Mathias Woo
As the co-artistic Director cum Executive Director of Zuni Icosahedron, Mathias Woo leads a career as a scriptwriter, director, producer as well as curator. His works con-struct aesthetics in theatre through strong visual images and toured in cities around the world such as Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Berlin, Brussels, Krakow, Milan. Woo's theatre works explore subjects as wide range as literature, history, current political affairs, architecture, and religion. His recent productions include Hua-Yen Sutra, 1587, A Year of No Significance, Eighteen Springs, East Wing West Wing Series, Tang Xianzu's Dream on Dreams, A Tale of the Forbidden City, Multi-media Architectural Music Theatre Series - The Life and Times of Louis I. Kahn, and Looking for Mies. In charge of multimedia stage design, Woo cooperated with various Chinese theatrical masters, namely, Stan Lai, Edward Lam, Meng Jing-hui and more. In 2009, Woo initiated and curated Architecture is Art Festival, the first of its kind themed on architecture in Hong Kong. Through theatrical performances, exhibitions, talks, conference and other art forms, the festival showed levels of knowledge, aesthetics and brought about critical thinking and discussions. Since 2017, Woo curated and designed the Z Innovation Lab that focused on integrating the latest stage technology and innovative ideas. Z Innovation Lab 2019 garnered the Red Dot Award in 2020 under Brand & Communication Design Section.