Sári Ember São Paulo, Brazil, b. 1985


Sári Ember’s (b. 1985 in São Paulo) practice embraces a variety of media, such as stone, ceramics, textile, photography, and paper collage. Working with materials with a strong symbolic value and quoting forms from a wide array of references, she often questions the nature of representation. Recently, her interest has been drawn toward more abstract forms and the creation of hybrid images through the examination and consequent deconstruction of portraiture. Starting from personal and collective stories, her installations offer interpretations of parallel stories of memories, traditions, and rituals.


In June 2019, she won the Leopold Bloom Art Award, the most prestigious independent art recognition in Hungary. Additionally, her works were displayed in Ludwig Museum, Budapest in the Leopold Bloom Art Award finalists’ exhibition. Ember was also nominated for the Esterházy Contemporary Art Award and exhibited a large-scale marble sculpture at the International Haydn Festival in the garden of Esterházy Castle in Fertőd. In the Survival Kit 10.1, Outlands, a contemporary art festival in Riga organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, she participated with the video work, Taste of distance, which she made with the Hungarian Community in Brazil. Recently, she completed a residency at the Museumquartier in Vienna, thanks to Tranzit. She currently lives and works in Budapest.