Born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Paris, France.

Anri Sala constructs transformative, time-based works through multiple relationships between image, architecture, and sound, employing these as elements to fold, capsize, and question experience. His works investigate ruptures in language, syntax, and music, inviting creative dislocations, which generate new interpretations of history, supplanting old fictions and narratives with less-explicit, more-nuanced dialogues.


EDUCATION

1992–1996 National Academy of Arts, Tirana
1996–1998 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
1998–2000 Postgraduate Studies in Film Directing, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    
AS YOU GO (Châteaux en Espagne), Centro Botín, Santander
Le Temps coudé, MUDAM, Luxembourg
AS YOU GO, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

2018    
The Last Resort, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2017    
Clocked Perspective, Fundación Jumex, Public Plaza, Mexico City
Anri Sala, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
The Last Resort, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney

2016    
Anri Sala: o momento presente, IMS Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
Anri Sala: Answer Me, New Museum, New York, NY
All of a Tremble, Teshima Seawall House, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima

2015    
The Present Moment, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2014    
No Names No Title, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Black Box: Anri Sala, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
The Present Moment (in D), Haus der Kunst, Munich

2012    
Anri Sala: Two Films, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Anri Sala, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk
Anri Sala, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Long Sorrow, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina
1395 Days Without Red, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2011    
Anri Sala, National Museum of Art, Osaka
Anri Sala, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal
Anri Sala, Serpentine Gallery, London

2010    
A Solo in the Doldrums, Hayward Gallery, London

2009    
Anri Sala: Purchase Not By Moonlight, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

2008    
Purchase Not By Moonlight, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Long Sorrow, De Pont Museum of Modern Art, Tilburg

2007    
Anri Sala: Long Sorrow, MNAC Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon

2005    
Anri Sala: Long Sorrow, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Anri Sala. Time after Time, RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
History started playing with my life, Kosovo National Art Art Gallery, Prishtina
Anri Sala: Artist in Focus, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Anri Sala: Dammi i Colori, The Mildred S. Lee Gallery, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham

2004    
Anri Sala: Wo wich Fuchs und Hase Gute Nacht Sagen, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Entre chien et loup / When the Night Calls it a Day, ARC Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
Now I See, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2003    
Anri Sala, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

2002    
Concentrations 41: Anri Sala, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

2000    
Nocturnes, MAMCO Le Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    
Intimate distance. Masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection, Mo.Co. – Hôtel des Collections, Montpellier

2018    
The Pliable Plan. Rococo in Contemporary Art, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, Americas Society, New York
Take Me (I'm Yours), Villa Medici, Rome
No Place Like Home, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon
Faith, Love, Hope, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
The Third Space (All That We Have in Common), Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

2017    
COLORI, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations), STPI Singapore
VIVA ARTE VIVA, La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice
No Place Like Home, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Panorama 19, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale 2017, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Summer in Shanghai, Pond Society, New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai

2016    
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris
L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan

2015    
Between the Idea and the Experience, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana

2014
Fruits of passion, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

2013    
Reading Cinema, Finding Works: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Sharjah Biennial 11
Represented France in the Fifty-fifth Venice Biennale

2012    
Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
9th Gwangju Biennale
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

2011    
French Window: Looking at Contemporary Art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2010    
29th São Paulo Biennial

2007    
2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

2006    
4th Berlin Biennale


AWARDS

2014    
Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Netherlands

2013    
10th Benesse Prize, Japan

2011    
Absolut Art Award, Sweden