Dr Helena Walsh is an Irish live artist. She has been based in London since 2003. Her practice explores the relations between gender, national identity and cultural histories. Over the last twenty years, Helena has performed widely in galleries, museums, theatres and non-traditional art spaces, including public sites. In 2013 she completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Drama, Queen Mary University, which focused on Live Art and femininity in an Irish context. Helena co-founded the pro-choice direct-action feminist performance group Speaking of IMELDA in 2013. Alongside her creative and activist work, Helena writes on contemporary performance practice.