Cecilia Vicuña

born 1948

Cecilia Vicuña, ‘Violeta Parra’ 1973
Violeta Parra 1973
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Cecilia Vicuña (Santiago, Chile,1948) is considered one of the most authentic and multifaceted voices in contemporary poetry and an artistic powerhouse that embodies creative exploration and political resistance.

Poet, artist, and filmmaker based in New York and Santiago, her work is noted for themes of language, memory, dissolution, extinction and exile. Critics also note the relevance of her work to the politics of ecological destruction, cultural homogenization, and economic disparity, particularly the way in which such phenomena disenfranchise the already powerless. Her commitment to feminist forms and methodologies is considered to be a unifying theme across her diverse body of work, among witch quipus, palabrarmas and precarious stand out. Her practice has been specifically linked to the term eco-feminism.

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