Michelle-Marie Letelier

Michelle-Marie  Letelier (Michelle-Marie Letelier)

"Letelier encompass orchestrated transformations of minerals alongside extensive landscape research "

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin.

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); 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)

Who Michelle-Marie Letelier Born Chile, 1977
What Artist Artisticname Michelle-Marie Letelier
Activity Art Spy Web www.michellemarieletelier.net


We Knew

Scenic arts analogous, body, series, still live, watercolour


Installation abstract, analogous, city, conceptual, etching, political, research, series, stone

Unpredictable Atlas

Installation conceptual, landscape, research


Sculpture conceptual, city, found object, interactive, participative, public space, research, sound art

Offshoring Pathways

Installation conceptual, landscape, research, acrylic, city, public space

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions:
  • 2016 UNPREDICTABLE ATLAS, Tête, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 CALICHE WINDS, El Museo de Los Sures, New York, USA
  • 2012 DOOMED SCAPE, Perlini Arte Gallery, Padua, Italy
  • 2009 DIE FEINFÜHLIGEZONE, Die Ecke Gallery, Santiago, Chile
  • 2005 MOMENTS, School of Arts salon, UNIACC
  • 2005 DESCENSO, Espacio-G Gallery, Valparaíso, Chile
  • 2004 ERASE, BECH Gallery, Santiago. CODELCO Borough Building, Calama, Chile
  • Selected Group Exhibitions:
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Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • 2018 Fondart - Residency and exhibition grants, National Council of Culture & Arts, Government of Chile
  • 2018 Residency grant, Goethe Institut - Chile
  • 2014 Berliner Senate Global Cultural Exchange Grant, Berlin-NYC
  • 2014 Exhibition Funding Program, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2012 ORA Award, Venice-Padua, Italy
  • 2010 Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Art IT, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 Plástica UC (First Award), Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile

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