was born in Stuttgart in 1991 and lives and works as a set and lighting designer in Hamburg.

She studied stage and costume design at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, she transferred to the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, where she successfully completed her studies in stage design and free art with Professor Raimund Bauer. In addition, she completed her master's degree in Architectural Lighting Design at the University of Wismar from 2020 to 2022.


Her artistic approach is characterized by the interweaving of basic architectural structures, exploring the potentials of narrative light as a central element. This in-depth exploration of narrative lighting forms the core of her artistic practice. Shifting levels of abstraction unfold in her works, creating associative stages and spaces. The sensitive integration of light creates tangible atmospheres and psychologically immersive spaces that themselves become active design elements.


Mara-Madeleine Pieler designs stage spaces for theaters such as Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin,Staatstheater Cottbus, Thalia Theater Hamburg and Kampnagel in Hamburg. The play "Totenfest" in collaboration with director Max Pross at Schauspielhaus Hamburg was invited to the "Radikal Jung Festival" in 2020. She also realizes lighting designs and immersive spatial installations for the cultural and architectural sectors.