Inspired by juxtaposed historical contexts, Chilean artist Michelle-Marie Letelier's work encompasses 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), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin).
Her videos have been exhibited in international screenings and festivals, including the Mercosur Biennial (Porto Alegre); East Asia Contemporary Art Space (Shanghai) and X Video and Media Arts Biennial (Santiago).
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, 2011).
She has been a resident at ISCP (New York, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018) invited by the Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018) and ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018).
Michelle-Marie Letelier lives and works in Berlin, Germany.