Artist and researcher, Michelle-Marie Letelier creates drawings, photographs, installations, videos and objects, as a result of juxtaposed histories dealing with natural resources, orchestrating material transformations alongside extensive research into landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place.
Since establishing in Berlin, the artist has been exploring commodity compounds, using their properties—such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and living agency—to develop material poetical installations and objects. Her work experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the pieces and their poesis, beyond extractive and industrial forms of control.
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); 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).