|AXEL MORGENTHALER Lighting Designer|
Axel Morgenthaler - lighting designer
Axel Morgenthaler is recognized in Quebec as one of the most innovative visual designers, appreciated for his talents as a lighting designer, as set designer and as a multimedia artist. Collaborating with internationaly known artists and groups such as Le Cique du Soleil, Alvin Ailey, LALALA Human Steps, Schauspielhaus in Vienna, the Stockholm Opera, Gilles Maheu, Lorraine Pintal and Sol LeWitt just to name a few.
Signing over a hundred lighting designs, set designs, multimedia concepts for dance, theatre and opera, he also acted as lighting designer for many museum projects including Le Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec and numerous urban and architectural lighting designs for Le Quartier des Spectacles de Montréal.
His work was awarded Le Grand Prix de la Créativité Montréal in 2008 for La Vitrine Culturelle, the IESNA International Illumination Design Award for the design of the lighting signature of Le Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal, a Bessie Award in New York for best set and lighting design for ‘’Luna’’ from O Vertigo Danse in 2004. Axel Morgenthaler also accepted the ‘’Prix Lumière’’ from the IES (International Engineering Society) in 2004 and an International Illuminating Design Award from the IESNA in 2005 for best architectural lighting in Quebec. “The Gascon-Roux” prize was awarded to him in 2004 for the lighting design of ‘’Tristan et Yseude’’ at Théatre du Nouveau Monde and the musical Don Juan got him a ‘’Félix’’ nomination for his lighting design.
As a visual artist, Axel Morgenthaler is regularly asked to create permanent lighting art works that can be seen in Montreal, in the subway, at the Dorval Airport, at the W Hotel and at La Société des Arts Technologiques. He is member of the IESNA and LUCI.