Jan Versweyveld

Scenographer and lighting designer

Jan Versweyveld studied scenography at Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel, now LUCA, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In 1990, Versweyveld took on the position of scenographer at Het Zuidelijk Toneel in Eindhoven. He exchanged that position in 2001 for head of scenography, graphic design, and photography at International Theatre Amsterdam. He also designed several exhibitions and realised numerous sets and lighting designs for productions in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Among the many collaborations with internationally celebrated directors, he is one of Ivo van Hove's regular collaborators. He also works frequently with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas. Versweyveld has been a guest lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is one of the co-founders of the scenography training programme in Antwerp. At Dutch National Opera, he was previously responsible for the set and lighting designs of The Makropulos Affair (2002), La clemenza di Tito (2002), Iolanta (2004), Der Schatzgräber (2012) and Salome (2017).

Jan Versweyveld created the set and lighting design for Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, which will be performed at Dutch National Opera from 6 September to 27 September 2023.

Last update: 20 July 2023