Olya Kroytor is a performance artist. She is a graduate of Moscow State Pedagogical University, where she studied Art and Graphic Design, as well as the Moscow Museum of Modern Art’s Free Workshops program and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Olya was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in 2012 (Best Young Artist) and the Kuryokhin Award in 2014 (Best Work of Public Art), winning the Kandinsky Prize for Project of the Year in 2015 for her performance The Fulcrum. In 2016, she was a Brodsky Foundation Fellow. In 2020, she was also ranked seventh in The Art Newspaper Russia’s list of most promising Russian artists.