NARCISSE TORDOIR (Mechelen, 1954) is a visual artist who lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.


He works with various media, ranging from drawings, prints and paintings to photography and installations. Through this, seemingly effortless, versatility, Tordoir digs into historical references to painting, while at the same time placing himself outside of the medium.


With an explicit focus on the act of perception, his well thought-out and complex image montages challenge the intersections between romanticism and reality, between history and current affairs.


Tordoir’s practice spans over four decades with exhibitions at Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels; Venice Biennial, Belgian Pavilion; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; M HKA, Antwerp; Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels; Museum Plantin Moretus, Antwerp;

CC Strombeek; SMAK, Ghent; Roger Raveel Museum and Emergent, Veurne.


Tordoir’s works are included in museum collections such as M HKA, Antwerp; Mu.ZEE, Ostend; SMAK, Ghent; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; Centraal Museum, Utrecht and FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou.