Marianne Hoffmeister Castro

First-Year MFA Candidate
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Email: mhoffmei@andrew.cmu.edu

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Marianne Hoffmeister’s work focuses on the role and value of narrative and fiction in the construction of knowledge. Through drawing, video and installation, she plays with narrative hybrids, shared cultural imagery or alternative stories that shift linguistic and cultural boundaries that function as unintended, accidental phenomena between the lines of fiction, the mundane and the poetic.

Marianne Hoffmeister Castro studied Visual Arts in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. She has exhibited her work in Santiago and also in the United States and Peru. Marianne’s work explores the role of fictional structures underlying certain cultural narratives, mostly intersectional stories between South America and other cultural environments as a way to rethink its foreign influence and to understand how these narratives have shaped cultural identity. These explorations have taken her to participate in diverse international residency programs such as Cow House Studios in Ireland, NWOSU AiR via Molten Capital Residencies Chile, and Bibliothek Andreas Züst in Switzerland. She is now an MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.

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