Olya Kroytor was born in 1986 in Moscow. Graduated from the Artistic and Graphic Department of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (2008) and Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (2009). Works with collage and performance. She has had solo shows in Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Regina Gallery (2011), Artwin Gallery (2015) in Moscow, ZARYA Center for Contemporary Arts in Vladivostok and Kicik Qalart in Baku, Azerbaijan. Olya Kroytor has also participated in many significant group exhibitions in Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany and the UK. She was nominated to the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (2014, included in shortlist in the Best Public Art category) and to the Kandinsky Prize (2012), Russian independent contemporary art award. Lives and works in Moscow.