Urs Schönebaum

After completing an apprenticeship of photography in Munich he worked with Max Keller as a part of the lighting department of Münchner Kammer- spiele. In 1998 he started being assistant director for productions at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lincoln Center New York and Münchner Kammerspiele until in 2000 he took up to work as a lighting designer for opera, theatre, dance, art installations and performances. He participated in over 150 pro- ductions at major theatres with stage directors like Thomas Ostermeier, La Fura dels Baus, William Kentridge, Pierre Audi, Michael Haneke, Damien Jalet, Sasha Waltz and was a long time collaborator of Robert Wilson. His work includes also lighting designs for art projects with Vanessa Beecroft, Anselm Kiefer, Dan Graham, Taryn Simon and Marina Abramović. Since 2012 he is working also as a set designer and stage director. He designed and directed the operas Jetzt, What Next? and Happy Happy and created the set and lighting design for the productions like Bomarzo, Aus Licht and Τhe Arab Apocalypse.