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Micaela de Vivero Installation at UICA

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Micaela de Vivero was born in Munich, Germany. As a child her parents moved to Quito, Ecuador, where she grew up. She finished undergraduate studies in studio art at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, and pursued graduate school in upstate New York at Alfred University graduating with an MFA in Sculpture. She has been a practicing artist since 1999.

"There Is Always A Glass Full Of Sky To Soar" is an installation by Micaela de Vivero for UICA's ArtPrize 2010 exhibition. Out of copper wire Micaela has created a group of 100 crochet forms that resemble airplanes, but also birds or dolphins, and she is displaying them as an installation. Copper wire speaks to our contemporary culture, which has so many "wireless" aspects but still relies so heavily on conductors like copper. Traveling is a fundamental means of transportation used by thousands of people, but at the same time it is part of so many stories that are filled with anxiety, grief, disaster, and in other cases ultimately hope. For many people who migrate out of their counties of origin an airplane is the final vehicle that will allow them to reach their dreams. Interestingly, airplanes are similar in shape to birds, which migrate freely on a yearly basis.

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