* 1956, stage designer, costume designer, visual artist, lighting designer, curator
Jana Preková studied the Secondary Professional School of Applied Art in Prague and in 1983 finished her studies of Stage Design at DAMU, Prague. She currently works as an associate professor in Stage and Costume Design Department in JAMU, Brno, which she co-founded in 1990. She led the Studio of Body Design at the BUT Faculty of Fine Arts unil 2010. As a costume designer and scenographer she collaborates with many theatres (in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Hradec Králové, Pardubice etc) and directors (Martin Františák, Miroslav Bambušek, Ivan Rajmont, Viktorie Čermáková, Michal Dočekal and more). Her regular collaboration with Jan Antonín Pitínský as well as her collaboration with Jan Nebeský, is one of the constants of Jana Preková’s creative work. Out of all her works, let’s mention for example the production Z cizoty / Aus der Fremde (director: Jan Nebeský, Divadlo Na zábradlí, 2005), for which she was awarded with the Alfréd Radok Award for costumes. Jana Preková collaborates with established theatres (such as The National Theatre), as well as studio and experimental productions. She often participates in various site-specific events, exhibits visual works and as a curator she engages at presentations of young artists. She was awarded with the Golden Medal PQ 99, since 1990 she leads international workshops in the Czech republic and abroad (USA, Turkey, Spain, Finland, France etc.) and since 1990 she is a member of ČOSDAT / OISTAT.
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