Es Devlin

Set designer.

Es Devlin creates kinetic sculptures in opera, dance, theatre, fashion, music as well as solo work.

Her first works were in small experimental theatres in London including The Bush and The Gate. Her canvas has expanded over the past two decades – through The National Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Royal Opera House, La Scala, and onto the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and the Olympic stadia in London and Rio.

She has created stage sculptures in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd.

She designed the London Olympic closing ceremony and the Rio Olympic opening ceremony and continues to work in theatre at all scales – including Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at The Barbican and Girls & Boys with Carey Mulligan at The Royal Court.

Her solo installation work includes: The Singing Tree at The V&A Museum 2017/18, Room 2022 at The Edition Miami 2017, Mirrormaze In Peckham, London 2016, Playbox at The Belgian Stadstriennale 2016, Poemportraits at The Serpentine Gallery 2017 and Magicbox in the permanent collection at The V&A.

Es has been awarded the 2017 London Design Medal, 3 Olivier Awards, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle And Wall Street Journal Innovation Award 2016. She is a fellow of Ual London and was made Obe in 2015.

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