Anna Kontek was born in Poland. First graduated as an architect in Warsaw she entered the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and obtained a Master’s degree in stage design in 1984. Her master thesis consisted of the set and costume design for The Little Prince Ballet for the Finnish National Opera 1982, which she was appointed at the same year. She has designed the sets and costumes for over 100 operas, ballets and theatre productions.
Cooperation outside Finland
France, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Estonia and Poland.
Besides exhibiting around the Finland, her work has been seen in Prague, Warsaw, Tallinn,Tarto, Toronto, Bilbao and Tokyo.
Prizes and nominations
Silver medal at the international Prague Quadriennale in 1995 of her stage and costume design for The Nightingale, The Finnish Wihuri Prize in 2002 of her costume designs for Khovanshchina, a diploma in Poland 1991 of promoting Polish culture abroad, The Knight’s Cross in Poland 1991 of merit of the Republic of Poland of promoting cultural connections between Poland and Finland.