Boris Kudlička is a Slovak set designer who has played a crucial role in the theatre industry for the last two decades. He studied set design at the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, and the Minerva Art Academy, Groningen. He regularly collaborates with director Mariusz Treliński, with whom he created the following: Tristan und Isolde (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Iolanta (Metropolitan Opera, Maggio Musicale, Florence), Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (Metropolitan Opera, Polish National Opera), The Fiery Angel (Polish National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival), Manon Lescaut (Welsh National Opera, La Monnaie du Munt, Brussels, Polish National Opera) and Der fliegende Holländer, Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, La Traviata and Powder Her Face (for companies in Europe, the USA and Israel). His productions with Warner include Tannhäuser (Opéra national du Rhin), The Devils of Loudun (Royal Danish Opera), Le nozze di Figaro (Polish National Opera), Falstaff and The Tempest (Frankfurt Opera). He has also collaborated with Dale Duesing in Berlin, Frankfurt and Bern and with theatre director Amon Miyamoto on projects in Tokyo, Yokohama and for Lincoln Center Festival, New York.
Kudlička has not only worked in theatre but also the film industry. Moreover, he designed numerous exhibitions including the Polish pavilion for Expo 2000 in Hanover and Expo 2010 in Shanghai, where he won the silver medal. His many awards include a gold medal at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. Kudlička was a partner in the Polish architectural practice WWAA which specialized in architecture, interior design and exhibitions. Moreover, he was a lecturer in scenography at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts between 2011 and 2014. In 2018, he has established his own architectural practice, Boris Kudlička with Partners, which offers luxurious interior design for commercial and private investments. The company’s most prominent projects include Raffles Europejski Warsaw Hotel, family offices in Zurich, ladies’ SPA in Doha and many more premium private interiors.