Olia Lialina was born in Moscow in 1971. She attended Moscow State University in 1993 and became a professor of Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. She married a musician and delved into the realm of net art. From 1996 until 1998 she served as director of CINE FANTOM. She was co-organizer of this film club's festival and of the Make-world Festival.
She is the net author and artist for the "First Real Net Art Gallery", the "Last Real Net Art Museum", the "Most Beautiful Web Page", and "My Boyfriend Came Back From the War" (an interactive domain depicting war-time sentiments). She is currently working as co-author on the "Zombie and Mummy" episodes.