Kinga Araya is a visual artist and art historian who completed her doctoral studies in the Special Individualized Program (studio arts and critical theory) at Concordia University in Montréal (2004). Araya has exhibited her interdisciplinary work in numerous national and international solo and group art exhibitions, film, video and performance art festivals in Canada, USA, Poland, England, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Lebanon, and Australia. She is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, the most notable are: Postdoctoral and Artistic Fellowship, Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (2007-08), Berlin, Germany; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (2006-2007); and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Montreal, Canada. She is currently a full-time professor at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Please visit