Mexis

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.