Victoria “Vita” Tzykun has designed sets, costumes, and projections for companies such as the Bolshoi Theatre (Russia; The Passenger), Norwegian Opera, LA Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Philadelphia, The Kennedy Center, Wexford Opera Festival (Ireland), Boston Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, Kristiansund Opera (Norway), Bard Summerscape, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Utah Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Juilliard Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Prototype Festival (NYC), National Sawdust (NYC), Theatro Imeras (Athens), 3LD Art and Media Center, New York Classical Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the 92nd Street Y.
Her numerous film and television credits include art direction for Lady Gaga’s ABC Thanksgiving Special, production design for several award winning feature films and shorts, and commercials for leading companies such as PBS, DirectTV, Axe, Bulova, Qualcomm, and the U.S. Army.
Tzykun is a founding member of GLMMR – a New York-based interdisciplinary art collective that fuses the worlds of fine art, audiovisual technology, and live performance. GLMMR’s recent projects include critically-acclaimed productions of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat at Indianapolis Opera, Soldier Songs at Atlanta Opera, and Winterreise at Atlanta Opera, Anchorage Opera, and New York’s National Sawdust. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall as a guest lecturer.
Her work was recently showcased in a solo exhibition at the National Opera America Center in New York, and has been featured in exhibitions at the Entertainment Industry Expo in NYC, Habima National Theater in Tel-Aviv, the World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto, and in Entertainment Design magazine. Tzykun has also served as a panelist on the Opera Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2016, Victoria Tzykun was nominated for Best Design by the International Opera Awards.
Tzykun holds an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded a full scholarship, and a BFA (magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University. She currently lives and works in New York City.