Sári Ember

artist in residence May – June 2019, Hungary /


During the residency, I would focus on places where collective memory reveals through the representations of human figures and faces, such as public spaces, museums. I am interested how people relate to these monuments and objects, and how do I relate to them maybe not even being familiar with the role and importance of the represented person.

In my studio process I would work with collage as the starting point of my research, and I would like to experiment with textile and ceramics. With textile I am planning to make flag-like large masks, and I would like to try out different kinds of textiles and sewing techniques. With ceramics, depending also on the facilities I would like to make larger vases.

Photo: © Sári Ember


Sári Ember is a visual artist from Budapest. Her work is dealing with the notion of home, memory and heritage, she examines the people's relationship to objects and to the past. She works with different techniques, such as photography, paper collage, ceramics and stone objects, which she mostly presents as installations.


2018 Since our stories all sound alike, Galleria Campari, Milano

2017 The Taste of Distance, OFF Biennale Budapest,

Longlife, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

2016 Longing for far (Messzevágyók), Art+text Budapest
2015 Em Casa (At Home), Galerie Klubovna, Brno, Czech Republic

Kikötő, Warm São Paulo,
2014 Field Work, with Viola Fátyol, Labor, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Em Casa (At Home), Kunsthalle São Paulo, Brazil

Conversations, Contretype, Brussels, Belgium


2018 Nothing in Isolation, pablo’s birthday, New York
Dreams come frome the past, not from the future, Löwenpalais, Berlin

Every other Thing, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava
The Intention of Things, Trafó Gallery, Budapest

2017 Esterházy Award 2017, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
The Way They See It. An Overview of Hungarian Photography, National Museum in Warsaw Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria

2016 Traço, Galeria Metropole, São Paulo, Brasil

Ongoing h/Histories, Stúdió Gallery, Budapest
The rings go, the fingers stay, CHANGE-CHANGE, Múzeum krt 19., Budapest

Cause of Death – A Matter of Taste and Luck, Latarka Galllery, Budapest

2015 Munka-Művek, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014 Primeira, Warm Art Space, São Paulo, Brazil

Sept femmes en residence, Contretype, Brussels, Belgium
Sobre lugares e gestos. Labmis Residency, Museo da imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil


2018 7th Litomyšl Symposium, Czech Republic, Litomysl, Chech Republic

2014 Tofiq House, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 LABmis, São Paulo, Brazil

Ateliê Aberto (7) - Casa Tomada, São Paulo, Brazil

2010 Contretype, Brussels, Belgium

2008 Derniera project, Brno, Chech Republic