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Rybáková, Simona

* 1963, costume designer


Simona Rybáková studied the Secondary Professional School of Applied Art and later the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the studio of clothing design. She completed a half year long internship in the field of clothing design in Helsinki – University of Industrial Arts (1990) and a scholarship stay at the RISD Providence in the USA. Since 1996 she is the Czech representative in the executive (until 2009) and in the scenographic board of The International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT). She is also a member of the Czech and European Film Academy. She curated the international exhibition Extreme costume / Extrémní kostým and co-curated the section Extreme Talks at the PG 2011. She created costumes for the  Ballet Unit Cramp / Baletní jednotka křeč (founders Michal Caban and Šimon Caban) and for many other companies and theatres: State Opera and the National Theatre in Prague, Klicpera’s theatre in Hradec Králové, South Bohemian theatre in České Budějovice, J.K.Tyl Theatre in Plzeň and many more. She was awarded with the following prizes: 1st prize of the Swarowski Award,  Golden Triga PQ 99, main award for costumes at the WSD 2013 in Cardiff and a bronze medal at the WSD Taipei 2017. She won the Czech Lion Prize for her costume work for the Tři Bratři movie.


„What does today’s scenography mean to you?“

“Shared space, which I feel part of, and in which I try to move across the spectrum, genres and generations.”


„What artwork did you find interesting in the past few months“

Big bang data – exhibition in DOX

Tymothy Snyder: On Tyranny – book

Dunkerk (directed by Ch. Nolan) – film