Skálová earned her master’s degree in art history from the Institute of Art History at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts in 1999.

During her studies, she also engaged in educational activities and organised programmes for visitors with disabilities the National Gallery in Prague. From graduation until 2007, she produced and curated exhibitions at the Municipal House in Prague. In 2013–2019, she was curator of the sculpture collection and assistant director at the East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice. She has been a curator at GASK since 2020, where she is in charge of the graphics collection.

Skálová’s specialisation is on art of the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, post-war architecture and design. As a curator, she takes an interest in the gallery education and in being accessible to all groups of visitors.