- Name: Marta Simoes Sarkozy
- Visiting From: São Paulo, Brazil
- Dates of Fellowship: June 22 – July 22, 2011
- Recommended by: Elvira Vernaschi (Historian and Art Critic, past President of the Brazilian Association of Art Critics)
Marta Simoes Sarkozy (b.1960) 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  and Brazilian Art . 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 .
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.