Vladimir Cybil Charlier was born in Elmhurst, Queens. She holds a BFA from Queens College and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Prior to her 1997 residency at The Studio Museum in Harlem, she attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2003 Cybil won the solo exhibition prize in the Bienal del Caribe in the Dominican Republic, and participated as well in the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador and the Panama biennial. In 2006 she created a collaborative piece for the Venice Biennial. Cybil has participated in numerous shows in the US and abroad including recently at the Centro Cultural de Espana in Santo Domingo, The Perez Art Museum in Miami and the Grand Palais in Paris. Cybil has created many collaborative projects including The “Art Quake” print portfolio after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the artist book “Tourist Art” and the body of work “The Politics of Paradise” which both explore the Politics of the Caribbean art market. Recent publications about her work include Gradhiva from The Musee du Quai Branly, Arc Magazine, Small Axe, The Caribbean writer and Bomb Magazine.