Maria Veronica San Martin

Brooklyn, NY
Maria Veronica San Martin is a Chilean born (1981), New York-based artist specialized in printmaking, artists' books, installation, media, and performance art. Considering art as a tool of social change, its main aim is to question power relations in the World Order, creating in the viewer the idea that things could be otherwise and thus the desire of change. More specifically, the subject matter of her work departs from violence in dictatorship Chile (1973-1990) vis-à-vis the United States' involvement in that violence, addressing memory as a pivotal factor for the understanding of the neoliberal, globalized present.
San Martin is currently working at the ISP program at the Whitney Museum while completing her scholarship for advanced studies at The Center for Book Arts, both in NYC, sponsored by the Fondart grant from the Cultural Council of Chile. In 2016 she was selected for the OMI Residency Art in Ghent, NY. 
Her Master's thesis became the publication, Memory and Landscape: Human Rights Violation in Chile. Her work can be found in the collections of The Pompidou Center, Paris, France; The Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main, Germany; and the New York Public Library, NY. San Martin has had solo exhibitions at The Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; BRICArts Media in Brooklyn; The Cultural Art Center in Antofagasta; and at the Embassy of Chile, Washington, DC. She has also had work in group exhibitions at The Stanford University Museum, CA; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile among others.
During the academic year San Martin teaches workshops at the CE programs at The University of Chile and The Catholic University of Chile.