Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist, working in the areas of performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, and mark-making. Her work investigates the role of the body as both subject and object in art, and transnational identity, diaspora, and gender in the context of her Ethiopian-American heritage. She has exhibited in solo and group shows at venues such as the Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Museum of Modern Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Galeria Labirynt (Lublin, Poland), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY), Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC), and Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago, IL). Her artist residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ox-Bow, Yaddo, and a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. Helina completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Tufts University's School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015, where she was selected as the Graduate Student Commencement Speaker and named one of the "top MFA students to watch" by the Boston Globe. She was a 2015-2017 AICAD Teaching Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute in the Graduate and New Genre departments, and is currently a Hamiltonian Fellow at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC.