The Practice

Cédric Van Parys | CCXD is a Rotterdam (NL) and Chicago (US) based art practice. The studio’s work is built on analytical research and is concerned with the relationship between monuments, public space, symbols, rituals, and aesthetics.

Drawing inspiration from (architectural) history, archival research, and natural science, Cédric Van Parys | CCXD aims to foster curiosity about the world we have made and inhabit and how this relates to the planet, the cosmos, and beyond.




Cédric Van Parys is a Belgian artist, an architect, and the founder of Cédric Van Parys | CCXD.
He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from Sint-Lucas Ghent and followed Creative Practice for Narrative Environments at Central-Saint-Martins, London. Within his practice (CCXD), he applies architectural thinking to the realm of the visual arts. Van Parys' works have been exhibited and constructed at the Venice Art Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, RAUM Utrecht, Shanghai Art Biennale, Biennale de Arquitetura de São Paulo, Plus359Gallery Sofia, Collectible Brussels and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

He is also a lecturer and educator and has taught at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, Tongji University Shanghai, Sint Lucas KU Leuven University Ghent, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and the Architecture Academy in Amsterdam. Currently, he is the 2023-2024 Garofalo Fellow at the University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Architecture and the Arts.

Before setting up CCXD in 2016, he worked as an architect & researcher at AMO/OMA in Rotterdam. Cédric was mostly active within AMO, the research branch of OMA, and worked alongside Rem Koolhaas on the Elements of Architecture exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. He was awarded the Academic Committee award at the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture for his research into Chinese roof details. He also developed the stage designs for the Prada and Miumiu fashion shows in Milan and Paris, amongst many other projects. 

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