Marie Orensanz spent her creative life halfway between Argentina, her country and France, which served as a refuge during the years of military dictatorship. Her conceptual universe deeply explores issues of sense of things, of language, of the infinite through installations that depict fragments (marbles, sentences, plants).
In 1999, she won the competition for a monument to the victims of state terrorism (in 2004), with this simple phrase carved in a block of concrete “Pensar es hecho a Revolucionario” (Thinking is a revolutionary act.) Her work was the subject of a retrospective in 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, where they found her books marble slightly drawn in pastel, her pedestals of statues waiting for statues, hanging lamps symbolizing the light of the spirit.
She exhibits since 1963 in various countries, galleries and museums. Artworks vary in materials, but there is always a line of thought. In 2009 she opens a solo exhibition at Olivier Castaing Gallery, Paris and in 2010 at the House Latin America, Paris with Curaduria Christine Frérot. In 2007 presented a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires.