Anna Macherianaki

Set Designer, Costume Designer
She was born in Athens. She studied Political Science at the University of Athens School of Law, as well as at the Vakalo School of Art and Design. She attended pottery, traditional loom and handmade jewelry courses with expert instructors and in independent workshops. In 1981, she started working as a set and costume designer for television (ET1, ET2, SKAI) and films. Since 1980, she has collaborated as a set and costume designer with the National Theater of Greece, the Athens Concert Hall, the Theatro Lirico Ventidio Basso di (Ascoli, Italy, the Athens Festival, the Epidaurus Festival, the regional municipal theaters of Agrinio, Kalamata, Ioannina, Kozani, Komotini and Crete, the Art Theatre (Theatro Technis), the National Theater of Northern Greece, as well as with many private theaters (Aliki Theater, Koilon Theater, Evdomo Theater, Topio Theater, Alpha Theater, Thiasos '81, Neon Theater, Acadimos Theater, Alekton Theater, Theatro tou Notou, Pelma, Elyse Theater,, and more). She has worked in many children's theater production. She teaches handmade toy and jewelry making, and theatrical construction in workshops for children and adults. She taught set design and costume design at the Drama School of the Piraikos Syndesmos (1980-2001) and teaches in European culture programs. She has participated in group and personal ehibitions on set design and costume design in Greece and abroad (National Gallery, etc.) She has won costume design awards for television shows (2000, 2004) and theater roductions (2003). She serves as curator and member of the Board of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, department of decorative arts. For the GNO, she has designed the costumes for the performance of Nikos Xanthoulis’ The tear of the moon [To dakry tou feggariou] (2000), as well as the costumes and set for Giannis Drositis’ opera Maestro Kobravoura.