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Eleftheria Deko

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Η Ελευθερία Ντεκώ Eleftheria Deco, is a well-known lighting designer in the entertainment industry. Since 1990 she has designed the lighting of more than 450 plays, music and dance performances, operas and art installations for which she has received great reviews and awards, including the “Woman Artist of the Year 2009” for her contribution to the arts and performances as a lighting designer in Greece.

After spending five years in New York and pursuing an academic career at N.Y.U., she returned in 1992 to her home country, Greece, where she pioneered in the field of Stage Lighting Design. She then began her long term collaboration with most of the Greek theatrical companies, directors and artists. She has designed lighting equipment installations for theatrical stages all over Greece and has repeatedly been invited by international groups to design the lighting of multiple performances in international festivals.

In 1997 she founded the company “Lights International”, both a consultant and commercial company, of which the commercial part ended in 2013.

In 2001 she expanded the company’s expertise by developing a department of architectural lighting design consultancy. The department’s initial works involved the improvement of building facades through lighting design, in order to enhance their attractiveness by revealing or highlighting their character. Since then, the company has implemented a number of architectural, residential, commercial and public projects within Greece and abroad.

Eleftheria Deko is a professor at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaching Stage Lighting Design in the Drama Department since 2005.

One of the most important moments in her career so far has been her participation in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games as the Lighting Director and Designer for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

In September 2005, she was awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an EMMY award in the 57th Ceremony in the category of “Outstanding Lighting Direction for the Opening Ceremony”.

Lectures

• Therapeutic Light – Museum of Cycladic Art.
• Urban Lightscapes.
• Ημερίδα για τον αστικό φωτισμό – Onassis Cultural Centre.
• Lighting as a means of communication.
• Lighting – Visual – Projection – Music World Expo 2017.
• Lighting – Ιnstallations.