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 exhibitions at the Chilean National Archive (2018); BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn (2017) and the Chilean Museum of Memory and Human Rights (2013), and group exhibitions at Artists Space,NYC (2018); The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (2016), and Stanford University (2015). 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 National Council for the Culture and the Arts of Chile. Her work is collected by the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the MET, NYC, the Walker Art Center, MN, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, among others, and is currently exhibiting Dignidad at the House of the book | Museum Meermanno in The Hague, Netherlands and at The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA.





Born in Santiago, Chile, 1981

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



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

2013  MA Art & the Book. Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC, USA

2008  Diploma Cross-media Expert (graphic, web & video). Academia MAC, Santiago, Chile

2007  BFA Graphic Design Major (High Distinction). Finis Terrae University, Santiago, Chile



2019  Proyecto ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina

16-17 Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts, Center for Book Arts, NYC

2016  Art OMI, Ghent, NY



2019  FONDART Grant, National Council for the Culture and the Arts, Government of Chile 

2019  Finalist, YAP_CONSTRUCTO (Young Architects Program), associated to MoMA (Nueva York), MAXXI (Rome),           Istanbul (Turkey) and MMCA (Korea), in collaboration with architect Mari Gracia San Martin.

2017  Exhibition Award, College Book Art Association, Nashville, TN

      FONDART Grant, Nacional Council for the Culture and the Arts, Government of Chile 

2015  Honorable Mention, Rochester Library, NY 

      Project Assistance Award, CBAA, Nashville, TN

2014  Finalist, Lía artist book, Guadalajara, MX

2013  Excellence Award: Art and the Book Program, Corcoran College, WDC

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

09-11 Becas-Chile, CONICYT, scholarship for Master Degree, Government of Chile 



2019  "Dignidad. Artist Books by María Verónica San Martín", House of the book | Museum Meermanno, The

       Hague, Netherlands (on view through Jan 5, 2020)

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

2019  "Dignidad", Center for Book Arts, NYC     

2018  "Dignidad", National Archives, SCL 

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

2016  "Moving Memorials", Embassy of Chile, WDC  

      "Memorial y Movilidad", Cultural Center of Antofagasta, CL  

2013  "Memoria y Paisaje". Museum of Memory and Human Rights, SCL   



2019  "The Politics of Rhetoric", The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (on view through Nov 10)

      "Artists' books and zines by women of color", National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
      "Vitrina Lab", Contemporary Chilean Artists, 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


2019  "Dignidad", Royal Academy of Art organize by House of the book | Museum Meermanno, The Hague, NL

      "Dignidad", Animal Gallery, Santiago, Chile

      "Moving Memorials", University of Delaware Museum, Newark, DE 

      "Dignidad", ATA (Artists Television Access), San Francisco, CA

      "Dignidad", CBA (Center for Book Arts), NYC

2018  "Dignidad", The National Archive of Chile, Santiago, Chile

      "Moving Memorials", Rare Book School, Charlottesville, VA

      "Colonia Dignidad: Dystopic Utopia", Whitney Museum, ISP, Artists Space Gallery, NYC

      "Moving Memorials", P.S. 147, Brooklyn, NY


2017  "Memorial in Multiples, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

      "Moving Memorials", Pre-School, Kids Canvas, Brooklyn, NY


2016  "Memorial y Movilidad", Corporation Red Calle, Homeless Foundation, Santiago, Chile

      "Memorial y Movilidad", Contemporary Art Museum, M.A.C, Santiago, Chile

      "Moving Memorials", Art OMI International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY



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

      Guest lecturer, The Grolier Club, New York, NY

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

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

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

      "Radical Formats: Talk on Political Books", Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Fair, Hyattsville, MD

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

       Guest lecturer at the course: Introduction to the Visual Arts CSI/CUNY, Staten Island, NY

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

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



2020   Professor, Summer 2020Penland School of Craft, NC, US

2019   Workshop, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, US

2018   Workshop, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ, US

2017   Professor, School of Art and Design, Universidad de Chile. Summer Course: Artist Book 

14-16  Printmaking professor at the Faculty of Art & Design at Universidad Católica de Chile 

2015   Workshop, AIEP University, Antofagasta, Chile

12-14  TA Corcoran College of Art and Design. Washington, DC. Course: Lab-Tech

2008   Professor, School of Design, Universidad del Desarrollo. Course: Photoshop

2007   TA School of Design, Universidad del Desarrollo. Course: Photography



2020-ongoing  Curator, AMA Artist and Photobook Fair, Art Musuem of the Americas, Washington, DC

2013-ongoing  Codex International Book Fair 2017, San Francisco, CA 

2016-ongoing  E/AB Fair, Editions Artists' Books Fair, New York, NY

2016........  Impresionante, Feria de Artes Impresos, Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile

2015-ongoing  The Oxford Book Fair, Oxford/Brooks University, Oxford, UK

2014-ongoing  The Fine Press Book Fair, New York

2014-ongoing  New York Art Book Fair, Printed Matter, MoMA Ps1, New York, NY

2015-ongoing  LA Art Book Fair. Los Angeles, CA

2012-2018.... Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Arts Fair, Hyattsville, MD



- Tax, Rickey. "Dignidad. Artist Books by María Verónica San Martín", House of the book | Museum Meermanno, The Hague, Netherlands, 2019. Exh. Catalog. (Dutch & English)

- Celedon, Matias, Margarita Romero, Winfried Hempel, Emma de Ramon. Dignidad, New York, The Center for Book Arts, 2019. Exh. Catalog. (Bilingual)

- Celedon, Matias, Margarita Romero, Winfried Hempel, and Emma de Ramon. Dignidad, Santiago, Chile: National Archives of Chile, 2018. Exh. Catalog.

- Showcase exhibition. (München: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2018), pp. 53-58. Exh. Catalog.

- Mirror Mirror (New Brunswick: Rutgers University, 2018), 112-113. Exh. Catalog.

- Scripps College Press, Interview by Zora Martin, Book Arts/Social Justice print portfolio, 2018.

- Florencia San Martin “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.

- Ian Kahn, “Right to know and Make the Economy Scream.” Parenthesis 33(2016), pp. 60-61 

- Constanza Mansilla “The Art of M. Veronica San Martin: A Visual Narrative of the Chilean Regime”, Revista Diseña(2016), pp. 122-131.

- Paul W. Nash, “Books briefly noted” Parenthesis 30 (2016), pp. 60-61.

- Gigi Octalvaro, “Missing Persons” (Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2016) 44-45. Exh. Cat.

- Backstory: Exploring the boundaries of the book (Nashville, TN: CBAA, 2016) 30-31 Exh. Catalog.

- Matias Celedon, Florencia San Martin and Marshall Weber. Moving Memorials, Antofagasta, Santiago, Washington DC and New York exhibitions, 2018. Exh. Brochure.

- Hello Hedi. (Portland, OR: 23 Sandy Gallery, 2015) pp. 44-55) Exh. Catalog.

- Mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized. New York Center of the Book Arts, 2015. Exh. Catalog.

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

- Lía, Artist books. (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2014), 114-117.

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



Booklyn, Inc., non-profit organization, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY



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




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


Nota canal 13, noticiero, “Los audios secretos de Colonia Dignidad. Audio inéditos darían cuenta de cómo Paul Schaffer y otros jerarcas de la Colonia Dignidad protagonizaron una "red de espionaje" a fines de los 70. Las grabaciones a las que tuvo acceso Teletrece darían cuenta de operaciones en la Paz, Lima y Parral.”, octubre 5, 2018



Tele 13, Mesa Central: Capitulo 25 - domingo 7 de octubre. “Dignidad-exposición-Archivo Nacional”,  Recomendado de Patricia Politzer, (min. 1:51:07)


Radio La Clave, entrevista por Fernando Paulsen, “Combinación clave, Maria Veronica San Martin presenta Dignidad”, octubre 10,  2018.


Radio Cooperativa, entrevista por Paula Molina, “Hablando de...La recuperación de archivos sonoros de Colonia Dignidad”, octubre 8, 2018


Radio Universidad de Chile, “Colonia Dignidad al descubierto: Artista revela las conversaciones telefónicas de Paul Schäfer”, octubre 7, 2018


El Dinamo, Actualidad. “Utopía distópica”: la exhibición centrada en las violaciones a los DDHH en Colonia Dignidad, Octubre 17, 2018.


Archivo Nacional de Chile, Multiplicidad de lenguajes contra el olvido de la artista Maria veronica San Martin, octubre, 2018.


Asociación por la Memoria y los DDHH Colonia Dignidad, “Exposición saca a la luz archivos inéditos sobre Colonia Dignidad”, Septiembre 13, 2018.


The Clinic, Arte y cultura,  “Dignidad: la exposición basada en documentos telefónicos secretos sobre Colonia Dignidad”, octubre 2, 2018.


Dibam, Exposición “Multiplicidad de lenguajes contra el olvido”, octubre 5, 2018.


Las Últimas Noticias, “Instalacion Visual y Sonora de Maria Veronica San Martin, Audios de Paul Schäfer se apoderan del Archivo Nacional”, octubre 6, 2018. (pag 50)


Le Monde Diplomat, “Exposición saca a la luz archivos inéditos sobre Colonia Dignidad”, octubre, 2018.,6133.html


El ciudadano, “Obra Dignidad de María Verónica San Martín. Espionaje y códigos secretos: Artista revela las conversaciones telefónicas de Paul Schäfer”, octubre 7, 2018


La agenda cultural y gratuita de Santiago de Chile, “La artista chilena María Verónica San Martín –residente en Nueva York– exhibe la muestra “Dignidad”, basada en documentos telefónicos secretos sobre Colonia Dignidad. Encontrados en 2012 por el ex colono Winfried Hempel, los audios revelan por primera vez al público conversaciones entre Paul Schäfer y otros agentes nazis durante 1978.”, octubre,2018.


Whitney ISP 2018, "Studio Program Exhibition", May, 2018


Artists Space, "Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition, Public Event",May, 2018



Heather, Wright, Art Hyattsville News, "Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair showcases art you can flip, turn, wear and dive into", February 27, 2018






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


Klint, Philip. "El arte como refugio de la memoria colectiva", NY1, June. 16, 2017



Sehgal, Reya. "María Verónica San Martín: Memory in Multiples", BRIC Arts Media, May. 25, 2017



Broadway World News. "Chile's Military Dictatorship Inspires New Art Show at BRIC", BBW, May. 03, 2017



Miles, Shaunda."BRIC presents Chilean artist María Verónica San Martín’s Memory in Multiples, an exhibition of sculptures inspired by those disappeared during her homeland’s military dictatorship, May 25–June 25",  Blake Zidell & Associates. 





Jenkis, Mark. "In the galleries: Tales that unfold from the folding of paper", The Washington Post, Nov. 11, 2016



Editions/Artists' Books Fair 2016. New York City, Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., November, 2016.





Mansilla, Catalina. "The books of artists Maria Veronica San Martin: Visual narrative of the horror in Chile", Magazine Diseña, July 2016, pp. 122-131.


Dees, Sasha. “Residenties: Art Omi”, July 12, 2016



Art OMI International Recidency 2016 Catalogue









University of Chile. “Feria IMPRESIONANTE en MAC Parque Forestal” September, 2016.



Pousta. “IMPRESIONANTE, la 1ª feria de fanzines en Chile ” September 12, 2016.






Revista Paula. “Impresionante, la feria del arte impreso” October 7, 2016.



George Washington University,"Art and the Book Program Wins Big In Nashville", January 21, 2016





CCEA. “Ultimos dias de Expo que mezcla Arte e Historia” La Estrella de Antofagasta, June 17, 2016.






Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta. “LA MEMORIA DE UN PAÍS Y EL ARTE PARA CONTARLO.” Article CCEA website, June 15, 2016.



Booklyn, Inc. News "Maria Veronica San Martin: Memorial y Movilidad,” June 17, 2016.



El Mercurio de Antofagasta,  Cultural Shows, "Memorial y Movilidad,” May 17, 2016.



Andrónico, Javier. “Exposición sobre los derechos humanos en Chile,” La Estrella de Antofagasta, April 30, 2016 pp. 17-18.

    < 2016>.


“Expo Movilidad,” Vive Chile Antofagasta, Canal 14 de Antofagasta, April 29, 2016.



“Exhibicion, La violación a los derechos humanos en Chile y el libro como soporte para contarlo,” Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta, May.



Nash, Paul W. “Books briefly noted,” Parenthesis 30, The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, Spring, pp.60-61.


Art and the Book Program Wins Big In Nashville. The George Washington University. January 21, 2016.





Tax, Rickey. “Acquisitions contemporary collection,” Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum, November.



Dueñas, Magdalena. “Libros de Artista; Libros u Objetos Artistico?”, D+A journal, N45, pp. 45-49, Sept/Oct.



Abbe, Mary. “The Art of Murder: Let us count the ways,” Minneapolis Institute of Art, March.



Adamson, Chris. “Books & Vines. Fine Press News on CODEX V Book Fair,” March 6.



Ciavone, Carol. “Art and Literature on CODEX V Book Fair,” Entropy, March 3.





Anrique, Macarena. “Maria Veronica San Martin. Libros para la memoria colectiva,” Revista Livre, January 26th.



Adamson, Chris. “The 2014 Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair”, Books & Vines, April,



Cristi, Francisca. “M.Verónica San Martin. Mientras más tecnología, mas vuelta atras. Lo digital nos aleja del origen”, Mas Deco, September.



“Maria Veronica San Martin. Memoria y Paisaje,” Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Septiembre.



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