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Vincent Berquez is a London –based artist/ poet. He has published in Britain, Europe, America and New Zealand. His work is in many anthologies, collections and magazine worldwide.
He was requested to write a Tribute as part of ‘Poems to the American People’ for the Hastings International Poetry Festival for 9/11, read by the mayor of New York at the podium. He has also been commissioned to write a eulogy by the son of Chief Albert Nwanzi Okoluko, the Ogimma Obi of Ogwashi-Uku to commemorate the death of his father. He has been a judge many times, including for Manifold Magazine and had work read as part of Manifold Voices at Waltham Abbey.
Vincent has been collaborating since 07/08 with a Scottish composer and US film maker to produce a song-cycle of seven of his poems for mezzo-soprano and solo piano. These were recorded at the Royal College of Music under the directorship of the concert pianist, Julian Jacobson.
As an artist he has exhibited world wide, winning prizes, such as at the Novum Comum 88’ Competition in Como, Italy. He has worked with an art’s group, called Eins von Hundert, from Cologne, Germany for over 16 years. He has exhibited his work at the Institute of Art in Chicago, US, as well as many galleries and institutions worldwide.
He exhibited his paintings at the Lambs Conduit Festival, took part in a group exhibition called Gazing on Salvation, reciting his poetry for Lent and exhibiting paintings/collages. He had a one-man show at Sacred Spaces Gallery with his Christian collages in 2007. In 2008 he also had a solo show of paintings at The Foundlings Museum.
His artwork is permanently on view at the Enid Lawson Gallery in Marylebone.
Vincent Berquez has a website of images for the casual viewer or any potential buyer. www.vincentberquez.com.