Zehra Şonya was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1972. She graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Hacettepe University with a first-class department and faculty ranking. She completed her master’s degree as a research assistant and returned to Cyprus in 2001. She lectured optional sculpture courses at the Art History and Archeology Department of Eastern Mediterranean University during 2001-2003. She is currently working on various projects dealing with visual arts (archiving, cyber museum design, web site design, organizing series of panels and talks, publications on visual arts, etc.) at EMU-Cyprus Research Centre. Also, she has undertaken the presidency and vice-presidency positions of European-Mediterranean Art Association. At present, she is the President of the association, and Editor-in-Chief of the Association’s quarterly art journal. She received various awards at local and international exhibitions that she had participated in the past. Writing frequently, Şonya has a number of essays on art, besides her exterior projects.