b.1981 in Santiago Chile       

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York                                   contact: info@mveronicasanmartin.com 


   

EDUCATION

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

  

RESIDENCIES 

2019 ACE project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016-2017 Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts, Center for Book Arts, NYC

2016 Art OMI, International Art Residency, Ghent, NY

GRANTS/AWARDS

2020 IPCNY, Artist Development Program, Ment., NYC

2019 FONDART, National Art Grant, Government of Chile 

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

2017 FONDART, National Art Grant, Government of Chile 

2012 Finalist Art Book Fellowship, National Museum of Women in the Arts, WDC

2011-2013 Becas-Chile, CONICYT, Full scholarship for Master Degree, Government of Chile 

 

COLLECTIONS --see complete list here--

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France ; Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile ;  MET, New York ; 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, among other 50 international collections.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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

2019 "Dignidad", Center for Book Arts, NYC    

2018 "Dignidad", National Archives, Stgo, Chile 

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

2016 "Moving Memorials", Embassy of Chile, WDC  

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

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 

"The Immigrant Artist Biennial(TIAB)",NY 

"New Prints 2020/Summer Artists", IPCNY, NY

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

"Poetry, Art, & Revolution: Artists Books from Latin America and the Caribbean", Trinity College, Hartford CT  

"#5WomenArtists", a social media initiative by academic art museums, nominated by Smith College Museum of Art

2019 

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

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

2018 

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

"Mirror Mirror", Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ  

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

 

2017 

"Showcase Exhibition", Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Germany

"Scholars in Residency Show", The Center for Book Arts, NYC

"3rd GLOBAL PRINT", Alijo, Portugal

"Protest =/ Profest", The Center for Book Arts, NYC

 

2016 

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

"Missing Persons", Stanford University Museum. Stanford, CA

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

 

2015 

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

"Fall Exhibition", The Center for Book Arts, NYC

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

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

"Hello Hedi", 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

"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 DC

"Human Rights violations in Chile", The French Embassy, Washington DC 

 

2012 

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

2011 

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

 

PERFORMANCE 

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), NYC

Feb 6,2019 Dignidad at Artists Television Access (ATA), San Francisco, CA

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

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, NY

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

 

ARTIST TALKS

2020 Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota,MN (postpone Covid19)

2020 Wellesley College, Art Department, Wellesley, MA (postpone Covid19)

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, 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 

ARTISTS BOOK FAIRS 2012-ONGOING

Codex International Book Fair 2017, 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

CURATING

Co-Curator, AMA Photo and Artist Book Fair, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. (TBD, March 2021)

Co-curator, Inner Revolution, Funkhouse-Monom, Berlin, Germany (Postponed Covid19)

 

TEACHING 

Professor, “Creating Artists’ Books”, Penland School of Craft, NC (summer 2020)

Professor, “How to Conceptualize and Create the Artist Book”, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Professor, “Studio III, Edition and graphic design Diploma”, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Professor, “Book Arts”, Design Faculty, PUC, Continue education, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

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

- "Mirror Mirror: Past now forever”. 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.

PRESS

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”, (min. 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”, oc 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


 

María Verónica San Martín (b. 1981, Santiago, Chile) is a New York-based artist working in printmaking, artists books, installation, sculpture, and performance. She was a studio artist at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NYC, an artist-in-residence at Art OMI, Ghent, NY and a Scholar at The Center for Book Arts in NYC. San Martín addresses memory as a pivotal factor for the understanding of the neoliberal, globalized present, turning recently to the subject matter of the Chilean dictatorship’s violence (1973-1990), vis-à-vis the United States and Nazism’s involvement in that violence. She has had solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Chile and the Netherlands.

San Martin has been performing and lecturing her Moving Memorial series and Dignidad project at international museums, galleries, and public libraries and schools since 2016. She was recently awarded with two Fondart grants from the National Council for the Culture and the Arts of Chile. Her work is part of more than 50 collections including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the MET, NYC, the Walker Art Center, MN, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, among others. 

©MARIA VERONICA SAN MARTIN 2020