GEORGIOS KOUKOUMAS


CYCSTAT president 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
 

Lighting Designer, Photographer, Film Director .

Born in 29 December 1971, Moscow (Russia)
A Lighting Designer and Film Director member of board of Cy.istat (Oistat Cyprus) 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. In 1997 he represent Cyprus in biennale of young artist in Torino Italy with the Photographic work “ Milo milo milo”
He designed for Theatrical Organization of Cyprus more than 150 lighting designs for theatre plays, including :

HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett Director Frank Henning 1997 Women

THREE TAll WOMEN by E.Albee Director F.Stasinos 1997

KAZIMIR I KAROLINAby Ö.Horváth Director F.Henning 1999

THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov Director Valerie Ahatov2000 

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD by M,Medoff Dir. V.Kyriazis 2001

LA RONDE by Arthur Schnitzler Director Evis Gavrilides 2002

HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen Director N. Taliotis 2004

ANTIGONE by Sophocles Director Stavros Tsakiris 2005

DIARY OF A MADMAN by N.Gogol Director M. Manaridou 2007

WAITING FOR GODOT by S.Beckett Director H.Shopahas 2007

THE TEMPEST by W.Shakespeare Director Barry Ratter 2009 

THE CLOUDS by Aristophanes Director Varnavas Kyriazis 2009

FESTEN by T.V.M.Rukov Bo. Hr.Hansen Director N. Taliotis 2009

OTHELLO by William Shakespeare Director N. Haralampous 2010

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN M.Donagh Dir.L.Wisniewski 2010

ELECTRA AND ORESTES Director Hanan Snir 2012 KALI-KANTZAR & CO, by Lea Maleni 2013

THE BIRDS by Aristophanes Director Varnavas Kyriazis 2014

CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne Dir. V.Theodoropoulos 2014

AUGUST: Osage County by Tracy Letts Director N. Taliotis 2015

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 a part of the Cyprus Exhibit.

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 work for the play “Constellations” by Nick Payne at the World Stage Design Exhibition WSD2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

He was selected to present his lighting work for the play “The Persians” by Aeschylus at the World Stage Design Exhibition WSD2022 in Calgary, Canada.

He is the current president of CY.C.S.T.A.T. (Cyprus Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians).

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