Against The Odds 2:
Open Studios

Diviane Helena

DIVIANE HELENA – DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER & MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST Artistic director, choreographer, performer, writer and psychoanalyst. Diviane develops artistic research through her methodology entitled Sensorygraphy. The focus of her artistic work is on the poetic language of sensations, challenging modes of interaction between bodies, spaces and subjectivities.

She has experience in solo creations, in partnerships with Brazilian and European artists, and in community art projects.

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Artist selected for “New Voices of Ireland 2020”. Awarded the “Prêmio Festival Funarte Acessibilidança Virtual 2020” as creator-interpreter of the work “Do Avesso”.
Artistic director and coordinator of the “de coreto em coreto” project supported by Profice – Programa de Fomento e Incentivo a Cultura do Estado do Paraná, Brazil.
First class honours in Master of Arts in Art Therapy at Crawford College of Art & Design / Ireland, 2018-2020, awarded “The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship”.
Resident artist of the Teacher Artist Partnership programme 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 with support from the Arts Council.Artist in exchange at the School of Visual Arts in New York/USA, 2019 with support from Crawford College of Art & Design.

Diviane studied Professional Dance at Firkin Crane The Home of Dance in Cork, Ireland between 2018 and 2021, Artistic Dance Research at Universidade Estadual do Paraná between 2015 and 2018 and Contemporary Dance at Universidade Federal Technological do Paraná between 2013 and 2014.

Postgraduate in Psychoanalysis: theory and practice. Bachelor in Psychology and Psychologist Training at the Universidade Federal Paraná.

My Work

DIVIANE – Project description: The project was born from a partnership between the Brazilian dancer and multidisciplinary artist Diviane Helena and the Irish visual artist Barbara O’Meara. Both developed a collection of six videos, three videos each, inspired by their virtual meetings in which they immersed themselves in dialogue and studies about ancestry, femininity and traditional sacred rituals from Ireland and Brazil. The videos are also a response to the restrictions we are living at the moment due to Covid-19. The artists worked from separate locations due to the current restrictions. Their subjective implication made this project happen from an intimate place.

The piece “The Nature of Femininity # 1” is a tribute to Iemanjá. The artist Diviane sought to investigate the facets of femininity and fertility from her encounter with the sea and the relationship with an object. On the one hand, the object becomes a platform where she remains fixed in one place and seeks to balance herself between relaxation and tension. On the other hand, the object becomes a vessel, an empty place where fluidity finds space.

In the piece “The Nature of Ancestry #2” the artist accessed personal affective memories to connect with her ancestors of Italian-Brazilian descent who lived in a village in the interior of Brazil and worked in the cultivation of grapes for wine making. Their ancestors had to plant, harvest, and step on the land and a lot of grapes to survive. The work is also a recognition of the trajectory followed by women of other generations who had intense contact with the land and its healing and ritualistic properties. It is a tribute to the rituals of our ancestors and a manifesto for their rescue and resignification.

In the piece “The Nature of Circles #3” the artist started from the idea of a sacred circular geometry in the construction of gestures and movements, respecting what the natural space offered at that present moment. The artist was inspired by the winter solstice to honour the sunlight and the shadows, playing constantly with those polarities alive in our humanity.

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Find out more

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CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: The Work

Open Call


Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme

Deadline – 25/02/2024


Open Call | Centre for Creative Practices Programme 2025

The Centre for Creative Practices invites submissions from PROFESSIONAL migrant and culturally diverse artists and local artists working with culturally diverse artists for our 2025 visual arts and multidisciplinary programme. We especially welcome participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and experimental proposals by individual artists and collectives. All projects have to include an artist’s talk and a participatory workshop for audiences.

We are inviting project proposals for two strands of our programme:

  • New Voices of Ireland Series
  • Third Space


THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES aims to offer broad audiences a unique chance to engage with high-quality work by selected migrant and culturally diverse artists of various disciplines.

THIRD SPACE – collaborative projects between migrant and culturally diverse artists

Artists’ fees, production and marketing costs will be covered, and curatorial and production support will be offered by CFCP for the selected project. Up to 10 projects will be selected.

How to

Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing the following information:

  • Project/Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
  • CV/History of artistic practice – max 1 A4 page
  • 6 images of recent work – with titles and medium, where appropriate with dimensions
  • Artistic workshop proposal
  • Project budget
  • Proposed timeline venue

Please submit your proposals via email to monika@cfcp.ie In the subject line please state: Programme proposal 2025, CFCP

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via email monika@cfcp.ie or just give us a call at 086-6084020.

The submission deadline is Sunday – 25/02/2024. Late applications will not be accepted.




Centre for Creative Practices Ltd. (CFCP) is a not-for-profit, national development and resource organisation for migrant & culturally diverse artists in Ireland.

CFCP is committed to professionally supporting, effectively showcasing and developing the talent of migrant artists, offering tailored artistic and capacity-building programmes, mentoring, and resources, and helping artists to access the local arts scene and build sustainable careers.

Migrant-centred and migrant-led, CFCP is acknowledged as a pioneer and catalyst for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural collaboration and exchange.

Join In


The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:

  • Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
  • Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
  • Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice
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The New Voices of Ireland Series is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Queries: If you have any questions, please contact monika@cfcp.ie or call 086-6084020         

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