A.J. Weissbard is an American lighting designer and artist who has worked worldwide designing 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, 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, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 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; 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 Luca Ronconi’s Lehman Trilogy and the new Armani / Silos in Milan. His upcoming projects include Carmen at the Mikhailovsky Theater St. Petersburg, and The Nijinsky Diaries with Mikhail Baryshnikov, directed by Robert Wilson. He was awarded Russia’s 2014 Golden Mask for best lighting design for musical theater and the the first IFSArts award for Lighting Design. A.J. Weissbard is based in Italy and teaches in universities around the world.