ABOUT

PROFILE

Marcos is a free lance scenographer and art director based in Brussels and Barcelona with a senior level experience in scenic design, exhibition design and art installations, as well as stage director, storytelling and concept development.

During the past 25 years he created world-class scenic designs for theater productions in Belgium, France, The Netherlands and abroad, for famous directors like Franco Dragone, Franz Marijnen or Dirk Decloedt.

As a scenographer and art director, Marcos created, designed and directed several large-scale shows, opening ceremonies and TV sets in different countries in Europe and also in the Middle-East, Russia, China and Turkey.

Since 1999, Marcos has been designing major exhibitions and museums, like the permanent exhibition for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015, or The Smurfs Experience, an immersive experience touring worldwide for the coming decade, after being presented in Brussels and Paris.

Marcos also creates light art installations, like Ovo, a multi-sensory art installation touring worldwide since 2010, or Tree Rings, a light art installation on the whole Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris in 2011-2014.

EDUCATION

Scenic design for opera, workshop directed by Willy Decker, 2000

Scenic design for theatre, workshop directed by Josef Svoboda, 1998

Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenography at the Superior National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre, Brussels, atelier of Jean-Claude De Bemels, Magna Cum Laude, 1989-1994

Studies of interior architecture at Institut Saint-Luc, Brussels, 1988-1989

WORK EXPERIENCE

Scenographer & Art Director

Since 1994

Scenic Designer & Art Director for theater, shows, events, opening ceremonies, entertainment, musicals, dance & concerts.

 

Exhibition Designer

Since 1999

Exhibition Designer & Concept Designer for exhibitions & museums.

 

Stage Director & Storytelling

Since 2014

Stage Director for shows, opening ceremonies and exhibitions, including script writing and storytelling

 

Art installations creator

Since 2009

Concept design, design development, and production of art installations

CLIENTS

Show Design : Franco Dragone, LSE, Dirk Decloedt, Drop The Spoon, Ratatam, VO communication

 

Exhibition Design : Sien, Cecoforma, Province de Liège, Institut Jules Destrée, Abbaye d’Orval

 

Theatre Design : Franz Marijnen, Music Hall, Het Nationale Toneel, Theatre Varia, Theatre de Poche, Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg

 

Art installations : Fête des lumières, Lyon; Comité des Champs Elysées, Paris; Luminale, Frankfurt; Festival of lights, Jerusalem; Marmara Forum, Istambul; Switch On, Beijing;

AWARDS

Europe’s Leading Theme Park Hotel 2019 – World Travel Awards

Franco Dragone’s « The Land of Legends » Theme Park has won the title of Europe’s leading Theme Park Hotel at the World Travel Awards! Recognizing excellence in the tourism industries, the World Travel Awards held their Europe Gala Ceremony in Madeira, Portugal.

 

Best Noted Exhibition 2018 – Visit.Brussels Awards

The Smurf Experience! The smurfiest of all adventures was awarded as “Best Noted Exhibition” at the Visit.Brussels Awards 2018. And now, off to Paris! The Smurf Experience will settle at Paris Expo (Porte de Versailles) from May 30th untill October 20th, 2019.

 

Silver European Best Event Awards 2014 – EUBEA

Two Silver Awards at the 2014 European Best Event Awards for « Een dikke merci » a show on Niewpoort’s beach for 20 000 spectators, directed by Dirk Decloedt and produced by Medialaan.

 

Belgian Theatre Awards of the best scenographer 2007 – Belgian Theatre Awards

Nomination for the best scenographer for the scenic design of the theatre play « Jours de pluie »

 

Belgian Theatre Awards of the best scenographer 2003 – Belgian Theatre Awards

Nomination for the best scenographer for the scenic design of the theatre play « Moscou nuit blanche»

 

Silver Benelux Event Awards 2002 – BEA Awards

Silver Benelux Event Award in 2002 for « Guldensporensplash », show directed by Dirk Decloedt for the 700 years of the Battle of the Golden Spurs.

 

Theaterfestival 2000 – Theaterfestival.be

Selection at the prestigious Theaterfestival of the theatre play « Cleansed » directed by Franz Marijnen at the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels.

 

Belgian Theatre Award of the best scenographer 1998 – Belgian Theatre Awards

Award of the best scenographer for the scenic design of the theatre play « The madman and the nun »

 

Belgian Theatre Awards of the best scenographer 1995 – Belgian Theatre Awards

Nomination for the best scenographer for the scenic design of the theatre play « Peer Gynt »

 

First Prize of the Belgian Young Theatre 1994 – Cocof Brussels

Winner of the First Prize of the Belgian Young Theatre for the scenic design of the play « Ivona, princess of Burgundy »

LANGUAGES

Spanish °°°°°

French °°°°°
English °°°°°
Dutch °°°°

Catalan °°°
Italian °°

SOFTWARES

Photoshop °°°°°

VectorWorks °°°°

Sketchup °°°°

Vray for Sketchup °°°

Mac iWork suite °°°°°