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Born in 1974, Tirana, Albania.
Lives and works in Berlin.
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.
Anri Sala has been awarded a number of prizes during his career, such as the The Vincent Award, Den Haag in 2014, and the Biennale di Venezia (Young Artist Prize) in 2001, among others.
His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2021); Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston (2021); Centro Botìn, Santander (2019); Mudam, Luxembourg (2019); the Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2019); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2017); the New Museum, New York (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012); Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (2008); and ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2004). He has also participated in major group exhibitions and biennials internationally, including the Fifty-seventh Venice Biennale (2017), documenta (13) (2012), the Twenty-ninth São Paulo Biennial (2010), the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), and the Fourth Berlin Biennale (2006). In 2013, he represented France in the Fifty-fifth Venice Biennale.
He has been included in group exhibitions held by important institutions such as: Luma Foundation, Arles, France (2021), Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2020); Mo.CO, Montpellier (2019); Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2019); Kunsthaus Graz (2018); Venice Biennale (2017); Yokohama Museum of Art (2017); Taipei Biennial (2016); MUCEM, Marseille (2016); Busan Museum of Art (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2014); Museo Jumex, Mexico D.F. (2013); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico D.F. (2012); Mudam Luxembourg (2011); Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010); Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2009); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2007).
Anri Sala’s works have joined the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, France; Fonds municipal d'art contemporain de la ville de Paris, France; Dallas Museum of Art, TX, U.S.A.; De Pont museum of contemporary art, Tilburg, Netherlands; MAC VAL, Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France; Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, France; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France; Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, Zurich, Switzerland.more