Faridun Zoda was born in 1958, in Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan. At the age of 12, Faridun attended the Moscow High School for the Arts, 1970-1976, and the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts, 1976-1982. In 1993, Faridun won first place for the best monument dedicated to the civil war in Tajikistan, organized by the government of Tajikistan. He is prominently featured in the book, "Young Artists of Tajikistan" and "Landscapes of a Mountainous District", and in the United Nations "Chronicle Magazine", "Manhattan Arts International" and other publications. Faridun's first solo show in the United States was in 1989 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1994, Faridun moved to the United States. In 1996 he won the "Color Profile Award" in the "Manhattan Arts International" 5th Annual International Art competition, and the "Color Profile Award" New York Search for the most unique image, "Sun Storm Art Magazine". Award of excellence in 1997 & 1998, "Manhattan Arts" international art competition. Faridun was invited for solo and group shows in 2000, 2001 and 2008 at the United Nations. Faridun Zoda is a U.S. citizen and resides in the United States. His collections of art are in the USA, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, Chile, Israel and China.