Olya Kroytor was born in 1986 in Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Department of Art and Graphics), and Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art.
In her installations, performances, objects, collages, and videos, she creates images that touch upon the theme of urbanism and the problems of residents of megacities. In her performances, she explores the possibilities of the body and psyche. Her series of collages, combining photos from newspapers of the 70s and 80s with geometric lines, refers to the Soviet avant-garde. Comic book collages fold into geometric abstractions.
Finalist of the Kandinsky Prize (Project of the Year category, 2017; Young Artist, 2012); laureate (Young Artist. Project of the Year category, 2015). A member of the grant program of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2016, 2017). Nominee for the Kuryokhin Prize (Art in Public Space category, 2014).