Cia Rinne, born in Gothenburg in Sweden 1973, grew up in West Germany,and lived in her parents' native Finland for 13 years before moving to Denmark in 2007. She nertheless considers German her closest "mother tongue" even before Swedish. She holds a MA degree in philosophy. Cia Rinne writes visual poetry and conceptual pieces, using simple drawings and different languages, and at times incorporating the pieces into installation works with found objects, as in the installation Indices ñ first shown in an old synagogue in Romania in 2003.

Besides her poetic work, Cia Rinne has been working on documentary projects together with the Danish photographer Joakim Eskildsen. Rinne and Eskildsen's latest collaboration documents the life and situation of Roma in seven different countries, between India and Finland. The project has included longer stays with the Roma, and has been presented in the books The Roma Journeys and Die Romareisen (Steidl Publishers 2007).

As in her book zaroum, Cia Rinne writes in several different languages. Her poetry texts have interesting topological-conceptual layers. Sliding from one language to another is apparent in individual poems and words. In zaroum, for example, the names is a refence to both "Zaum" - "to transnational language (the slogan of the Russian formalists) and to the German word "warum", "Why".

Cia Rinne
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