María Verónica San Martín (b.1981) is a Chilean New York-based multidisciplinary artist and educator who explores the impacts of history, memory, and trauma through archives, artist books, installation, sculpture, performance. San Martín was a fellow at the Whitney Museum’s ISP and a scholar at the NY Center for Book Arts. Her work is part of more than 60 collections including the Pompidou (FR), the MET (NYC), The Museum of Memory and Human Rights (SCL) and the Walker Art Center (MN). She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the New York Immigrant Artist Biennial, a public Art at Rockefeller Center, the Chilean National Archive, the Museum Meermanno, Netherlands, BRIC, Artists Space, and screened at the Queen Museum, New York. She has been awarded two NYFA and three National Chilean grants (FONDART). She teaches at the NY Center for Book Arts, Penland School of Craft, NC, University of Miami, OH, and is part of the education program of Booklyn Art as well as a board member. San Martín has been performing and lecturing her “Moving Memorial” series, the “Dignidad Project” and "The Javelin Project" in museums, public spaces, and cultural centers. She is currently exhibiting a solo show at Galeria NAC in Santiago, will perform at Lincoln Center on Sep 28th, is an Interlude Resident, launched  a new artist book she co-curated called "Collective roadmap" and working on a commissioned for the National Museum of Women in the Arts and in her third solo exhibition in the US at Trinity College, CT.

  

 

  b.1981 in Santiago Chile

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

STUDIO ADDRESS US: 210 N12 Street, 2B, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

PHONE: (718) 715-5606

contact: info@mveronicasanmartin.com

  

 

EDUCATION  

 

  

2017-2018 Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, USA

2011-2013 MA Art & Book. Corcoran College of Art & Design, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2008-2009 Diploma, Crossmedia expert (Graphic, web and video), MAC Academy, Santiago, Chile

2002-2007 BA Graphic Design Major (High Distinction). Finis Terrae University, Santiago, Chile

  

 

GRANTS/AWARDS  

 

  

2021 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), City Artists Corps CAC, NYC

2021 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), The Tri-State Relief Fund for Visual Artist, NYC

2020 International Print Center New York (IPCNY), Artist Development Program, Mentorship, New York, NY   

2020 FONDART, National call for Acquisition of works of art - Visual Arts, Ministry of Culture, Chile 

2019 FONDART, National Art Grant, Ministry of Culture, Government of Chile 

2019 Finalist, YAP_CONSTRUCTO (Young Architects Program), associated to MoMA Ps1 (Collaboration) 

2017 FONDART, National Art Grant, Ministry of Culture, Government of Chile 

2012 Finalist Art Book Fellowship, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

2011-2013 Becas-Chile, CONICYT, Full scholarship for Master Degree in the U.S., Government of Chile 

  

 

COLLECTIONS  

 

  

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France ; MET, New York ; Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile ; The Walker Museum, Minneapolis, MN ; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. ; The New York Public Library ; Harvard University Art Library. Boston, MA ; Stanford University Libraries. Stanford, CA ; Yale University; Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. New Haven, CT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile, etc --see complete list here--

  

 

RESIDENCIES  

 

  

2019 ACE project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016-2017 Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY   

2016 Art OMI, International Art Residency, Ghent, NY

  

 

BIENNIALS  

 

  

2020 "The Immigrant Artist Biennial(TIAB)"(virtual), New York, NY 

  

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

 

  

2023  Solo exhibition, Trinity College, Art department, CT (Upcoming Feb 2023)

2022  "The Javelin Project", Galeria NAC, Santiago, Chile (current)

2019  "Artist Books by María Verónica San Martín", Museum Meermanno, The Hague, Netherlands

2019  "La Caja/El Caso", Galeria Animal, Santiago, Chile

2019  "Dignidad", Center for Book Arts, New York, NY    

2018  "Dignidad", National Archives, Santiago, Chile

2017  "María Verónica San Martín: Memory in Multiples", BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

2016  "Moving Memorials", Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.  

2016  "Moving Memorials", Cultural Center of Antofagasta, Santiago, Chile

2013  "Memoria y Paisaje", Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Santiago, Chile

  

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS  

 

PERFORMANCE  

 

ARTIST TALKS


  

 

TEACHING  

 

JURY  

 ARTISTS' BOOK FAIRS  

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY  

 

PRESS  

 

  

2021  LA Art Show, DIVERSEartLA curated by Marisa Caicchiolo and the Museum of the Americas

2021  El Arte lo Dijo Primero, Gallery Weekend, Santiago Chile, (virtual), NFT

2021  Ediciones NAC, Galeria NAC, Santiago, Chile 

2021  Acción Performance, One Moment Art (OMA), Matucana100, Santiago Cultura (virtual), Chile

2021  Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF), (virtual), New York, NY 

2020  New Prints 2020/Summer Artists, IPCNY, (virtual), New York, NY 

2020  DMV Color. Book Arts by Women of Color, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington,DC

2020  Poetry, Art & Revolution: Artists Books from Latinoamerica..., Trinity College, Hartford, CT 

2020  #5WomenArtists", RRSS, Academic art museums, nominated by Smith College Museum of Art

2019  The Politics of Rhetoric, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA   

2019  Group Exhibition Vitrina Lab: Chilean Artists, organized by Vitrina Lab, Miami, FL​

2018  Public Space, Whitney Museum, ISP Program, Artist Space Gallery, NYC  

2018  Mirror Mirror, Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ  

2018  9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

2017  Showcase Exhibition, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Germany

2017  Scholars in Residency Show, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 

2017  3rd GLOBAL PRINT, Alijo, Portugal

2017  Protest =/ Profest, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 

2016  High-Performance Printmaking, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

2016  Missing Persons, Stanford University Museum. Stanford, CA

2016  Backstory: Beyond the boundaries of the book, CBAA. Nashville, TN

2016  Division, Connections, and Intersections, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2015  Art of the Book Show 2015, Rochester Public Library. Rochester, NY

2015  Fall Exhibition, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 

2015  5th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize, Sheffield, UK.

2015  Mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized, The Center for Book Arts, NYC

2015  Hello Hedi, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

2015  The Art of Murder, MIA Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art. MN

2014  Favor de Tocar, Larva Forum, Guadalajara, MX

2013  NEXT 2013, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2013  Human Rights violations in Chile, The French Embassy, Washington, D.C. 

2012  LGNE 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Arsenal Center for Arts. Boston, MA

2011  Study for a Monograph of Juan Fernandez Archipelago, The National Library, SCL

Aug 6, 2022 - The Javelin Project at Galeria NAC, Santiago, Chile

Mar 11, 2022 - Moving Memorials at Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Jun 14, 2021 - The Javelin Project at Acción Performance, One Moment Art, virtual exhibition

Dec 6, 2020 Dignidad at The Immigrant Artist Biennial, virtual exhibition

Nov 7, 2019 Dignidad at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Sept 21, 2019 Dignidad at Royal Academy of Art organize by Museum Meermanno, The Hague, NL

Aug 8, 2019 Dignidad at Animal Gallery, Santiago, Chile

Ap 25, 2019 Moving Memorials at University of Delaware Museum, Newark, DE 

March 7, 2019 Dignidad at Center for Book Arts (CBA), New York, NY 

Feb 6,2 019 Dignidad at Artists Television Access (ATA), San Francisco, CA

Oct4-8, 2018 Dignidad at The National Archive of Chile, Santiago, Chile 

Sep 7, 2018 Moving Memorials at Rare Book School, Charlottesville, VA

May 14, 2018 Dignidad at Artists Space, Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP, NYC

May 25, 2017 Moving Memorials at BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, New York, NY 

Ap 13, 2018 Moving Memorials at P.S.147, Brooklyn, New York, NY  

Jan 10, 2016 Moving Memorials at Corporation Red Calle, Santiago, Chile

Oct 7, 2016 Moving Memorials at Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), Impresionante Fair, Santiago, Chile

Sep 29, 2016 Moving Memorials at Embassy of Chile, Washington, DC 

July 10, 2016 Moving Memorials, Open studios at Art OMI, Ghent, NY

July 7, 2016 Moving Memorials, Kids summer camp at Art OMI, Ghent, NY

2021 The Javelin Project, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, City Artist Corp

2021 Dignidad, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, City Artist Corp

2021  Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Conversatorio Interdisciplinario sobre Colonia Dignidad, Aproximaciones Artisticas a la Memoria Reciente, (zoom platform)

2021  BMCC, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Modern and Contemporary Art (zoom platform)

2021  Harvard University, Fine Arts Library & the Department of History of Art and Architecture,(virtual)

2021  Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, MN, (virtual)

2021  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Conversations with curator Alana Hernandez for the

digital exhibition 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦: 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱, (Instagram Live)

2021  Universidad Diego Portales, Artist Book Class (zoom platform), Santiago, Chile

2021  Booklyn Art, My Favorite Book (YouTube live platform), NY

2019  The 25th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ

2019  The Grolier Club, New York, NY

2019  Dignidad: Archives, Art & Memory, Animal Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2018  Archives, Art & Memory, The National Archive of Chile, Santiago, Chile

2018  Archives, Memory & Identity Symposium", Rare Book School, Charlottesville, VA

2017  Radical Formats: Talk on Political Books", Pyramid Atlantic Biennial BF, Hyattsville, MD 

2016  Plegar y Desplegar", Universidad de Chile & Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile

2016  Visiting artist, Introduction to the Visual Arts CSI/CUNY, Staten Island, New York, NY 

2015  The Lines of Design Seminar", AIEP Institute, Design Faculty, Antofagasta, Chile

2015  Show and Tell with Artists who make Books, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA 

2023 Visiting Professor, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC (Creating Artists’ Books)

2023 Visiting Professor, CraftSummer Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, (Artists’ Books + printmaking)

2022 Visiting Professor, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC (Creating Artists’ Books)

2022 Instructor workshop, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, NYC (LGBTQ+ Immigrants: Create your own Artist Book), presented by Booklyn Inc in collaboration with QDEP and Pride Center

2019-current Instructor, Center for Book Arts, NYC (How to Conceptualize and Create the Artist Book)

2019-current Instructor, Center for Book Arts, NYC (Young Book Artist in Collaboration with Parents)

2021 Instructor workshop, Vera List, The New School, NYC, VLC FORUM DAY TWO: Artist Books for Children

2021 Instructor Workshop, Public Workshop, (Free DIY Bookmaking Activity with Flatiron and CBA), New York, NY

2021 Instructor, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY (Children's Artist Book workshop)

2016 Professor, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (Studio III, Diploma, Edition and Graphic Design)

2015-2016 Professor, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (Book Arts), Art & Design Faculty

2015-2016 Professor, Catholic University of Chile, Stgo, Chile, (Relief printing), Design Faculty

2014 Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile (Photoshop), Design Faculty

Selection Committee, Art show, Faces of Hero, Lincoln Center, New York, 2021

Review committee for the 2022 Book Artists in Residence program, The Center for Book Arts, New York, 2021

Selection Committee, Art Residency for Advanced Studies, The Center for Book Arts, New York, 2018

I have created more than 11 artist books with more than 100 handmade artist copies with original prints inside. These titles are held in more than 60 collections around the world. See Worldcat for references to special collections of museums and libraries.

2021  The Javelin Project, edition of 3, etching on fieltro, handmade box, to be published

2019  Dignidad, edition of 50, lithography on paper, handmade box, Worldcat/Dignidad

2017  Make the economy scream, edition of 25, cooper box,charcoal paintings, Worldcat/Maketheeconomyscream

2016  The-Right-to-Know (silo), one of a kind, Silkscreen on cardboard, painting, handkerchiefs, artist collection

2016  The-Right-to-Know (room), one of a kind, Charcoal paintings on plastic, parchment, artist collection

2016  Moving Memorials, 1.000 copies, offset, Worldcat/MovingMemorials

2015  Indignity and Resistance, v.e.of 50, etchings and silkscreen on paper, Worldcat/Indignityandresistance

2013  Memory & Landscape, edition of 30, etchings, woodcuts, silkscreen, charcoal, ink, Worldcat/Memory&Landscape

2013  In their Memory, edition of 40, silkscreen, inject, Worldcat/Intheirmemory

2012  Marches: Student Mobilization in Chile, one of a kind, screenprint and ink, Worldcat/Marches

2011  El Siglo, edition of 40, one of a kind, screenprint and ink, Worldcat/Elsiglo

Codex International Book Fair, San Francisco, CA ; E/AB Fair, Editions Artists' Books Fair, New York, NY ; Impresionante, Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile ; The Oxford Book Fair, Oxford/Brookes University, Oxford, UK ; The Fine Press Book Fair, New York ; New York Art Book Fair, Printed ; MoMA Ps1, New York, NY ; LA Art Book Fair. Los Angeles, CA ; Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Arts Fair, Hyattsville, MD

-The Politics of Rhetoric. Exhibition Catalogue,Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2019 by Ksenia Nouril

-Dignidad. Exhibition catalogue, The National Archives of Chile, 2018, by Matías Celedón

-Mirror Mirror. Exhibition Catalogue, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ, by Anonda Bell

-To not forget twice: some reflections on artists’ books in Latin America, in Reconceptualizing Artists’ Books, ed. M. Weber, and J. Kurtz. New York: Booklyn Ed., 2018 by Florencia San Martin.

-Right to know and Make the Economy Scream. Parenthesis 33, 2016, pp. 60-61 by Ian Kahn.

-The Art of Maria Veronica San Martin: A Visual Narrative of the Chilean Regime, Diseña Magazine 2016, pp. 122-131 by Constanza Mansilla.

-500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, New York: Lark Crafts Publication, 2013, p. 197.

-Missing Persons, Exhibition Catalogue, Cantor Art center, Stanford University,CA, 2016, pp. 44-55, by Gigi

Otalvaro-Hormillosa.

 

Proyecto Jabalina por María Verónica San Martín y Jose Vidal en Galería NAC

https://culturizarte.cl/proyecto-jabalina-por-maria-veronica-san-martin-en-galeria-nac/

 

‘Only One Earth’: Rockefeller Center’s Flag Project on Climate Change, Our Town, NYC newsprint, April 14, 2022

https://www.ourtownny.com/news/only-one-earth-rockefeller-center-s-flag-project-on-climate-change-FI2028304

 

Decolonizando el Sur (y el ser) de California, Artishock, Revista de Arte Contemporáneo, August 12, 2021

https://artishockrevista.com/2021/08/12/descolonizando-el-sur-y-el-ser-de-california/

Action Performance, One Moment Art, Artishock, Revista de Arte Contemporáneo, June 13, 2021

https://artishockrevista.com/2021/06/13/accion-performance/

Dignidad Exhibition, Algemeen Dagblad/Haagsche Courant, Newspaper, The Netherlands, 2019
https://krant.ad.nl/titles/algemeendagblad/7921/publications/14663/pages/46

 

TV News, channel 13, “The secret audios of Colonia Dignidad by artist Maria Veronica San Martin”, oc.5, 

2018 https://youtu.be/gyaDfzqoDu4

 

TV News, channel 13, Mesa Central: Chapter 25 - oc.7, “Dignidad-exhibition-National Archives”, (1:51:07)

http://www.t13.cl/videos/programas/mesa-central-tv/video-mesa-central-capitulo-25-domingo-7-octubre

 

Radio, La Clave, interview by Fernando Paulsen, “Maria Veronica San Martin presents Dignidad”, oct.10, 2018 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK98fcte-0Y

 

Radio Cooperativa, interview by Paula Molina, “The recovery of the sound archives of Colonia Dignidad”, oct 8

https://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/judicial/villa-baviera/hablando-de-la-recuperacion-de-archivos-sonoros-de-colonia-dignidad/2018-10-08/165630.html

 

Radio, University of Chile, “Colonia Dignidad Uncovered: Artist Reveals Conversations...”, oct. 7, 2018

https://radio.uchile.cl/2018/10/07/colonia-dignidad-al-descubierto-artista-revela-las-conversaciones-telefonicas-de-paul-schafer/

 

Newspaper, El Dinamo,“Utopia dystopia: the exhibition centered on human rights violations at Colonia Dignidad”, Oct. 17, 2018. https://www.eldinamo.cl/actualidad/2018/10/17/utopia-distopica-la-exhibicion-centrada-en-las-violaciones-a-los-ddhh-en-colonia-dignidad/

 

National Archives of Chile, Multiplicity of languages against the forgetfulness of the artist M.Veronica San Martin, oct., 2018.http://www.archivonacional.cl/sitio/Contenido/Noticias/87896:Multiplicidad-de-lenguajes-contra-el-olvido

 

Newspaper The Clinic, Art and culture, “Dignidad: the exhibition based on secret telephone documents about Colonia Dignidad”, oct. 2, 2018. http://www.theclinic.cl/2018/10/02/dignidad-exposicion/

 

Newspaper LUN, “Visual and Sound Installation by Maria Veronica San Martin, Audios by Paul Schäfer take over the National Archive”, oct. 6, 2018. http://www.lun.com/default.aspx?dt=2018-10-06 (pag 50)

 

Newspaper Le Monde Diplomat, “Exhibition brings to light unpublished files on Colonia Dignidad”, oct. 2018.https://www.lemondediplomatique.cl/article6133,6133.html

 

Newspaper El ciudadano, “Dignity Work of María Verónica San Martín. Espionage and Secret Codes: Artist Reveals Paul Schäfer's Phone Conversations”, oct. 7, 2018 https://www.elciudadano.cl/chile/espionaje-y-codigos-secretos-artista-revela-las-conversaciones-telefonicas-de-paul-schafer/10/07/

 

ArtForum, Art guide, The Center for Book ArtsScholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts, Jan, 2017

https://www.artforum.com/artguide/the-center-for-book-arts-8631/amber-heaton-maria-veronica-san-martin-and-norah-maki-148919

 

TV, NY1, Klint, Philip. "Art as a refuge for collective memory", June. 16, 2017

http://www.ny1noticias.com/nyc/twc-ny1-noticias/arte-cine-teatro/2017/06/16/el-arte-como-refugio-de-la-memoria-colectiva.html

 

Broadway World News. "Chile's Military Dictatorship Inspires New Art Show at BRIC", BBW, May. 03, 2017   http://www.broadwayworld.com/cleveland/article/Chiles-Military-Dictatorship-Inspires-New-Art-Show-at-BRIC-20170503

 

The Washington Post, Jenkis, Mark. "In the galleries: Tales that unfold from the folding of paper", Nov. 11, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-tales-that-unfold-from-the-folding-of-paper/2016/11/11/a2e1746a-a52d-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html

 

Art Magazine Artishock. “Impresionante: Feria de arte impreso en Chile” Sep. 1, 2016.

http://artishockrevista.com/2016/09/01/impresionante-la-primera-feria-arte-impreso-chile

 

Newsprint, La Estrella de Antofagasta, Andrónico, Javier. “Exposición sobre los derechos humanos en Chile,”Ap. 30, 2016 pp. 17-18, 2016 http://www.estrellaantofagasta.cl/impresa/2016/04/30/full/cuerpo-principal/17/ 2016

 

TV Channel 14, “Exhibition on Mobility,” Vive Chile Antofagasta, TV, April 29, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0kc2oU1Vy8

 

Magazine, D+A journal, Dueñas, Magdalena. “Artist Books: Books or objects?”,N45, pp. 45-49, Sept/Oct., 2015 https://issuu.com/tradeshows/docs/45

 

Newsprint, Startribune, Abbe, Mary. “The Art of Murder: Let us count the ways,” Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2015 http://www.startribune.com/mia-s-the-art-of-murder-let-us-count-the-ways/296097811/

 

Magazine, Livre, “M. Veronica San Martin. Books for the collective memory,” by Macarena Antique, Jan 26, 2014 http://www.livre.cl/librodeartista3.html

 

Magazine, Mas Deco, “M.Verónica San Martín. The more technology, the more back. Digital separates us from the origin” by Francisca Cristi, Sep. 2014  

 ARTISTS' BOOK  

 

PUBLIC ART  

 

  

2022 The Flag Project 2022, Rockefeller Center, Climate Museum, UN, New York City

  

 

SCREENINGS