Born 1974 in Tirana, Albania.

Lives and works in Berlin.


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


2014 Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Netherlands
2013 10th Benesse Prize, Japan
2011 Absolut Art Award, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Clocked Perspective, Fundación Jumex, Public Plaza, Mexico City
2016 Anri Sala: o momento presente, IMS Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
Anri Sala: Answer Me, New Museum, New York, NY
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
2012 Anri Sala: Two Films, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Anri Sala, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk
Anri Sala, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2011 Anri Sala, National Museum of Art, Osaka
Anri Sala, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal
Anri Sala, Serpentine Gallery, London
2008 Purchase Not By Moonlight, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Group Exhibitions (selection)

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
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
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

Anri Sala's oeuvre explores the relationships between music and narrative, architecture and film, interleaving qualities of different media in both complex and intuitive ways to produce works in which one medium takes on the qualities of another. His practice encompasses sound and video installation, film, sculpture, photographs, drawings, books, scores and, as Mark Godfrey has noted, “the exhibitions wherein individual works are arranged into ensembles.”