Serge von Arx

Member for

4 years




Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College

Short bio

Serge von Arx, architect and professor of scenography, is the artistic director of the scenography department of the Norwegian Theatre Academy (at Østfold University College). In 1997 Serge von Arx made his degree in architecture at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). In 1998 he began his long-term collaboration with Robert Wilson on over 50 stage, exhibition and design projects all over the world and since 2003 he is a regular mentor and architectural consultant at the “Watermill Center” on Long Island, New York. In 2001 he opened his design studio in Berlin and since 2006 he is a resident in Oslo. Serge von Arx is lecturing and implementing workshops at universities and other institutions worldwide and works internationally as a scenographer, designer and architect, focusing on „performative architecture”, the meeting and subsequent amalgamation of architecture and theatre. His research includes numerous international workshops, lectures and publications, and is accompanied by various board activities, notably for the Norwegian Artistic Research Program, and the Scandinavian Artistic Research Journal VIS. Serge von Arx curated the architecture section for the Prague Quadrennial 2015 and he is part of the curatorial board for the Prague Quadrennial 2019, focusing on the theatricality of the urban space. He arranged an international symposium and a series of workshops relating to the future of higher art education at the Zurich University of the Arts and in spring 2019 he taught there within the Master Program for Curatorial Studies.

Field of expertise

scenography in an expanded understanding as amalgamation of theatre and architecture, within theatres, museum and in the public space.

Working Group

WG3: Evolving strategies