Esterina Zarrillo


Esterina Zarrillo, Italy, set designer and video artist, lives and works in Barcelona since 1991.

After studying visual arts in Bologna, she started to work in different fields producing cultural and political events in the known independent cultural center “isola en el cantiere”

In 1991 she moved to Barcelona.

In 1992 she met the art group “Maat”. In that year she did various solo exhibitions of her paintings in Barcelona.

She also started a long term professional relationship with the set designer Roland Olbeter, with whom she collaborated in many of the major iconic pieces and set designs for the Fura dells Baus in those years.

Together with Carlos de la Madrid she was responsible during some years for the principal decoration for the Carnival in Las Islas Canarias

During that time  she also worked as an art director for TV spots for companies like Vodafone, Pepsi and was the production designer for the movie “The nun” by Luis de la Madrid.

She worked for three years  as an assistant director for Franc Aleu from Urano Production, realizing videos for operas in Spain and Italy. For Urano Film she also worked on the giant video projection in Shanghai, EXPO 2014, together with La Fura dels Baus.

She collaborated in the set design of theAida” de Verdi in La Arena de Verona

In 2015 Esterina Zarrillo realized set designs and videos for the operas in Perm, Don Giovanni, and Bucharest, “Oedipus” and collaborated in the operas “Cellini” in Köln, and “Das Lied der Frauen vom Fluss”, Luzern.

She is creating and realizing the video for the new show “Gulliver’s Dream” by Roland Olbeter.