Sasha Zaitseva was born in Donetsk, Ukraine. She graduated from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University where she studied Plastic Arts and Theory of Arts and Culture. Being of both Ukrainian and Russian origins and living in France for more than 7 years now, thus the subject of the cultural identification is primordial in her art.

In her installations Sasha recreates the ancient tradition of Ukrainian wreath making. She recycles Ukrainian symbols and associate it with modern common and iconic objects from the mass market and the Soviet past. Such a combination creates an inventive image of the cultural and national identity at the time of globalization.

The ancient folkloric ritual of wreath weaving embodies the way we create a new story from recycled symbols by reinventing the use of some objects. Its circular forms depict the human culture, its constant changing history and the eternal circle of life. There is no beginning and no end in this composition, every object enchains another and they all work together as moving pictures. This allegory of the cultural enchaining symbolizes the way the national identity is formed and questions the future of identification in an environment of global culture and mass production.

She also develops the concept of mask-making as a part of identity creation. Although masks were not largely common in Ukrainian or Slavic cultures, Sasha decided to imagine what it would look like nowadays. Using the personal and national associations she created a non-existing mask, which celebrates the freedom of no belonging to any cultural or national identification.s