Kecya Felix Donnelly (b. 1983, Belo Horizonte) 

K Sea Ya is ​​a multimedia artist born and raised in Brazil, and a resident in California. 

 

She intermediates practices between multisensorial arts, body, and space.  In her home, she created an art residency by various laboratories called Artcura.  In these intimate environments, she is drawing events and immersive installations where family and guests are invited to reflect on intimacy and their relationship with the nature of the body and the quality of inhabiting space.  Her artwork dialogues on the subjects of everyday rituals, the relationship between containers and substances, living organisms and objects in relationship to space.

The results of the Artcura process include installations, performances, sculptures, photography, and videos. 

 

Kecya is a student in the philosophies and the path of dharma through Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. She also gains knowledge of the field of the body and social construction and memory with indigenous traditions, somatic therapy, and cosmology.  Kecya is certified as a practitioner of sound, voice, and healing by CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies), has a bachelor’s degree in arts and design at the Universidade Veiga de Almeida in Rio de Janeiro. Kecya is a member of the performance laboratory of the renowned artist and master in dance, movement and healing arts, Anna Halprin. 

 

 

Education

 

Arts

Certification in Sound, Voice and Healing Arts (CIIS, San Francisco 2015 - 2016)

Mentorship and Project Planning, with Ricardo Becker (EAV School of Visual Arts Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro 2009 - 2011)

 

History of Art from Classic to Contemporary Thinking, with Franz Manata (EAV School of Visual Arts Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro 2009 - 2011)

 

Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design (Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro, 2008)

 

 

Meditation and Mindfulness

Goenka Vipassana Meditation 10 day silent course

Satipatthana Sutta course (Brazil, CA, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

 

Dance and Movement

Anna Halprin Lab Score ( Kentfield, CA, 2017 - present)

 

Silvestre Technique and Brazilian Folk Orixá Dance, Theory and Methodology intensive summer course with Rosangela Silvestre / Vera Passos (Funceb, Salvador, Brazil, 2016, 2017)

 

Silvestre Technique (ODC Dance, San Francisco, 2015 - present)

Workshop: Body Mapping and Somatics with final site-specific performance, with Nathalie Fari (Institute O Barco, São Paulo, 2013)  

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Collaborations

Silvia Nakkach: Transformances (Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, 2016 - 2017)

Cristina Cordeiro: Art-to-wear design, production, videos, performances (Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, 2012 - present)

 

Denise Milan: Performance intervention The Birth of Venus in the Noosphere (São Paulo, 2013)

 

Ricardo Becker: Performance and photography series at Espelho Seu & Projeto Cisco (Rio de Janeiro, 2012 - 2013)

 

Residency Programs

Artspan Journal Building Art Residency (San Francisco, August 2017 - 2018)

Babalawo Satya (San Francisco 2015-2019)

Safe House Raw Residency Performance Lab 2018