Paris Mexis was born in Athens and studied scenography in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (BA Theatre: Design for Performance, MA Scenography) and Prague at Divadelni fakulta Akademie Muzickych Umeni [DAMU] (Opera Design), interior design at the Athenian Artistic and Technological Group (AKTO) and at the Middlesex University (BA Interior Design, Prize for Outstanding Performance in 1998 and 1999) and music at the Exemplary Experimental Conservatory in Athens.
Paris Mexis is mostly known for directing and designing international opera productions buthe also directs and designs for the theatre, dance, cinema and television, he curates and designs shows and exhibitions and he works as an interior designer for a selected clientele. He is a frequent collaborator of ROOTLESSROOT Dance Company, for which he designed the acclaimed production “KIRERU” (music by John Parish). He has worked in various advertising agencies and is currently a proud member of Beetroot Communication Design (red dot “Agency of the Year 2011) where he works as a creative director, live events designer, curator and copywriter. Paris teaches at the Athenian Artistic and Technological Group
(AKTO) and the Costeas-Geitonas School in Athens and he lectures in colleges, universities and conducts seminars and workshops internationally. He is the president of the Greek Theatre Designers Association, a member of the Greek National Board for Dance and a member of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT).
Paris was invited to present his ideas on theatre at the TEDxAthens conference and the creative process at the TEDxAcademy conference (the later as part of Beetroot) and is a certified TEDed educator.