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)

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

Group Exhibitions (selection)

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
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.”