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Born in Colorado to Brazilian parents, and growing up in Rio, Brazil, Csekö moved to Somerville, MA in 2010 to pursue an MFA at SMFA at Tufts. In 2022, Csekö is a Somerville Arts Council grantee, a CTV MassCreative Fellow, and a Somerville Museum Community Curator, she was also invited as an AIR at Sculpture Space, upstate NY. In 21’ she received a SAC Visual Arts Fellowship and was an AiR at the Umbrella Art Center 20-21’ in Concord MA. In 2020 she was invited as a Visiting Artist by Emerson College. In addition, she has public murals on view commissioned by the Somerville Arts Council (in East Somerville, MA), by the Downtown Boston BID, (at Winter Pl, downtown Boston), and by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (in Jamaica Plain, MA). In 2018 Csekö was invited as an AiR at the A4A MassMoCA. Csekö is also the recipient of a 2016 Walter Feldman Fellowship awarded by ABC Boston.

Her passion for organizing dates back to her BFA at the Federal University of Rio UFRJ, when Csekö participated in negotiations demanding an increase from 0.3 to 1% of Brazilian national funds be allocated to arts and culture. She was also a member of a committee in conversation with representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.

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