Gretta Sarfaty is an artist born in Greece and naturalized in Brazil, in this country she has begun exploring the realms of contemporary art languages since the 1970s. Her multimedia trajectory started with painting, drawings and printmaking, then digging deep in experimentations based on photography and performance. She has consolidated her artwork throughout decades living and working among Brazil, some countries in Europe and in the US, with non-stop creative work associated to experimental art scenes. A common aspect of most of her works is the development of questions about stereotypes of women and the search for a feminine essence, frequently building them on series of self-portraits that get transformed from a media to another, composing the main modus operandi through which Gretta unfolds her aesthetic research till the present times. Currently, artworks created by Gretta between mid-1970s and early 1980s have been integrated into important cultural institutions' collections, such as the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (PINA-SP), Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo (MAC-USP) and the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP).
Institutions where Sarfaty's artworks have been exhibited in collective and solo shows: Musée du Palais de Luxembourg and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Internacionaal Cultureel Centrum (Belgium), Galleria Arte Verso (Genova), Palazzo dei Diamanti di Ferrara and Galleria Multimedia (Brescia), Galleria Diagramma (Milan), Keith Green Gallery and Foster Goldstrom Gallery (New York), The Art Institute of Chicago, Jansen-Perez Gallery (Los Angeles and Texas), Sartorial Contemporary Art e Wolseley Fine Arts (London), Leeds Arts University, Galerie Papala (Karlsruhe), Galerie B-14 (Stuttgart), Centro de Arte Euro-Americano (Caracas), Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon (Buenos Aires), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte da Pampulha (Belo Horizonte), Museu da Imagem e do Som, Central Galeria, Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil (Sao Paulo), and Petite Galerie (Rio de Janeiro).
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PORTFOLIO: Works from the 70s