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. Degree : Grande Distinction, 1989-1994

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

Since 1994 : Scenic Designer & Art Director for theater, shows, events, opening ceremonies, entertainment, musicals, dance & concerts.

Since 1999 : Exhibition Designer & Concept Designer for exhibitions & museums.

2002-2009 : Teacher of theatre design and scenography at Institut Saint-Luc, Brussels

Since 2009 : Art installations creator, concept design, design development, and production of art installations.

Since 2014 : Stage Director for shows, opening ceremonies and exhibitions, including script writing and storytelling.

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, Rideau de Bruxelles

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

AWARDS

World Travel Awards 2019 – Europe’s Leading Theme Park Hotel for Franco Dragone’s animations at The Land of Legends Theme Park in Turkey

Visit.Brussels Awards 2018 – Best Noted Exhibition for The Smurf Experience touring exhibition

EUBEA 2014 – 2 Silver European Best Event Awards for the VTM 25 years show

Belgian Theatre Awards 2007 – Best scenographer nominee for the scenic design of the theatre play Jours de pluie

Belgian Theatre Awards 2003 –  Best scenographer nominee for the scenic design of the theatre play Moscou nuit blanche

BEA Awards 2002 – Silver Benelux Event Award for Guldensporensplash, directed by Dirk Decloedt

Theaterfestival 2000 – Selection for theatre play Cleansed directed by Franz Marijnen at the KVS, Brussels

Belgian Theatre Awards 1998 – Best scenographer for the scenic design of the theatre play The madman and the nun

Belgian Theatre Awards 1995 – Best scenographer nominee for the scenic design of the theatre play Peer Gynt

First Prize of the Belgian Young Theatre 1994 – Cocof Brussels

First Prize of the Belgian Young Theatre 1994 – for the play Ivona, princess of Burgundy

LANGUAGES

Spanish °°°°°

French °°°°°
English °°°°°
Dutch °°°°

Catalan °°°
Italian °°

SOFTWARES

Photoshop °°°°°

VectorWorks °°°°

Sketchup °°°°

Vray for Sketchup °°°

Mac iWork suite °°°°°