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CHILE, 1948

Cecilia Vicuña

Is a poet, visual and performance artist, and filmmaker whose multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional works bridge art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde. The author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, her most recent books include Spit Temple: Oral Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), Chanccani Quipu (Granary Books, 2012) and Sabor a Mí (Chain Links, 2011). She also co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry and is the co-founder of oysi.org, a site for the oral cultures and poetries of the world. Widely exhibited internationally, her work is in the collections of Tate Gallery in London, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile in Santiago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. This year, in addition to the solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Vicuña will also be a part of Documenta 14 in both Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. She is represented by England & Co. Gallery in London.

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