Alina Maksimenko is an artist born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a painter, film director and director of photography.During 1985-1988 she studied at the T.G Shevchenko Art School. In 1993 she graduated from the M. Boychuk Art College in Kyiv. In 2014 she showed her first video installation at the Kyiv Arsenal. She also finished the documentary film directing speciality at the Radio Broadcasting and Press Institute in 2019 under Serhiy Bukovsky. She graduated from the DOK PRO educational programme at the Wajda School in 2020. She has been a member of the BG-Art. Union of Artists since 2001, and a member of the Union of Painters of Ukraine since 2003. The director lives and works in Ukraine. She left Irpin during the occupation and returned to the city when it was liberated. Now she is shooting her second documentary project, a feature entitled Stitched Steps.