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 have 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 Read Sing Eileen Chang at the Aranya Theatre Festival 2023, HK: A Theatre of Life and Death, Bach is Heart Sutra, 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, conferences 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.

In 2012, Mathias with Looking for Mies was awarded the Hong Kong Design Centre DFA Merit Award. In 2013, Woo was awarded the Arts and Cultural Figure of the Year in Shenzhen and Hong Kong Lifestyle Award by Southern Metropolitan Daily. His work The Architecture of The City has received DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Silver Award and Silver A' Design Award in Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design Category in 2019. With Z Innovation Lab 2019, he has also received the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020. In 2021, his work Bach is Heart Sutra garnered the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021 – Merit Award.