b.1981 in Santiago Chile       

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York  

contact: info@mveronicasanmartin.com                                                                        


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


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 



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, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile, etc --see complete list here--


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


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


2021 Art LA Fair, with the Museum of the Americas AMA, (July 29th - Aug 1st)

2021 "Solo exhibition", West Chester University, with VitrinaLab, Philadelphia, PA, (Sep 30 -Dec 30) 


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



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 & the Caribbean", Trinity Coll., Hartford, CT 

2020  "#5WomenArtists", RRSS initiative by 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

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



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 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

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, 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 


Instructor, “How to Conceptualize and Create the Artist Book”, Center for Book Arts, zoom, NYC

Instructor, “Young Book Artist in Collaboration with Parents”, Center for Book Arts, zoom, NYC

Professor, “Creating Artists’ Books”, Penland School of Craft, NC (postponed due to COVID to summer 2022)

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


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


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


- "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



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


Dignidad Exhibition, Algemeen Dagblad/Haagsche Courant, Newspaper, The Netherlands, 2019


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)



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



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.



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



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



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.



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.



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