ARTHUR CORDIER                                                                                     ︎ ︎







Arthur Cordier’s practice reflects on the economic uses of public space, with a focus on the display structures and the consumerist logic of advertising. Working with sculpture, installation, video, photography, and performance, he explores the forms of decay inherent to promotional systems... 

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The Balcony



UPCOMING

un peu de jambon pour un peu de culture?
Group exhibition, curated by LABO#5 Leuven. BE - postponed to May 2021

SWAB Contemporary Art Fair
With The Balcony & Susan Bites, Barcelona. ES
01.10.20 - 15.10.20



RECENT

Curating the Young
Permeke Public Library, Antwerpen - 08.07.20 - 03.08.20 (extended)

(curation)
‘Work, Comfort, Home’ - Michael Mönnich
Art Au Centre #3. Group exhibition, Liège
09.06.20 - 30.08.20

beauty / ?
Group exhibition, curated by Dilum Coppens and Sandra Meilunaite, K.L.8. Brussels - 17.07.20 - 24.07.20

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition at The Balcony. The Hague
24.06.20 - 15.07.20

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition, curated by The Balcony. Rochefort (BE)
20.04.20 - 20.05.20

(writing)
‘Liège. Come for the beer, stay for the scene’
Published on Jegens&Tevens

Art Au Centre #2
Group exhibition, curated by Maxime Moinet. Liège
06.02.20 - 30.04.20

zerobudget.be
Curated by Mikail Koçak
19.04.20 - 25.04.20

VOYAGE VOYAGE #2
L 'Annexe, screening. Paris
13.03.2020

Susan, bites, and videotapes II Susan Bites, screening. The Hague
23.02.2020

RAVI Liège. Residency & exhibition in collaboration with AAIR Antwerpen. Liège
01.09.19 - 31.12.2019

Contamination and maybe even more Fonderia 20.9. Group. Verona
15.07.19 - 29.09.2019

better as a chorus
Royal Academy of Art. Group. The Hague
05.07.19 - 11.07.19

Supermarket Independent Art Fair with Alternative Art Guide, Group. Stockholm
04.04.19 - 07.04.19

All Bark No Bite
Susan Bites, Group. The Hague
09.02.19 - 22.02.19

The Ongoing Conversation #5
1646. Experimental art space. The Hague.
08.06 - 17.06.18

D.D.- Domestica Dove 
Duo exhibition with Ioana Ciora, Vitrine01, Berlin

What Now / Now What
Sofia Underground, Group. Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

The Nudist on the Late Shift
Group. Curated by Barbara Seiler & Marcel van Eeden.
KABK Gallery, The Hague

Rise, Group.
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Quartair Contemporary Art
Initiatives, The Hague

TO PLAY, Group. Sagacity, curated by Pathfinders Collective. Brussels

Klein Eiland, Group. La Cambre - Studio CityGate. Brussels

Turn Left on Supernova, Group. De Besturing. The Hague

Everything must go, Group. NEST Ruimte. Curated by Eelco van der Lingen. The Hague

Wall, collaborative work with Ioana Ciora and Jean Katambayi, Stroom Den Haag. The Hague

FRICHE, Residency & group exhibition. Brussels









about



Arthur Cordier
Born in Leuven, Belgium
1993

arthurcordier (at) hotmail.com
+32 (0)494 355 701

  


Arthur Cordier’s practice reflects on the economic uses of public space, with a focus on the display structures and the consumerist logic of advertising. Working with sculpture, installation, video, photography, and performance, he explores the forms of decay inherent to promotional systems. Through an abstraction of the visual language used by billboards, supermarkets, retail stores and museums, he aims to highlight the sensorial and functional similarities between them. How marketing and branding strategies keep on shaping our urban and digital spaces, physically and ideologically, is a recurrent question in his work.

Arthur Cordier lives and works in The Hague. He obtained his BA in Urban Space from ENSAV–La Cambre in Brussels and his MA in Artistic Research from KABK, The Hague. Recent exhibitions include Contamination and maybe even more, Fonderia 20.9, Verona (2019), Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm (2019), ArtContest, Vanderborght, Brussels (2018), What Now/Now What, Sofia Underground International Performance Art Festival, Bulgaria (2018), Everything Must Go, NEST, The Hague (2017).

He is co-founder and curator of the artist initiative The Balcony in The Hague (NL).
The Balcony is a vitrine exhibition space & Susan Bites, studio and project space.
www.thebalconythehague.com


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Selected Exhibitions :
2020  
- un peu de jambon pour un peu de culture?, curated by LABO#5. Leuven (May - postponed)
- Curating the Young. Group. Permeke Public Library, Antwerpen. BE
- beauty / ?, curated by Dilum Coppens and Sandra Meilunaite, K.L.8. Brussels. BE
- The Town Mouse and The Country House. Group exhibition at The Balcony, The Hague. NL
- The Town Mouse and The Country House. Group. Curated with The Balcony. Rocherfort. BE
- VOYAGE VOYAGE #2, L'Annexe, screening. Paris. FR
- Susan, bites, and videotapes II, Susan Bites, screening. The Hague. NL
- Art au Centre. Curated by Maxime Moinet, Group. Liège. BE
2019
- RAVI Liège. Residency & exhibition, in collaboration with AIR Antwerpen. Liège. BE
- Contamination and maybe even more, Fonderia 20.9. Group. Verona. IT
- better as a chorus, Royal Academy of Art. Group. The Hague. NL
- Supermarket Independent Art Fair, with Alternative Art Guide, Group. Stockholm. SE
- All Bark No Bite, Susan Bites - Project Space, Group. The Hague. NL
2018
- ArtContest 2018, Group. Vanderborght Building, Brussels. BE
- The Ongoing Conversation #5, Group. 1646 Experimental Art Space, The Hague. NL
- D.D.- Domestica Dove, Duo with Ioana Ciora, Vitrine01, Berlin. DE
- What Now / Now What, Sofia Underground, Group. Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria. BG
- The Nudist on the Late Shift, Group. Curated by Barbara Seiler & Marcel van Eeden. KABK Gallery, The Hague. NL
- Rise, Group. Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague. NL
2017
- TO PLAY, Group. Sagacity, Pathfinders Collective. Brussels. BE
- Klein Eiland, Group. La Cambre - Studio CityGate. Brussels. BE
- Turn Left on Supernova, Group. De Besturing. The Hague. NL
- Everything must go, Group. NEST Ruimte. Curated by Eelco van der Lingen. The Hague. NL
- Wall, collaborative work with Ioana Ciora and Jean Katambayi, Stroom. The Hague. NL
2016
- FRICHE, Residency & Group exhibition. Brussels. BE
- STAFF STUFF #03, Group. Halles St-Géry. Brussels. BE
2015           
- Bruit & Fluctuation / The Foreseen Project, Residency & Group exhibition. Brussels. BE

Award / Collection :
2019. Private collection, Amsterdam. NL
2017. The Annex Collection Acquisition Award, work part of the Annex Collection, London. UK

Selected Performances :
- Garage Café #5, Performance, @Garage Rotterdam. Rotterdam. NL
- FREE COFFEE, Performance, WORM - MINT @ S/ash Ga//ery. Rotterdam. NL
- COFREE, Performance, Noordwal. The Hague. NL
- Performative Research Lab, A Spatial Evening. KABK Gallery, The Hague. NL

Selected Residencies :
- Residency period at RAVI Liege, in collaboration with AIR Antwerpen. BE
- Contamination and maybe even more, Fonderia 20.9. Verona. IT
- FRICHE, Residency & Group show. Brussels. BE
- Bruit & Fluctuation / The Foreseen Project, Residency & Group Show. Brussels. BE

Publications :
2019  
- better as a chorus. Exhibition catalog. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL. Edition of 200
- Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, vol. 7. Published by Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, US.
2018. Art Contest, Brussels. Exhibition catalog. Edition of a 1000.
2016. FRICHE, User Manual. Brussels. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 200.

Various/Grants:
2019. SPOT Groep Tentoonstelling, Stroom Den Haag for Contamination and maybe even more
2019. PRO Kunstprogramma, Stroom Den Haag for supporting The Balcony's artist initiative.
2018. SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling, Stroom Den Haag for Art'Contest Exhibition.

Education :
2017-2019. Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Master Artistic Research, The Hague. NL
2013-2016. ENSAV La Cambre, Bachelor in Fine Art / Urban Space, Brussels. BE