Michelle-Marie Letelier

Michelle-Marie  Letelier (Michelle-Marie Letelier)

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

Michelle-Marie Letelier (b. 1977, Chile) is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist and researcher.

Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin).

Her work has been shown internationally in biennials, galleries, museums and institutions, among others: Gropius-Bau (Berlin); Kunstmuseum Bonn; Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (Moscow); Screen City Biennial 2019 (Stavanger); Bienal Sur 2017 (Buenos Aires); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Kunsthall 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin).

Letelier has obtained grants from the Ministry of Culture & Arts – Government of Chile; KORO – Public Art Norway; Goethe Institut Chile; IFA-Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and Berliner Senate in Germany.

Who Michelle-Marie Letelier Born Chile, 1977
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Outline for The Bonding

Cinematic arts analogous, research

Caliche Crystals

Scenic arts abstract, digital, landscape, large format, multimedia, public space, research

The Bone

New media sound art, stone, public space, research, participative, multimedia, digital

5 Kilograms of Eye-Opener

Installation acrylic, analogous, conceptual, digital, found object, landscape, multimedia, research, sound art

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:
  • 2019 5 KILOGRAMS OF EYE-OPENER, Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway
  • 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
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Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • 2020-2021 Fondart - Production grant, Ministry of Culture & Arts, Chile
  • Travel grants, Goethe Institut Norway, Canada and Chile
  • 2019-2022 KORO - Public Art Norway
  • 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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