Creative direction, staging design, and event production.
PETER AGOOS / AGOOS D-ZINES LLC
PETER AGOOS has created permanent and temporary works at all scales, ranging from theatrical and film sets to exhibit and architectural designs, from temporary art installations to multimedia stagings for events, from documentary films to graphic design for print and web. He has worked with corporations from start–up to industry–defining giant as well as small nonprofits and international NGOs. Some highlights:
EVENT Creative director and producer of Moving Day 2016, a day of events celebrating the centennial of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s move from Boston to Cambridge; Staging and set design for the Opportunity Nation Summits (Washington DC 2015 & 2012; NYC 2011); Creative director for the illumination of the Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) for its 100th year celebrations (2013); Creative director, executive producer, and stage designer for MIT’s sesquicentennial convocation (2011).
ART / EXHIBIT Exhibition designer for Female Faces in Sustainable Places, a photo exhibit on the work of Malaysian women promoting sustainable development, Wolk Gallery, MIT (2015); Tropical Fort Point, a floating installation of 16 majesty palm trees (2014); C is for Clamp (with Diane Fiedler), an art installation for Boston Children’s Museum (2013); Arts Imbalance, an installation above the Fort Point Channel (2012); Genome Mobile, for The Broad Institute's DNAtrium Museum, showing the phylogenetic relationships of the first 30 mammals whose genomes had been sequenced (2010); Exhibition designer for a 20th anniversary photo exhibit for the public health NGO Partners In Health (2007).
OTHER Seat Light Control, a winner of Boston’s Public Space Invitational for (2014); Calendar designs for Partners In Health (2007–2011); Set design for Present Imperfect, a production of 6 short Pinter plays (2009); Architectural design of an intimate rural home for a small family (2008); Installation section team leader for Christo & Jeanne–Claude’s The Gates (2006).
BIOGRAPHICAL MISCELLANY Peter has served on competition juries for Common Boston Common Build and for FPAC floating art competitions, and on studio crit juries at RISD, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the Boston Arts Academy. He made several trips to Haiti in 2012–2013 as a volunteer carpenter on Partners In Health’s 300-bed hospital in Mirebalais. And he serves on the board of The Farm School, where education–focused programs on two organic family farms in central Mass connect people of all ages to the land and help train the next generations of farmers in sustainable agriculture.