Anu Vahtra was born in 1982, Estonia. She received her BA in photography from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2005 and she graduated in 2007 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (photography department). She exhibited in several international places like the Daegu Photo Biennale (South-Korea), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) and the Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius. She had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam and Tallin. In 2015 she was the winner of the Köler Prize and also nominated for the Kristjan Raud Prize. In 2014 she was nominated for the Sandolin Art Prize as well. She participated in several residency programs, for example in Lithuania and Norway. She lives and works in Tallin.