80x100cm, Lithografie ingelijst, 150/200
Born on January 28th, 1933 in Brussels, Belgium.
In 1952, meets the great French poet Georges Brassens, who encourages him to follow "a road not yet travelled and full of obstacles".
On November 10, 1956, invents the chemigram teCHnique that combines the physics of painting (varnish, wax, oil) and the chemistry of photography (photosensitive emulsion, developer, fixer); without a camera, without an enlarger, and in full light.
In 1958, Otto Steinert invites him to attend a course at his school in Saarbrücken, Germany. Being self-taught, it was his only formal photographic study course.
From 1965 to 1998, lecturer at the École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de la Cambre in Brussels.
In 1967, exhibits with Denis Brihat and Jean-Pierre Sudre at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 1988, retrospective of at the Musée d’Art moderne in Brussels. Member of the Académie royale de Belgique, classe des Beaux-Arts, section Peinture et Arts apparentés. Integrated work in Brussels’s subway.
In 2001, edits a compact disc of his original recordings of Georges Brassens made in 1952 and 1955, Universal.
In 2006, establishes Pierre Cordier Foundation.
In 2007, publication of his monograph, « le chimigramme / the chemigram » by Racine, Brussels.
In 2008, exhibition of five chemigrams at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), with new acquisitions of the Musée national d’art moderne.
In 2010, exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) ; acquisition of five chemigrams.
In 2011, exhibition at HackelBury Gallery (London) and Haines Gallery (San Francisco), "Science of Sight".