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Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean poet, visual artist, and filmmaker. Her most recent books are: V (tRpode, Lima 2009), Sabor a Mm (Ediciones de la Universidad Diego Portales (bilingual edition, Chile 2007), I tu (Tse-tse, Buenos Aires, 2004), Instan (Kelsey St Press, 2002), Cloud-Net (Art in General, New York, l999), UL, Four Mapuche Poets, edited by Cecilia Vicuña (LARP, l998), QUIPOem, edited by M. Catherine de Zegher (Wesleyan University Press, 1997), PALABRARmas/WURWAPPINschaw (Morning Star Publications, 1994), Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water (Graywolf Press, 1992), and Precario/Precarious (Tanam Press, 1983). She co-edited the Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (multilingual edition, 500 Years) with Ernesto Livon Grosman (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Vicuna performs and exhibits her work widely in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Most recently she exhibited at MoMA PS1, MOCA Los Angeles and the Vancouver Art Gallery. See also: Whitney Biennial 1997 (New York), Inside the Visible at ICA (Boston), Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, England), and Quotidiana at Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli (Turin, Italy). Her film/poem Kon Kon Pi was included in the ON LINE exhibition at MoMA in 2010.