Gretta Sarfaty is a multimedia artist working mainly with performance and photography. Since the 70’s, Gretta has consolidated her work researching the disfiguration of the female body image through the Body-Art, being recognized as a national and international pioneer in this and other artistic movements.
Born in Greece, lived in Brazil for many years where she produced her main series: Auto-Photos, Transformations, A Woman’s Diary and Evocative Recollections. These works share the interest for the representation of the body as a place of transformation and passage, while questioning its visual regimes. Starting from her early private experimentations, Gretta has been able to disrupt many paradigms by exploring new formats and media. Living between New York, São Paulo and London, she has restlessly travelled the world in search of inspiration and new works, resulting in a vast production.
As well as being an artist, Sarfaty is also an art collector and curator. Founded the Sartorial Contemporary Art (2005-2010) in London and represented many significant international artists, propelling their work through the Alegre Sarfaty collection, which was dismembered in 2021.
Currently, Gretta Sarfaty is represented by Central Galeria, in São Paulo, and Galeria Nuno Centeno, in Porto, continuously producing new works and holding exhibitions.
Select Major Institutions include Solo and Group Exhibitions: Musée du Palais de Luxembourg (Paris), Centre Culturel de Ville Paris (Paris), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Internacionaal Cultureel Centrum (Belgium), Galleria Arte Verso (Genova), Palazzo dei Diamanti di Ferrara (Brescia), Galleria Diagramma (Milano), Galleria Multimedia (Brescia), Keith Green Gallery (New York), The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Foster Goldstrom Gallery (New York), Jansen-Perez Gallery (Los Angeles and Texas) Sartorial Contemporary Art (London), Wolseley Fine Arts (London), Leeds Arts University (Leeds), Galerie Papala (Karlsruhe), Galerie B-14 (Stuttgart), Centro de Arte Euro-Americano (Caracas), Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon (Buenos Aires), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo), Museu de Arte Contemporânea (São Paulo), Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro), Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo), Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo), Central Galeria (São Paulo), Museu de Arte da Pampulha (Minas Gerais), Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil (São Paulo), Petite Galerie (Rio de Janeiro).