Lionel Descostes
Born in France 17 May 1966, living and working in Hanoi since 2000.


1991-1996:     "les ateliers, E.N.S.C.I. (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle)," Paris,

1990-1991:     "Art History", Nanterre University,

1989-1990:     "Polycrea art school", Paris,

1988-1989:     "Baccalaureat", Lyon,

1982-1985:     "Compagnons du Devoir du tour de France" as Metalworker, Reims.


July 2016:       Solo exhibition "Dear my friends" BACC (Bangkok, Thailand),

June 2016:      Group exhibition Topaz gallery (NY, USA),

Aug. 2013:      Group exhibition (Dijon, France),

Sep. 2012:      Group exhibition (Tonnerre, France),

Feb. 2011:      Solo exhibition "From a stroke to the thread" (l'Espace: Institut Français de Hanoi),

Jan. 2011:      Permanent exhibition (Metropole Sofitel-Legend Hotel, Hanoi),

Oct. 2010:      Solo exhibition "Ten Years in Hanoi" with catalog (Bui gallery, Hanoi),

Oct. 2010:      Art Auction (British Council, Hanoi),

July 2010:       Finalist "third International Lace Award" (Power House Museum, Sydney),

Oct. 2009:      Group exhibition (frieze projects, London),

Oct. 2009:      Group exhibition (SG banking & Alliance francaise, Singapore),

Oct. 2009:      Group exhibition {city one minute} (Amsterdam and Shanghai),

Sep. 2009:      Group exhibition {tempography} (Goethe institute, Hanoi),

Aug. 2009:      Group exhibition (Bui gallery, Hanoi),

July 2009:       I started to show my work,

2002-2009:     I secluded myself in my studio for 8 years, discovered hand embroidery (an endangered medium) and trained some deaf and dumb Vietnamese girls to an embroidery technique using one thread.


2000-2002:     Factory Manager "The Lacquer Factory", Hanoi,

1997-2000:     Art study trip and free lance as furniture and interior design, Tokyo, Singapore and Indonesia,

1996-1997:     Furniture and strategy game designer, Paris,

1986-1988:     Truck driver, France,

1985-1986:     National Army, France,

1982-1985:     Metalworker, Reims.


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