Born in Tirana, Albania, 1974. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Anri Sala studied painting at the National Academy of Arts in Tirana, receiving a BA, video at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and film directing at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing, France. He has received the Vincent Award (2014), the 10th Benesse Prize (2013), the Absolut Art Award (2011), and the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale (2001). Anri Sala employs moving images and their soundtracks to probe historical ruptures and failures of language. Sala has had solo shows at Garage, Moscow, Russia (2018), Instituto Moreira Salles, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2017/18), Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia (2017), Fundacíon JUMEX, Public Plaza (2017), New Museum, New York (2016), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015), The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2012), Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk (2012), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012), National Museum of Art, Osaka (2011), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal (2011), Serpentine Gallery, London (2011) and MOCA, North Miami (2008). He has also participated in many group shows, including the the 12th Havana Biennial (2015), the Sharjah Biennale 11 (2013), the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012), dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), the 29th São Paulo Biennale (2010), the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), and the 4th Berlin Biennale (2006). In 2013 Anri Sala represented France in the 55th Venice Biennale staging his exhibition “Ravel Ravel Unravel”.
Photo by Marc Domage. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth,Zürich; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris