Eleftheria Deko

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Eleftheria Deko

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Eleftheria Deko, founder of the Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design studio, is a lighting designer and Assistant Professor at the Theater Department of the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaching Stage Lighting since 2005.

As lighting designer, she has designed the lighting for more than 450 theatrical plays, opera, music, multi media shows, dance performances, art installations and exhibitions as well as for numerous architectural lighting schemes. She has received excellent reviews and awards for her work in Greece and worldwide. 

More about Eleftheria

In 2019, Eleftheria Deko received the award of the Woman Artist of the Year 2009 for her contribution to theater and Art in general.

She has given lectures and master classes on lighting for both Architectural and Stage lighting and has been a pioneer in Stage Lighting since 1990 when she moved from New York to her hometown Athens.

A significant moment in her career has been the participation in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, as a lighting designer and lighting director.

For the Opening Ceremony she has been awarded an EMMY for “Outstanding Lighting Direction” from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 2004-2005 primetime Emmy awards.     

She is a member of USIT, ILA, PLDC and the EMMYs academy.

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Awards

2018

1st Award - High Budget Exterior Lighting, [d]arc Awards Architectural 2018

ATHENS GREECE, AGEMAR HEADQUARTERS - SPARCH ARCHITECTS
2016

International Competion Participation with MOB Architects | Winner in the residential category, Future Projects Awards 2016

RUICHANG, JIANGXI PROVINCE, CHINA, LIAISONS - MOB ARCHITECTS
2013

Participation in an International Competion with ARK2 Architects| 1st Award 2013

PIRAEUS GREECE, MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ANTIQUITIES - ARΚ2
2009

Life & Style Woman of the Year

In the category "Artist of the Year 2009"

Athinorama Audience Theatre Awards

Awards for Lighting Design of theatrical shows

Received praise and exceptional reviews

REGARDING HER LIGHTING WORK IN COUNTLESS SHOWS

Awarded by the Rotary Club

Name included in the Greek Guiness Book of Records

AS THE FIRST GREEK FEMALE EMMY AWARD WINNER

Lectures

• Therapeutic Light – Museum of Cycladic Art.
• Urban Lightscapes.
• Ημερίδα για τον αστικό φωτισμό – Onassis Cultural Centre.
• Lighting as a means of communication.
• Lighting – Visual – Projection – Music World Expo 2017.
• Lighting – Ιnstallations.

Eleftheria Deko CV – English
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