Cédric Van Parys is a Belgian artist, an architect, and the founder of CCXD.
He holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture from Sint-Lucas Ghent and followed followed Creative Practise for Narrative Environments at Central-Saint-Martins, London. Within his practice (CCXD) he applies architectural thinking onto the realm 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 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.
Prior to 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. For his research into Chinese roof details, he was awared the Academic Committee award at the Shenzhen & HongKong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture. He also developed the stage designs for the Prada and Miumiu fashion shows in Milan and Paris amongst many other projects.