Koert Vermeulen


With over 20 years of experience in the fields of architectural lighting design, entertainment and art installations, Koert Vermeulen is today an internationally renowned lighting designer, working on high-calibre projects such as the lighting conception and multimedia design for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Having created his first light & sound production company in 1989, Koert then launched ACT lighting design in 1995. The company designs the lighting, set, content and video animation for the entertainment sector, which includes theatrical performances, urban operas, « light and sound » shows, corporate shows, theme parks, events & concerts, festivals and more. Some of the events are for audiences of thousands and others are small scale contemporary plays and performances.

Since 1998, Koert has expanded his work towards architecture,with projects such as exhibitions, museums, heritage sites, shopping malls, urban spaces, city master plans and other outdoor projects, while keeping his specific, theatrical style. This work led to the creation of ACT architectural lighting design in 2004.

At around the same time, Koert collaborated with Franco Dragone and illuminated several projects for him, such as the prestigious Le Rêve, a show launched in April 2005 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Koert Vermeluen is regularly invited to prestigious conferences to give lectures and speeches to lighting design professionals. Between 2004 and 2008, Koert was a guest professor at the illustrious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, teaching a course on lighting design. He is a member of the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

Having won numerous European competitions, Koert went on to develop a new aspect of his work and began creating Light Art installations. He continues to experiment with new ways of captivating an audience, perpetually developing innovative visual design techniques whilst exploring new fields of application.