CÉDRIC VAN PARYS (BE) holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture from Sint-Lucas Ghent and followed Creative Practise for Narrative Environments at Central-Saint-Martins, London. 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 (FW2015) and Miumiu (FW2015) fashion shows in Milan and Paris amongst many other projects.
In his own practice (office CCXD) he applies architectural thinking onto the realm of design and the visual arts. Cédric's work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Art Biennale (2016), The Venice Art Biennale (Monuments for Progress, 2017), Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo (Architecture of Appropriation,2017), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Tools for Progress, 2017), Dutch Design Week (Fermitas, Utilitas en Venustas 2018), Seattle Design Week (Chromatic Dinner 2018), Unart Center Shanghai (The Kind Stranger, 2019), Collectible Fair Brussels (Nothing New Under the Sun, 2020). He is currently a teacher at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Before he has lectured and taught at Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles (2015), Tongji University, Shanghai (2016) Sint Lucas University, Ghent (2017) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2019)
In 2017 he co-founded TOOLS FOR PROGRESS, a laboratory for art and design creating objects, spatial assemblages and scénographies which are inspired by architectural elements and natural landscapes.
Architects, Designers, Artists, Engineers, Curators
DROM / Studio Anne Dessing / ZUS / Bureau Bouwtechniek / Mouton / Studio LONK / GOAA architects / The Exercises / Mann Office / MJ fine Arts / Xiaodong Yan / Chen Yun / Marianne Turck
Alberto Favero / Thomas Fell Rubio / Iohanna Eberts
Photography & Film
Romain Vennekens / Peter Tijhuis / Jerroen Verrecht / Lukas Claesens / Riccardo De Vecchi / Chambrang Photography