Alina Kopytsa (*1983, Ukraine) Kopytsa received her diploma in graphic arts from the National Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (2000-2006). Since 2016 she studies fine arts at Zurich University of the Arts. Gender relations, sexual behavior, and fetishism are subjects of the textiles, sculptures, and performances of Alina Kopytsa. Her provocative work addresses social taboos, unveiling the possibility of a passionate sexual drive free from gender-political relations and social expectations. Since 2011 she has participated in major international and personal artistic projects such as Play. Pause. Stop, The Naked Room, Kyiv, Ukraine; Biennale Ve věci umění / Matter of Art 2020 (VVUMOA) Prague; Catch of the Year(s), Dienstgebaude, Zurich, Switzerland; A Space of One’s Own, PinchukArtCentre Kyiv, Ukraine; Women’s Workshop, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine; Plug it, Lokal int gallery, Biel, Switzerland; “Puppenhous”, Sihlhhalle gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.