Anya Zholud (Russia) is a well-known Russian contemporary artist. Zholud has shown in major institutional venues in Russian and abroad. Before she turned 35, she had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. She has participated in the main Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2009, and exhibited at the Garage in Moscow. She graduated from St. Petersburg Art College and the St. Petersburg State Academy of Applied Art and Design.
Her work in in the collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Private Contemporary Art Museum in Moscow, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Museum of Non-conformist Art in St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, State Russian Museum, Tretyakov Gallery. She was nominated three times, 2007, 2009 and 2012 —for the All-Russia «Innovation» prize in the sphere of contemporary art, and nominated for the Kandinsky Prize.