Sári Ember

Sári Ember (1985) was born in São Paulo, Brazil, currently lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009 she graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME), where she majored in Photography and Visual Communications. During her studies she spent several semesters in the United Kingdom and Slovenia. She took part in various residency programs in Brazil, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Her works have been exhibited internationally both in solo and group exhibitions for example in São Paulo, Paris, Berlin, Antwerpen, New York, Brno and Budapest. In 2016 she received the Derkovits Scholarship, in 2017 she was awarded with the Campari Art Prize on Artissima in Turin – where she was represented by Ani Molnár Gallery – and the Herczeg Klára Award. In 2018, she had a solo show at the Galleria Campari in Milan. In 2019 she won the Leopold Bloom Art Award. In the same year she exhibited at the Survival Kit 10.1 art festival in Riga and worked at the two-month residency program of Tranzit.org in Vienna.

 

Ember’s works are based on the duality enclosed in the exhibited pieces. By displaying simple objects and at the same time continuously redefining classical genres like still-life and landscape the artworks address questions about the nature of representation. In her work she deals with her personal past, the past of communities and the role of the individual in these communities. She is interested in the notion of home, belonging, and heritage reflected in the changing settings of our everyday life. Recently, her interest is drawn towards more abstract images and objects through the examination of the classic genre of portraiture, pushing the boundaries of the shape of the face to its abstract limits. She works with different media, such as photography, collage, ceramics and stone, creating -often site specific- installations.

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Sári Ember's works on the Leopold Bloom Art Award 2019 finalists' exhibition
2019, installation view at Ludwig Museum Budapest, photo: Artlocator

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Sári Ember: Since Our Stories All Sound Alike
2018, installation view at Galeria Campari

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Sári Ember: Since Our Stories All Sound Alike
2018, installation view at Galeria Campari

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Sári Ember: Since Our Stories All Sound Alike
2018, installation view at Galeria Campari

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Sári Ember: Since Our Stories All Sound Alike
2018, installation view at Galeria Campari

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Sári Ember: Since Our Stories All Sound Alike
2018, installation view at Galeria Campari

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Longlife
2017, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Sári Ember: Untited (Mask 1.)
2017, marble, 19,5x27x2 cm

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Sári Ember: Untited (Mask 5.)
2017, marble, 17x18 cm

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Sári Ember: Untited (Mask 7.)
2017, marble, 29,5x23,5 cm

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Sári Ember: installation view at WARM
2015, São Paulo, Brazil

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Sári Ember: Petals with red
2014, c-print, 42×35 cm

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Sári Ember: Bouquet
2014, c-print,
40×40 cm

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Sári Ember: Leddar I.
2014, c-print,
42×35 cm

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Sári Ember: Tendril
2014, c-print,
70×55 cm

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Sári Ember: No title
2015, nail polish on reversed glass,
11×8; 10×8,5 cm

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Sári Ember: no title, paper collages
2015, installation view at WARM, São Paulo, Brazil,

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Sári Ember: no title, paper collages
2015, installation view at WARM, São Paulo, Brazil,

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Sári Ember: No title
2013, paper collage,
13×11 cm

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Sári Ember: No title
2014, paper collage,
12×9 cm

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Sári Ember: Em Casa
2015, installation view Galerie Klubovna, Brno, Czech Republic

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Sári Ember: Em Casa, Collection I.,
2015, cold clay

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Sári Ember: Em Casa
2015, installation view / ink drawings

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Sári Ember: Em Casa
2015, installation view / ink drawings

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Sári Ember: No title
2015, ink on paper,
21×29 cm

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Sári Ember: No title
2015, ink on paper,
21×29 cm

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Sári Ember: The rings go, the fingers stay
installation view at CHANGE-CHANGE, Múzeum körút 19. Budapest, Hungary

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Sári Ember: Collection II.
2016, cold clay

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Sári Ember: Collection II. (detail)
2016, cold clay

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Sári Ember: Longing for far
2016, installation view at
Art+text Budapest, Hungary

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Sári Ember: Longing for far
2016, installation view at Art+text Budapest, Hungary
No title, 18×14,2 cm, paper collage
No title, 19,5×15 cm, paper collage
Red head, 20×17 cm, reverse glass painting with oil

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Sári Ember: Bather I.
2016, c-print,
50×40 cm

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Sári Ember: Longing for far
2016, installation view at Art+text Budapest, Hungary, 2016

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Sári Ember: Boy at the river
2016, c-print,
50×40 cm

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Sári Ember: Longing for far
2016, installation view at Art+text Budapest, Hungary

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Sári Ember: Head on stone
2016, paper collage,
18×14,2 cm

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Sári Ember: Stone head with grey
2016, paper collage,
15×11 cm

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Sári Ember: Red with landscape
2016, paper collage,
15×12 cm

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Sári Ember: Face study in pink
2016, paper collage, 13×11 cm

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Sári Ember: Untitled (Mask with hands)
2017, c-print, 33x50 cm

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Sári Ember: Untitled (Boy with veil and mask)
2017, c-print, 23,5x15,5 cm