My work is based on personal stories. I often deal with the question of the personal past, the past of communities and the situation of the individual in these communities. Through still life-like pictures of people and objects and the often site specific installations I aim to capture the complex identity of those who are on the move, examine the notion of home, belonging, and heritage reflected in the ever changing setting of our everyday life.
I work with pictorial references from our close surrounding and the history of art, experimenting with the relationship of different materials such as photography, collage, stone objects and ceramics.
Sári Ember was born in 1985, São Paulo and lives and works in Budapest.
In 2009 she graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Crafts (MOME), where she specialised in photography and visual communication. During her studies, she spent a number of semesters in the United Kingdom and Slovenia. She has taken part in various residency programmes in Brazil, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Her works have been displayed internationally both in solo and group exhibitions, in cities such as São Paulo, Paris, Lodz, Brno and Budapest. In 2010, she was selected to take part in the Contretype residency project in Brussels. In 2016 she received the Derkovits Gyula scholarship, and in 2017 she took part in the group exhibition Abstract Hungary at the Künstlerhaus in Graz. In 2017, she won the first edition of the Campari Art Prize at Artissima and received Herczeg Klára Prize from the Studio of Young Artists' Association.