Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist. Her work addresses ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. It began in the mid-'60s as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard". It was included in Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Germany, 2017, and is collected in the Tate Modern, MoMA, and Guggenheim Museum. Her most recent solo shows were at The Brooklyn Museum and the MFA, Boston, 2018. Her most recent books are New and Selected Poems (2018), AMAzone Palabrarmas (2018), About to Happen (2017), and Red Thread: The Story of the Red Thread (2017).
Image caption: Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Mapocho (2016), mixed media including unspun wool, twigs, and string, ca. 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 m, performance view, Llolleo, Chile, courtesy Cecilia Vicuña and England & Co. Gallery, London