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Klaus Grünberg

Set and Light Designer

Klaus Grünberg comes from Hamburg, studied Set Design with Erich Wonder at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and has since worked as a freelance set and light designer at theatres and opera houses in Europe as well as in Kuwait City and Buenos Aires.

For many years, he has been collaborating with the directors Tatjana Gürbaca and Barrie Kosky, as well as with composer and director Heiner Goebbels, at places like Théâtre de Vidy in Lausanne, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Royal Opera House in London, the Zurich Opera House, the Bremen Theater, the Schauspiel Frankfurt, and the Frankfurt Opera and many others. At the Ruhrtriennale 2012-14, several large-scale works were created in the industrial halls of the Ruhr area (including Cage’s “Europeras 1&2” and Partch’s “Delusion of the Fury”). For the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen in 2018, Klaus Grünberg, together with Anne Kuhn, directed a theatrical installation with tape compositions by Luc Ferrari.

In 1999, Klaus Grünberg opened MOMOLMA (museum of more or less modern art) in Hamburg.

His other works also include light and space installations outside the theatre, such as for Ensemble Modern, Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen, or Artangel in London.