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Kecya Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya)  b. 1983  


Kecya Felix Donnelly (K Sea Ya) was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and has lived in California, United States, since 2015.


K Sea Ya, is a cross-discipline artist who initiates, facilitates, and designs Artcura Incubator and practices. 


She is a facilitator certified by U School for transformation MIT U-Lab 1x Awareness-based System Change and creator of Artcura and The Liminal Theater practices. 

(see MIT certification doc)


Since 2020, her creative work has flourished alongside multidisciplinary projects involving change and leadership from the awareness and transformative regenerative capabilities from artists and interdisciplinary groups evolving towards ecosystem-based practices.

In a biographical creative work she is currently working at the ERI's Eight Rites of Initiation, where she writes passages of her creative process as rites of initiation to find her purpose and realization of her work as a bridge to a new consciousness evolution realigning creativity, human evolution, and ecosystems awareness.

The series unfolded into the current work, RIAA (2020-present) - Rites of Initiation in Axial Age, and its participatory module, The Liminal Theater. ​


Pulvis Solaris (2015-present) is a seminal series of works that portrays, through visual aesthetics, a story of an evolutionary transformation of consciousness through Salt. The work takes shape as sculptures, photography, body response movement, installation, and shrines and includes material such as glass chalices, encaustic, and other fragments collected in various enviroments. 

In 2015, she moved to California and started an Artcura Lab (2015-2019), the Babalawo Satya Lab,  from her apartment on Market Street in San Francisco. At home, she brought the art of inhabiting, combining rites with routines and hosting total immersion in a domestic womb open to audience interaction. From the body to the house to be in relation to space, she discovered how to dig into walls and discovery gateways to transitions and adaptation to a new place and ways of being. 


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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In 2022, Kecya is certified at U School for Transformation at The 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 2008-2011 she participated in open courses and exhibitions at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts in Rio, where she also received influences from the contemporary scene. 

Kecya 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 to question fashion in the industrial age as a symbol of cultural objectification of the body and costumes. Still, as a Fashion Costume student 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.


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)  



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- Jully 2018)

Artcura Incubator 2021-Present

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