Cédric Noël (°1978, Argenteuil FR; lives and works in Brussels BE) explores the relationship between representation, brain and territory, through meticulous researches and collaborations with scientists, curious amateurs and artists. From field surveys that combine fiction and reality to the point of confusion, he develops works (video, text, installation), both authentic and bizarre, that rely on participation in the activation of the work. His works on paper, while playing with the gap between the reduction of means and the degree zero of the act of drawing, call for the expression of an interiority, through repetition and random encounters.
Art studies at La Villa Arson (Nice FR) and Laureat of the HISK (Antwerp BE) in 2005. Exhibitions at BOZAR (Brussels BE), ERBAN (Nantes FR), CAC (Vilnius LT), MUHKA (Antwerp BE), Museum of Architecture (Tallinn EST), VAI De Singel (Antwerp BE), Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem NL), WIELS (Brussels BE), Botanique Museum (Brussels BE). Prizes AON Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2006, Médiatine 2006, Emile et Stephy Langui de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2007. Research grant FNRS-FRArt 2019. Co-founder of The Mental Masonry Lab (with Mira Sanders) in 2014, a laboratory that places the imagination at the centre of an apparatus of action and reflection inscribed in the contemporary urban environment.