A.J. Weissbard creates works worldwide for theater, video, exhibition, permanent architectural installation, special events and fashion. His collaborations include projects with Robert Wilson, Peter Stein, Luca Ronconi, Daniele Abbado, Marina Abramovic, Bernard Sobel, Peter Greenaway, William Kentridge, David Cronenberg, Andriy Zholdak, Shirin Neshat, Gae Aulenti, Fabio Novembre, Pierluigi Cerri, Richard Gluckman, Matteo Thun, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, and the Martha Graham Dance Company.
His work has been seen in major opera houses, festivals, theaters, and other sites in more than 40 countries including Lincoln Center New York, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Paris Opera Garnier, Brussels Opera La Monnaie, Teatro Real Madrid, Epidaurous ancient theater, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Esplanade Singapore, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Teatro Municipal São Paolo, Royal Opera House Muscat, the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Guggenheim New York and Bilbao, Royal Academy of London, Petit Palais Paris, Vitra Design Museum, Milan Triennale, Quirinale of Rome, Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagen, Shanghai Art Museum; Aichi World Expo 2005, Milan Salone del Mobile, Venice Biennale, and the Louvre.
His recent projects include Letter to a Man by Robert Wilson with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Armani / Silos; and the stage and light design for King Kandaules at the Vlaanderen Opera in Antwerp.
He was awarded Russia’s 2014 Golden Mask for best lighting design for musical theater; the first IFSArts award for Lighting Design; and his recent production of Faust in Riga was nominated for best project of the year. A.J. Weissbard is based in Italy and teaches at institutions around the world.