Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin.
Inspired by juxtaposed historical contexts, Letelier’s drawings, installations, videos and sculptures encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place.
Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Fondazione Cini (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin).
Letelier has obtained grants from the National Council of Culture & Arts – Government of Chile, Goethe Institut, IFA-Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and Berliner Senate, also awarded a first edition of ORA Prize (Italy).
She has been a resident at ISCP (New York-USA, 2014), USF (Bergen-Norway, 2017) and recently at Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær-Norway, 2018) invited by the Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter.
She is now back from two residencies in Chile, in the frame of her project Caliche Winds: April in Punta Arenas (supported by Universidad de Magallanes and Goethe Institut) and May in Antofagasta (supported by National Council of Culture & Arts, Government of Chile).