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Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuna is a poet, visual artist and filmmaker born in 1948 in Santiago, Chile, She has moved between her native Chile and New York City for over three decades. The author of twenty books of poetry, she exhibits and performs widely in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Her multidimensional works begin as a poem, an image or a line that evolves into a film, a song, a sculpture or a collective performance. She calls this impermanent, participatory work "lo precario" (the precarious), transformative acts which bridge the gap between art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde.

Her visual work has been exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago; The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and The Whitechapel Art Gallery in London; and at The Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), in New York.

Vicuna has exhibited with England & Co at the Pinta Latin American Art Fairs in London and New York in 2012, and at Pinta London in 2013 and 2014.

Her solo exhibition, Cecilia Vicuna, at England & Co in May/June 2013 focused on Vicuna's early paintings and the objects and book-works that she produced in London in the 1970s. The exhibition was accompanied by a publication with an introductory essay by Dawn Ades.

Read Thread - The Story of the Red Thread is published to coincide with Vicuna's installation at documenta 14 in Athens in April 2017. See News



Constructions & mixed media   Paintings   Performance   

Drawings & works on paper



Palabrarma - Details


Palabrarma 1974

Collage on red paper
21.5 x 28 cm

Ref: CV10 ESCALA Collection, Essex
eman si pasion / parti si passion - Details


eman si pasion / parti si passion 1974

Collage on blue paper
21.5 x 28 cm

Ref: CV08 ESCALA Collection, Essex
arbol de manos - Details


arbol de manos 1974

Collage on paper
30.5 x 23 cm

Ref: CV12 Private collection
sol y dar y dad - Details


sol y dar y dad 1974

Collage on blue paper
21.5 x 28 cm

Ref: CV09 Private collection
Palabrarma - Details


Palabrarma 1975

Felt tip pens on paper
29.7 x 42 cm

Ref: CV04 Private collection
ver dad - Details


ver dad 1974

Collage on cream paper
25 x 35 cm

Ref: CV11 Private collection
Ser de Ojos - Details


Ser de Ojos 1977

Ink drawing on paper
10 x 13.75 inches

Ref: CV39
Hombre Que Rie - Details


Hombre Que Rie 1978

Ink drawing on paper
10 x 13.75 inches

Ref: CV40 Private collection
Corazón Tinta - Details


Corazón Tinta 1978

Ink drawing on paper
10 x 13.75 inches

Ref: CV41
Ladilla (Crab) - Details


Ladilla (Crab) 1979

Ink drawing on paper
12 x 9 inches

Ref: CV43
Unir Todo el Pueblo Contra la Dictadura - Details


Unir Todo el Pueblo Contra la Dictadura 1975

Ink on paper
41 x 34.8 cm

Ref: CV05 Private collection
Palabrarma - Details


Palabrarma 1975

Pencil on paper
21.5 x 28 cm

Ref: CV03 Private collection
Resistir - Details


Resistir 1975

Felt tip pens on 3 paper sheets
Each 14.8 x 20.7 cm

Ref: CV01