Victoria “Vita” Tzykun [tsee-‘koon] is a Ukrainian - Israeli - American director, designer, and multimedia artist.
She has designed for companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Norwegian Opera, The Bolshoi Theater, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera and Wexford Opera Festival (Ireland), among others. A champion of new works, Vita designed over a dozen world premieres in major theaters around the globe.
Her numerous film and tv credits include design and art direction for Lady Gaga, production design for several award-winning films, and commercials for leading brands such as PBS, DirectTV, Axe, Bulova, and Qualcomm.
Holding an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA from Tel Aviv
University, Vita has given workshops and masterclasses at Weill Institute of Music
at Carnegie Hall, the National Theater Institute, San Diego State University, University of Missouri Kansas City, Montclair State University, and Mannes School of Music.
Alongside performer/digital media artist David Adam Moore, Tzykun is a founding member of GLMMR - an NYC-based interdisciplinary art collective that fuses the worlds of fine art, audiovisual technology, and live performance.
Tzykun has served as an advisor for the National Endowment for the Arts and has worked with leading technologists on the advisory boards of both San Diego Opera’s Opera Hack and Austin Opera’s Innovation Council.
Her work was given a solo exhibition at Opera America’s National Opera
Center in New York, and has been featured in exhibitions at the Entertainment
Industry Expo in NYC, Habima National Theater in Tel-Aviv, and the World Stage
Design Exhibition in Toronto. She has been profiled by publications including Entertainment Design and Lighting & Sound America, and was nominated for Designer of the Year by the International Opera Awards. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Ceres Gallery in NYC and are held in private collections throughout the US, Europe, and Israel.