Cristian Avecillas

Cristian Avecillas Sigüenzas

Cristian Avecillas Sigüenzas (Quito, 1977) is an Ecuadorian poet, essayist, playwright, actor, singer and songwriter. He directed the cultural magazine CAMINARTE of the El Telégrafo radio. In 2008 his poetry book “Todos los cadáveres soy yo” received honorable mention at the Casa de las Américas literary prize competition (Cuba). That same year his poetry book “Ecce Homo II” won the César Dávila Andrade National Poetry Prize. He also wrote a book-length biographical study on Edmundo Ribadeneira. His first play Funeraria Travel (2009) won the Latin American Dramaturgy Award (Argentina). It had its debut in 2009 in La Plata, Argentina, and has been performed at theater festivals in Perú, Venezuela, Uruguay and Ecuador.

Videos

Cristian Avecillas interview
Interview of Cristian Avecillas and Paola Mayer, Circa 2019.
Dialogue with Cristian Avecillas
Circa 2012.
Cristian Avecillas interview
Cristian Avecillas interviewed by Claudia Arráez, circa 2012.
Cristian Avecillas reading one of his poems
Circa 2020.

Awards

  • 2008: His poetry book Todos los cadáveres soy yo received honorable mention at the Casa de las Américas, Cuba.
  • 2008: His poetry book Ecce Homo II won the César Dávila Andrade National Poetry Prize.
  • 2008: His poem La identidad femenina received special mention at the Nosside Poetry World Prize, Italy.
  • 2009His play Funeraria Travel won the Latin American Dramaturgy Award (Premio Latinoamericano de Dramaturgia)., Argentina.
  • 2012: His play Mama Prometea won the Competitive Funds Award from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador.

Works

Poetry
  • Todos los cadáveres soy yo (2008), received honorable mention at the Casa de las Américas, Cuba, 2008.
  • La identidad femenina (2009), received special mention at the Nosside Poetry World Prize, Italy, 2008.
  • Ecce Homo II (2010), winner of the 2008 National Poetry Prize.
  • Abrazo entre caníbal y mujer enamorada (2010)
  • Estrategias para descarriar a una mujer (2013)
  • Caricias Lunch (2011)
  • Los tiempos de la humanidad (2015), received honorable mention at the Casa de las Américas, Cuba.

His poems have also been included in the following anthologies

  • Apartar lo blanco de la luz : 33 poetas ecuatorianos del siglo XXI (2011)
  • Al son de la garúa: nuevos y novísimos poetas ecuatorianos (2017)
Play
  • Funeraria Travel (2009)
  • Mama Prometea (2012)
  • Volverse Humanidad (2014)
Nonfiction
  • Estudio biográfico de Edmundo Ribadeneira (2008)
  • Concierto de voces para una biografía (2009)

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