GUO QIKAI (郭骐恺） Born in Kunming in 1995, a cochlear implant (deaf), in the Yunnan region (China). Sudden deafness at age 3, having hearing difficulties, through the use of the cochlear implant he succeeds in attending an art school and then moving... Read More
GUO QIKAI (郭骐恺）
Born in Kunming in 1995, a cochlear implant (deaf), in the Yunnan region (China).
Sudden deafness at age 3, having hearing difficulties, through the use of the cochlear implant he succeeds in attending an art school and then moving to Italy and enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Graduated from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts in March 2022 with a Master's degree with distinction of 110/110 e Lode. He considers the comparison with other artists to be fundamental, which is why he lives the atelier not only as a creative but also an inspiring place. The communicative urgency has led him to develop a pictorial language that adheres perfectly to the representation of his thought and to that which increases from the testimonies of others. Currently he continues to study and work in Venice.
DRAWING IN THE DARK
My thinking on painting strongly concerns the aspect linked to the soul and to human nature, situations linked to the human and to his states in situations interspersed with aspects of nature.
Silence and darkness are a mysterious and frightening world in which my discomfort increases, expanding throughout my body. If I want the fear to disappear, the sunlight inside me must become more and more dazzling. When my heart calms down and I am able to perceive its impulses, to scan its breaths, at this very moment I discover that my life is shining.
Reality and fiction, light and shadow, memory and imagination, fear and joy, all this is found in my works in a continuous search for balance that recalls the concept of yin and yang at the basis of philosophy and many aspects of Chinese life, my homeland, creating an alienating world that pushes the observer to take a journey within himself.
Solo2021 "Anima Eterea", Marialuisa Tadei invites Qikai Guo, curated by Marco Dolfin, Il Giardino Bianco Art Space, Venice, Italy Exhibitions 2022104th Young Artists Collective, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation Institution, Venice, IT"1th edition of the Biennial di Todi" Year of Italy-China culture, curated by Diego Costantini, Roberta Giulieni and Yongxu Wang, Todi, IT"Biennale di Todi" AAIE Center for contemporary Art, Rome, IT2021Start_Padova studies for Art, exhibition of the finalists, Studio Alcor, Padua, ITThe Ecstasy of Darkness, Group Exhibition, curated by Cao Cheng and Zhong Qiyang， Associazione Si Giovanni Artisti (ASGA), Milan, ITCompetition for Chinese and Italian youth on artistic and design works, AAIE Center for Contemporary Art, Online, Rome, ITSkyline, Villa Venino, A60 Contemporary Art Space, Novate Milanese, Milan, ITSkyline, International Exhibition, A60 Contemporary Art Space, Milan, ITLa Terra Quieta , Sino-Italian Biennial Young Art, online, Beijing, CN“Ilaria Ciardi 2021” Award, won a special prize, Ravenna Academy of Fine Arts, Ravenna, ITArt in the shop window, Venice Carnival, Venice, IT202020191th First engraving, curated by Fu Sen and Liu Yuewenjia, Kezuo Art Space, Venice, ITPaolino Brugnatelli Foundation, Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Bologna, ITPaolino Brugnatelli Foundation, won first place in the prize, Forte Marghera, Venice, ITArt night Venezia, Academy of fine arts of venice room 16, Venice, ITNo one is too small to make a difference，Art night Venezia, Academy of fine arts of venice room 5, Venice, IT6th Biennial of Contemporary Engraving and Graphics, Civic Museums Bassano del Grappa, Bassano del Grappa, ITCharm and Curiosity of the Animal World in Art by Elena Roberto, Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Venice, IT"Mini Print Paese Exchange, International exhibition of art graphics, Villa Panizza n.6, Paese TV, IT Awards 2021 Competition for Chinese and Italian youth on artistic and design works, Excellence award，Rome, IT2021 Special prize “Ilaria Ciardi 2021”, Ravenna, IT2019 Paolino Brugnatelli artistic prize 2019, first place in the prize, Venice, IT2017 Recommended work Mestre Painting Award, Venice, IT2013 Gold prize at the 9th National Competition "High school artistic talent", Beijing, CN2013 Winner of the National Competition "the dream world of Chinese youth", Kunming, CN
WHO I AM
Guo Qikai, a cochlear implant (deaf), young artist, and live and study in Venice.