Ani Molnár Gallery is happy and proud to announce that Sári Ember, the gallery’s artist is the winner of Leopold Bloom Art Award 2019.
The Leopold Bloom Art Award is aimed at supporting contemporary visual artists in Hungary and their presence in the international art scene. The founders of the award are Mary Mc Loughlin and John Ward, who as collectors and connoisseurs are committed supporters of contemporary art. The members of the international jury in 2019 were Dr. Paul O’Neill Irish curator, artist, writer and educator, Gabriela Kotiková art historian and curator living and working in Prague, and Noor Mertens curator and writer, currently based in Germany.
The Award endowed with €10,000 recognizes the work of the winning contemporary Hungarian artist, supporting her foray into the international scene through an independent exhibition outside Hungary. Thus Sári Ember will use the reward to realize a foreign exhibition. The Leopold Bloom Art Award finalists’ exhibition is on display in Ludwig Museum Budapest until 25 August 2019.
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. She is currently exhibiting at the Survival Kit 10.1 art festival in Riga and works at the two-month residency program of Tranzit.org in Vienna.