MATTHEW ANTAKY:
 INSTALLATION, SCENIC, LIGHTING AND VIDEO DESIGNER

While pursuing a degree in the fine arts in Southern California, Mr. Antaky turned his interests to the performing arts and in 1983 moved to San Francisco to study visual and theatrical design at San Francisco State University.

Since then, and for over thirty years, he has created and collaborated on installations as well as scenic and lighting designs for all of the performing arts including theater, opera, dance, and music. His work has been presented though out the United States and in many countries around the world.

For opera and music, Mr. Antaky has designed multiple productions for Opera Parallèle, Utah Opera and Symphony, Opera San Jose, Opera Pacific, Festival Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Oakland Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Cabrillo Music Festival, and the San Francisco World Music Festival, to mention a few.

His extensive work in the dance world includes twenty years of designs and installations for Liss Fain Dance and many designs for companies such as ODC/SF, Flyaway Productions, Oklahoma City Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Robert Moses Kin, SjDanceCo, La Tania Flamenco, Lily Cai Dance, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Li Chaio Ping Dance, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Caminos Flamenco and RAWdance, among many others.

Mr. Antaky is a nine-time nominee and four-time recipient of the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Visual Design.