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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   Drawings & works on paper   Performance   


Fidel y Allende - Details

Fidel y Allende 1972

Oil on canvas
28.5 x 23 inches

Ref: CV30. Private collection
Violeta Parra - Details

Violeta Parra 1973

Oil on canvas
22,75 x 19 inches


Acquired from England & Co by Tate, London.

Ref: CV24
Karl Marx - Details

Karl Marx 1972

Oil on canvas
36.25 x 28.25 inches


Acquired from England & Co by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Ref: CV33
Lenin - Details

Lenin 1972

Oil on canvas
22.25 x 20.25 inches

Ref: CV28
Muerte de Allende - Details

Muerte de Allende 1973

Oil on canvas
22.5 x 15.75 inches

Ref: CV23
Martillo y Repollo - Details

Martillo y Repollo 1973

Oil on canvas
35.75 x 28 inches

Ref: CV32 Private collection
Angel de la Menstruación - Details

Angel de la Menstruación 1973

Oil on canvas
22.75 x 19 inches

Ref: CV26 Private collection
Frente Cultural - Details

Frente Cultural 1973

Oil on canvas
25 x 30.75 inches

Ref: CV31 Collection of a private foundation
La Mano Poderosa - Details

La Mano Poderosa 1979

Oil on canvas
20.5 x 17 inches

Ref: CV22
Sueño - Details

Sueño 1971

Oil on canvas
23.5 x 25.25 inches


Reserved for museum aquisition

Ref: CV27
Keep the River to the Right - Details

Keep the River to the Right 1973

Oil on canvas
19 x 25 inches

Ref: CV25 Private collection
El Enano Nelson Ned - Details

El Enano Nelson Ned 1979

Oil on canvas
18 x 14.75 inches

Ref: CV21
Autobiografia - Details

Autobiografia 1971

Oil on canvas
23.5 x 25.25 inches