Zuzana Piussi was born 1971 in Bratislava. Since 1992, Zuzana Piussi worked as stage and costume designer for, amongst others, the Stoka theater in Bratislava. In 1999 she wrote her own theatre show titled Modna prehliadka, enlisting the cooperation of L. Burgr and I. Hrubanicova. In 2000 she founded the Free Association for contemporary opera, together with L. Burgr. She wrote the libretti for the operas John King (2001) and Tete-a-tete (2002) and was also responsible for costumes and stage design. Since 2002 she has been studying at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava (VSMU), Faculty of Film and Television. Her first documentary film Výmet was awarded the Main Prize at the IFF Beirut in 2003.