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Cédric Van Parys


Cédric Van Parys is an artist-architect and the founder of Cédric Van Parys | CCXD, a Rotterdam- and currently Chicago-based practice operating at the intersection of architecture and the visual arts. Working across media and conceptual paradigms, his work is based on analytical research and is primarily concerned with the relation between monuments, public space, symbols, rituals, and aesthetics. Van Parys’s research, sculptures, and installations 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, Sofia Art Week, and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Currently, Cédric Van Parys is the 2023–2024 Garofalo Fellow at UIC School of Architecture. Drawing inspiration from (architectural) history, archival research, and natural science, Cédric Van Parys aims to foster curiosity about the world we have made and inhabit and how this relates to the planet, the cosmos, and beyond.


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Sentinels: Iron Portals of Chicagoland

Project by Cédric Van Parys