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Olya Kroytor

1986, Moscow
Lives and works in Moscow

Point of Support, 2013 Performance


  • 2009 Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow
  • 2008 Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow
  • 2007 Moscow Museum of Modern Art «Free Workshops», Moscow

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 Dissociative Identity Disorder, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
  • 2011 Split personality, Regina Gallery, Moscow
  • 2011 Composition No1, Dvorets, St. Petersburg

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Always in the Vanguard, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
  • 2013 Part of the Whole, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow
  • 2013 Expansion of the Subject, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
  • 2012 V_museum — Platform Moscow, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
  • 2012 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

Artists: Olya Kroytor, Maria Kulikovskaya, Sergey Melnichenko, Semen Motolyanets, Denis Patrakeyev, Vladimir Potapov, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Alexei Salmanov, Eva Zhigalova, among others

Curator: Anna Buyvid

Organizer: RuArts Gallery

Venue: RuArts Gallery

Dates: July 10 – August 2, 2014 

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.