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Kecia Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya) (Kecya)  b. 1983  

 

Kecia Felix Donnelly was born and raised in Brazil and has residency in California, USA.

 

She is a cross-discipline artist who initiates, facilitates, and designs Artcura Incubator and practices. She is certified by U School for Transformation MIT (Massachusetts University of Technology) U-Lab 1x and 2x. 

Since 2020, her creative work has flourished alongside multidisciplinary projects involving change and leadership based on transformative regenerative capacities, alongside artists and interdisciplinary groups that evolve towards practices based on the technology and education of the interbeing.

From her autobiographical performance work (2011-2020), EIR or ORI (Eight Rites of Initiation), has evolved since 2023 to the creation of an unprecedented album called Canto para Transições (Chants for Transitions), where he composes songs, sings and develops the modules participatory activities that have their origins in the tradition of rites of passage. The series includes the RIAA Project (2020-present) - Rites of Initiation in the Axial Age, with a participatory module called The Liminal Theater.

Pulvis Solaris (2015-2018) is a seminal series of photography, videos, and an installation she created at home. The work takes shape as sculptures, photography, body response movement, installation, and shrines and includes materials such as glass chalices, encaustic, and other fragments collected in various environments. 

In 2015, she moved to California, where she started the Artcura Lab (2015-2019)from her apartment on Market Street in San Francisco, she brought and reflected on the art of inhabiting a home, combining rites with routines, hosting total immersion in a domestic environment open to audience interaction.

 

An artist in the Thresholds

I'm treading a path bringing enchantment back to life, like a meta-artist dancing on the threshold of a New Era. My work consists of restoring and developing new capacities for being in the world.

 

I facilitate connections and create safe places dedicated to the healing of social fields from the individual. The journey is transpersonal, return home and our relationship with inhabiting with presence.

Here and now, I invite you to co-create the future, uniting mind, heart, and hands to act in the present from the recognition of the past,

and incorporating new possibilities of being and dedication to all beings. 

K Sea Ya

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Education

In 2022, she will be certified at U School for Transformation at MIT (Massachusetts School of Technology), a 16-week certification course and project application on Awareness-based Systems Change and leadership transformation at the U LAB 1x.

In 2016 she received a certification in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from CIIS, The California Institute of Integral Studies.

In 2017 she integrated Anna Halprin Performance Lab, from where she received direct teaching and practices of scoring movement. Anna Halprin is a centenary artist pioneer of the experimental dance movement and Score and Ritual Movement.

Between 2008 and 2011, she participated in open courses and exhibitions at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts in Rio, where she was also influenced by the contemporary scene. 

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Costume and Design from Zuzu Angel Institute of the Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro - from where she began questioning fashion in the industrial age as a symbol of cultural objectification of the body and costumes. Still, as a Fashion Costume student, she begins her journey with performance art and experiments in the series Stone Woman (Mulher Pedra), examining the deconstruction of symbol and identity in an encounter with sensory-kinesthetic body and somatic memory.

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)

 

Criative Process & Procedencia e Propriedade, with Charles Watson (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, 2011)

 

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 at Mountain Home Studio ( Kentfield, CA, 2017 - 2020)

Performance Score Lab (Zoom 2020- 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 Dance Technique (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

Monica Carvalho: Exhibit Vassourinhas, video Salt Oracles ( Rio de Janeiro 2022) 

André Arruda: Librdade Project Exhibit ( RIo de Janeiro 2022) 

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)

Artcura Lab (San Francisco 2015-2019)

Cellula Lab at Safe House Residency (San Francisco, May- July 2018)

Artcura Incubator 2021-Present

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