Michelle-Marie Letelier is a Chilean artist and researcher based in Berlin.
Her multidisciplinary work orchestrates transformations of ‘natural resources’, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the sea- landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Through her work, she blends different epochs, regions and societies, examining political- economic, historical and cultural aspects.
Supported by the Chilean Ministry of Culture & Arts; Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.; KORO – Public Art Norway; Goethe Institut Chile-Canada-Norway, IFA and Berliner Senate in Germany, Letelier’s work has been included in Videonale.18 in Bonn; Screen City Biennial 2019 in Stavanger; Bienal Sur 2017 in Buenos Aires; 5th Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre and X Video and Media Arts Biennial in Santiago.
With solo exhibitions such as at in MSSA in Santiago (2022) and Or Gallery in Vancouver (2021), she has participated in numerous group shows including at Gropius-Bau, Tabakalera, Kunsthall 3,14, Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago and Chilean’s National Museum of Fine Arts.
Letelier received her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile, has participated in Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT in Berlin, and was a guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at UDK in Berlin.
Her videos and films have been screened in numerous festivals including in Harstad, Berlin, Marseille, New York, Vilnius, Santiago and Shanghai.
The artist has been resident at Atelier Mondial (Basel, 2023); Prater Digital (online, 2021); Resonancias (Punta Arenas, 2021); Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018); ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018); Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018); USF (Bergen, 2017) and ISCP (NYC, 2014).
Michelle-Marie Letelier is currently a resident at The Blue Cabin, currently moored at Imperial Landing in the City of Richmond, on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.