from  different cultures  in order to  enhance mutual understanding.  draws  on Chinese silk with  ink and  combines these drawings with documentary videos to reflect conflicts and misunderstandings between different ideologies and identities.  These pieces challenge the viewer to rethink themselves and their boundaries. His idea originates from what has happened with  historical  conflicts  and what is happening globally in the world today. It is a reflection and commentary on how war starts, how humanity is separated from each other, and  misunderstanding between different religions,  nationalities,  and identities. 

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