Curator: GEORGIOS KOUKOUMAS
Lighting Designer, Film Director .
1993-1996 Studied at Higher Cinema and Television school of Lykourgos Stavrakou in Athens, Greece
2002-2007 Studied at Russian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (VGIK), Moscow (Russia).
He has worked at “SATIRIKO THEATER” 1990-92, 1995 and “SKALA THEATER” 1996 as Lighting Technician. Since 1997 he works as Lighting Technician in the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus. From 2005 until now he has been working as Chief Lighting Technician at Theatrical Organization of Cyprus (THOC). He designed for THOC more than 150 lighting designs .
He produced and directed the following short films:
“Hellmets” 2009 (Best Costumes Best Photography Drama Film Festival 2009 Best short film Brest Mediterranean film festival 2011) Up or Down 2012
In 2007 he was awarded by the Theatrical Organization of Cyprus for his Lighting Design in the play “Diary of a Madman” by Nicolai Gogol.
In 2011 his work in lighting for the play “FESTEN” was exhibited in Prague Quadrennial as part of the Cyprus Exhibition. In 2012 he was selected to present his work as an international guest in the United States Institute of Theatrical Technologies annual conference . In 2013 he led a workshop at the World Stage Design 2013 Cardiff UK . A workshop about the lighting in a low budget Site-specific theatre production “Hamlet in 48 hours “. In 2015 he represented Cyprus at the Prague Quadrennial with the scenographer Elena Katsouri as a curator and co-designer of the Cyprus exhibition and as a lighting designer for the theatre productions of Thoc Kalikantzar and Co (2011) and Birds (2014). The Cypriot Exposition has been awarded with the third prize in the Children section. He was selected and present his lighting for the play “Constellations” by Nick Payne at the World Stage Design Exhibition WSD2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. At World Stage Design Exhibition WSD2022 Calgary, Canada he was awarded with the second award in lighting design for the play “The Persians” by Aeschylus. He is in the board of CY.C.S.T.A.T. (Cyprus Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) since its beginning serving as Treasurer, Vice-president and President. Nowadays he is the treasurer of the board of CY.C.S.T.A.T.