Gretta has earned international acclaim as a performance artist, in particular the body art movement, since the late 70’s. Alongside her artistic practice she was the founder of the project-led space 'Sartorial Contemporary Art' (2003 – 2010) and
since 2010 has been running a family trust the
'Alegre Sarfaty Collection'.
Gretta's work embraces a wide range of media including installation, photography, video, paintings and performance.
In 2011 her works were featured at a major exhibition at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo Arte como registro, registro como arte, documenting the history of art performance in Brazil. The show highlights Gretta as one of the few Brazilian artists to ever exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
More recently she has exhibited in the show Bad Girls (2010), together with Marina Abramovic, Annette Messager, Orlan and Gina Pane. The concept of the exhibition was to compare four generation of female artists since the 70's.
In 2012 she participated in Foto/Grafica – A New History of Latin American: Gretta Autho-Photos at Le Bal, Paris and Libriste – Dalla collezione di libri d’artista di Marco Carminati: Gretta Sarfaty - Gretta & Becheroni. Modificazione e appropriamento di una identita autonoma at the Instituzione Biblioteca Classense in Ravenna, Italy.
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