Cintia Cristiá

Performance and Creativity

Dr. Cintia Cristiá is a musicologist and curator who specializes in the relationship among the arts. She holds a PhD from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne and was tenured professor in Argentina for a decade. Dr. Cristiá was Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University and taught courses at other Canadian higher education institutions including Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Cristiá led interdisciplinary research projects in Argentina (Universidad Nacional del Litoral) and Canada (Toronto Metropolitan University), where she was the Principal Investigator for a SSHRC-funded partnership with the National Arts Centre that looked into orchestral music audience remote engagement during COVID-19 social restrictions using new media. 

As the author of a ground-breaking book on Argentine painter, sculptor, and visual musician Alejandro Xul Solar, and the editor of a critical volume on interart aesthetics, she explores the relationship between music, visual arts, and literature, to reveal underlying cultural values and preconceptions. Her research-creation projects include exhibitions on music, arts, and media, and innovative public musicology events.

Dr. Cristiá has curated exhibitions that explored the connections among the arts, including Dialogues of the muses: Music and the Visual Arts, and Domestic Music-Making: From Parlour Music to Digital Sound.  Her work has been published internationally and has received awards in musicology and art critique.