Helena Walsh is an Irish live artist based in London. Her practice explores the relations between gender, national identity and cultural histories. Drawing on her lived and embodied experience Helena seeks to positively violate the systems, borders and rules that construct gender. Helena studied fine art at Limerick School of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art and Design. In 2009 she received a Doctorate Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a practice-based PhD in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London, which she completed in 2013.