apexart :: Resident Conversation :: Marta Sarkozy


Tue, July 19: 6:30-8 pm
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Marta Simoes Sarkozy, current Inbound Resident from São Paulo, Brazil, will be in conversation with Luke Leonard, Artistic Director of the performing arts organization Monk Parrots.

They will discuss her time over the past month in New York, what influence the city has had, and how it differs from her native Brazil.

Marta Simoes Sarkozy received a BA in Industrial Design from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation [FAAP] at São Paulo, Brazil, in 1984. Since then she has been producing as a freelance graphic designer for companies in São Paulo but also in Porto/ Portugal where she lived in 1991-1992. In 1996 she established her own studio to produce works of art including installation, painting, performance, photography and video. In 2007 she received a MA from the Department of Semiotics and Communication at Pontifícia Universidade Catolica [PUC SP] in São Paulo. As an artist, she has taken part in many exhibitions and published her own paintings and objects in the books Brasil Art Show [2003] and Brazilian Art [1999]. Other projects include Olympia is Naked: a performance and site specific piece constructed in an underground passage beneath São Paulo – part of a larger event happening in the city called Virada Cultura [2009]. Sarkozy has also had several solo shows in Portugal and Brazil. She currently attends a photography seminar and workshop at MIS [Image and Sound Museum] as part of her research of new medias and new printing processess.

Luke Leonard is the Artistic Director of the performing arts organization Monk Parrots and his stage direction has been praised as “bold and experimental...a clear vision...pure theatrical experience” (nytheatre.com). Leonard began producing original works in 1996 and went on to found DUMBO Theater eXchange (DTX), a performance venue in Brooklyn devoted to the presentation of new works and emerging artists; create and curate a monthly theatre series for Brooklyn Information & Culture/BRIC Studio; and serve three years as theatre coordinator for the annual DUMBO Arts Festival. His playwriting has been produced at Theater for the New City, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, d.u.m.b.o. arts center (dac), Little Theatre, Brooklyn Information & Culture/BRIC Studio, DUMBO Theater eXchange, and received public readings at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

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