Kecya Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya)  b. 1983 

Meditation and movement practices were Kecya's starting point combining regenerative, creative, and healing modalities. Her work permeates the field of art performance, installation, video, objects of experimentation, relational spaces. Her projects stand out for their experimental qualities emphasizing the mind of a beginner while navigating and getting to know the emotional, vital, and subliminal qualities of the body and its relationship with its environments. In the project Eight Rites of Initiation (ERI), K Sea Ya tells how performance was an important vehicle in plunging in the fields of consciousness and insight, generating a new level of cognition in stages of consciousness through art.

The seeds of this process are made available on the Artcura multimedia platform and in its comprehensive and lively continuity, it aims to create spaces dedicated to human, physical, digital, and global connection with an emphasis on creative processes and regenerative economy, emphasizing art as a platform for Integral development. The artist's projects and works are also available for viewing on the platform.

In 2021, in progress new collaborations, services, product gallery, and access to creative mentoring, in-person with Kecya and with future contributors. The services are offered via video conference, in Portuguese and English language.

K Sea Ya proposes the perception of the sublime, the invisible, the sensations, emotions, and ways in which we interact with the world around us as a path of development of a Holistic Self. She sees art as an essential spiritual tool for the development of individual, relational, global, and cosmic consciousness. As a student of Integral Yoga, she aims to integrate the principles of dharma and integral development in the core of her art - interaction, collaborations, creative process, and aesthetic perception. The creative process unfolds an integral mind in action, where she seeks for balance between tension, imperfection, impermanence, and ephemerality. In performance, she embraces the sublime beauty in organic and fictional poetry. With space, she invites us to tune in and notice the subtle aspects of space and the physical, vital, and mental body; how we feel, how we move and experience life reveal multiple levels of consciousness and trigger the response in creative and spiritual potential.

 

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 (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