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1974
Geboren in Tirana, Albanien | born in Tirana, Albania
Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin | lives and works in Berlin

1992-1996
National Academy of Arts, BA (Plastik und Malerei | painting and sculpture), Tirana

1996-1998
Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs (Abt. Video | sect. Video), Paris

1998-2000
Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains (Postgraduierten-Studium in Filmregie | Post Graduate study program film directory), Tourcoing

2001
Kunstpreis für junge Künstler, Biennale Venedig | Young Artist Price, Biennale di Venezia

2005
Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Hamburger Bahnhof. Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin


Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) | Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Anri Sala: Answer Me, New Museum, New York
Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro

2015
Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

2014
The Present Moment, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Black Box: Anri Sala, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
The Present Moment (in B-flat), Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
NO NAMES NO TITLE, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

2013
Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Edi Rama)
Museum De Pont, Tilburg
1395 Days Without Red, Palazzo Grassi Teatrino, Venice
Ravel Ravel Unravel, La Biennale di Venezia, French Pavilion, Venice

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

2011
Anri Sala, National Museum of Art, Osaka
Kaikaikiki, Tokyo
Serpentine Gallery, London
3,2,1, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal

2010
About Change Studio, ‘Anri Sala: Creating Space where there appears to be none’, Berlin,
Title Suspended, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

2009
Why the Lion Roars, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Purchase Not By Moonlight, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Answer Me, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Purchase Not By Moonlight, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

2008
Long Sorrow, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg
Purchase Not By Moonlight, Museum of Contemporary Art North, Miami
La Mano di Dio, Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples
CCA Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Kitakyushu
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Overthinking, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst im Haus des Kunstverein, Bremerhaven
03.04.2008: Filmabend im Filmmuseum, Munich
25.04.2008: Dammi i colori, Architekturfilmtage Filmmuseum, Munich

2007
Anri Sala, A second look, Hauser & Wirth, London
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Air Cushioned Ride. One-time screening with music performance on Thursday Air Cushioned Ride, Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2006
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Slawomir Elsner)
Chantal Crousel, Paris

2005
Anri Sala – Time after Time, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Long Sorrow, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Dammi I Colori, DAAD-Galerie, Berlin
Videos, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Aprilim Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa
Centrum Sztuki Wspòlczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa

2004
Hauser & Wirth, London
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
When the Night calls it a Day. Wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Entre chien et loup, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC au Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris
Focus: Anri Sala  - Now I see, Department of contemporary Art, The Art Institute, Chicago

2003
Johnen+Schöttle, Cologne
All gone, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Castello di Rivoli, Torino

2002
Programa, Mexico City
OPA (artist run space), Guadalajara, Mexico City
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Concentrations, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Missing Landscape and Promises, TRANS>area, New York
Anri Sala, Amplified Absorbers, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

2001
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Anri Sala, it has been raining here, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Anri Sala, Nocturnes, Delphina Project Space, London
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Martin Creed)

2000
Nocturnes, 1999, Fondation Mamco, Geneva
De Appel, Amsterdam (mit | with Christian Jankowski)
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne (mit | with Martin Boyce)
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Torsten Slama)


Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) | Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Life Itself: On the question of what it essentially is; its materialities, its characteristics, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection – From Shohaku and Rosajin to Anselm
Kiefer’, Yokohama Art Museum,Yokohama
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now’, ICA, Philadelphia
Staging film, Museum of Art, Busan
Heterotopias. Avant-gardes in Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg
Thomas Demand: L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan

2015
Geh‘ und spiel mit dem Riesen! Kindheit, Kritik, Emanzipation, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Local Stories / Global Practices, MDE15 – Medellin International Art Encounter, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin
LISTENING: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open, Art Exchange and Firstsite, Colchester
Heterotopias. Avant-gardes in Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg
Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso, Palermo
STADT / BILD – Xenopolis, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin
12th Havana Biennial – Between the Idea and the Experience, Havana Biennial, Havana
Station to Station. A 30 Day Happening, Barbican, London
Making Histories, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
LISTENING: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open, Bluecoat, Liverpool
NGORONGORO, Studio Space Lehderstraße 34, Berlin
LISTENING: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open, Site Gallery and SIA Gallery, Sheffield
Animal Turn – die Hinwendung zum Tier, Städtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg
His Master‘s Voice: On Voice and Language, La Panacée, Montpellier
Image Volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan
ReVision, MSAC – Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
Tirana Open – The Book and Arts Festival, The Palace of Congress, Tirana
Future Present. Zeitgenössische Kunst von der Klassischen Moderne bis Heute, Schaulager, Basel
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago, Chicago
Fobofilia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
Prophëtia, Fundaciò Joan Miró, Barcelona
Mario Merz Prize, Fondazione Merz, Torino

2014
8. Berlin Biennale, Berlin
All too human – 20th and 21st century artists and suffering, Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Geneva
Tor, Tor, Toor! Das Spiel der Spiele in der Kunst, Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe
Bilder in der Zeit – Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Meer macht / More power, Museum de Fundatie – Paleis a/
Art & Sound, Fondazione Prada, Venice
From Speaker to Receiver, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Early Works, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
The Theater of the World / El teatro del mundo, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
Empty Pedestal, Museo civico archeologico, Bologna
True Colors / Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2014, Tokyo Metropolitain Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Triennale di Milan - GOLA. Art and science of Taste, Milan
Fruits of passion: collection from the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

2013
Ravel Ravel Unravel, The French Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1395 Days without Red, The Teatrino, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
The Hunter and the Factory, Fundación/ Collección Jumex, Ecatepec
Someone Else – Die Fremdheit der Kinder, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz
Rhythm in it - Vom Rhythmus in der Gegenwartskunst, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland
Les Nouvelles Babylones, Centre d'Art du parc, Saint Leger
32nd Edition of the Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul
Contemplating Death, Media Art Lab, Moscow
Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
An Idea of Beauty, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
I WOULD PREFER NOT TO, Galerie Esther Donatz, Munich

2012
One On One, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin Roundtable: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Long Sorrow, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
The Freedom of Sound: John Cage behind the IronCurtain, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Beautiful Game, Museum and Galleries, Ljubljana
Architektonika 2, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Räume der Erinnerung, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
White Feathers, Black Fur: Animals in20th Century Art, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
Documenta(13), Kassel
'x_sound', Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-Si
Töten, Kunstpalais Stadt, Erlangen
'Resonance and Silence: Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst', Haus der Kunst, Munich
Schlaf – Ein Zustand der Ruhe im bewegten Bild / Sleep – A State of res in motion picture, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Kunstverein, Lübeck
Sounding Selves, Nova Scotia, Canada
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, Dalhousie University Art Gallery,University of South Australia, ‘Adelaide International 2012: Restless’, Adelaide
Moving Forward, Counting Backwards, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo,  Mexico City
Kabinettstücke, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven
Static Movement, Museum Folkwang, Essen
One Sixth of the Earth: Ecologies of the image, MUSAC, Léon
1395 Days Without Red: A film by Anri Sala in collaboration with Liria Begeja and Ari Benjamin Meyers. From a Project by Sejla Kameric and Anri Sala, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
Volume!, Museu d'Art Contemporani , Barcelona

2011
1395 Days Without Red: A film by Anri Sala in collaboration with Liria Begeja and Ari Benjamin Meyers. From a Project by Sejla Kameric and Anri Sala, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Artangel, London; Festival d'Automne, Le Club Marbeuf, Paris; MACBA, Barcelona
Time and Place, Kunsthalle Detroit
Electric Nights, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon
Art of Communication, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Tate St Ives Summer, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
Public Abstraction - Private Construction, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg
Ostalgia, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Les Cadeaux du Présent, CAN  - Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Animal Kingdom. There was an old lady who…, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

2010
...on the eastern front, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Auto-Kino! Präsentiert von Phil Collins Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Catch me! Geschwindigkeit fassen, Kunsthaus, Graz
Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art, Zacheta National Gallery, Warszawa

2009
CONVERSATION PIECES Act 1 Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Tierperspektiven Teil 1 und 2 / Tier-Werden Mensch-Werden Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
Monument to Transformation City Gallery, Prague
Art 40 Basel: Il Tempo del Postino Art Basel
Gender Check - Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas, MUMOK Wien
VIDÉOS EUROPA Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words - The first Decade SMAK Gent
Transitland, The Red House, Sofia
Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo
The Spirit of the Haus - 20 Jahre Haus der Kulturen der Welt Haus der Kulturen, Berlin
Tabakalera, Look Again. Five Visions in Contemporary Video, San Sebastian, Donosti
Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba

2008
Medium Religion, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
God & Goods. Spiritualità e Confusione di Massa | Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Mainin Centro d’Arte contemporanea, Passariano, Codroipo (Udine)

2007
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg
Il Tempo del Postino Manchester International Festival, Manchester
30/40, A selection of forty artists from thirty years at Marian Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Marta schweigt. Die Kunst der Stille von Duchamp bis heute. Das Mysterium der Etrusker, Marta, Herford
Im Auge des Zyklons, Kunstverein | Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen
Vertigo, Il secolo di arte off-media dal Futurismo al web, MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
Silence: Listen to the show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin


2006/07
Personal Affairs. Neue Formen der Intimität, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
In the Eye of the Storm, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen

2006
5 Tage bis zum ende der kunst. fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Anstoss Berlin – Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Infinite Painting. Contemporary Painting an Global Realism, Villa Manin, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
Raconte moi / Tell me, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxemburg    
Mixed Doubles, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Fast Nichts – Minimalistische Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, u. a., Berlin
Zones of Contact, Sydney Biennale, Sydney

2005/06
Projekt Migration, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2005
Situated Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad
Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2005, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Concerning War, BAK basis voor aktuele kunst, Utrecht,

2004
communauté, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne
3’, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfur/Main.
Delay, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Situations Construites, attitudes espace d´arts contemporains, Genève
Utopia Station: auf dem Weg nach Porto Alegre, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Time Zones: Recent Fim and Video, Tate Modern, London
Point of View – An Anthology of the Moving Image, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Point of View – An Anthology of the Moving Image, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

2003
remind …, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tacita Dean, Anri Sala , Jande & Louise Wilson, Kunsthaus, Bregenz
Witness, The Curve, Barbican Centre, London
EDÉN, La Colección Jumex im Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
fast forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe
In den Schluchten des Balkan - Eine Reportage, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Die Erfindung der Vergangenheit, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Hardcore - vers un nouvel activisme / towards a new activism, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2002
In Search of Balcania, Graz
The mind Is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London
Geschichte(n), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
El aire es azul – the air is blue, Casa Museo Luis Barragán, Mexico
Haunted by Details, De Appel, Amsterdam
Cardinales, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo
Viewmaster, NICC, Antwerp
Un inventaire contemporain, Salle audiovisuelle du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Solos for Video, K 21, Düsseldorf
Zusammenhänge herstellen, Kunstverein, Hamburg
Biennale Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
C´est pas du cinéma!, Le Fresony, Tourcoing
Private Affairs, Kunsthaus, Dresden
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne

2001
The Mediterranean: a new wall?, Culturgest, Edificio Sede da Caixa geral de Depositos, Lisbon
Solos for video, Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
Biennale Venedig, Venice
Tirana Biennale 1, The escape, National Gallery, Tirana
Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin
„passwor(l)ds“, Anri Sala, Hollis Frampton, Jonas Mekas, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
Yokohama 2001, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama
Uniform: Order and Disorder, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Trauma, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Believe, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
Arret sur image – Zeitgenössische kunst aus Frankreich, Kunst-Werke-Berlin, Berlin

2000
Man muß ganz schön viel lernen um hier zu funktionieren, Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
Media City Seoul 2000, Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul
Geographies: Darren Almond – Graham Gussin – Anri Sala, Galerie Chantal Croussel, Paris
voilà- le monde dans la tête, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Manifesta 3, Ljubiana
The world in mind, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris
Wie Weg - Disappeared < rotor >, Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
Wider Bild Gegen Wart -  Positions to a political discours, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna

1999
After the wall, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
Albanischer Pavillon, 47. Biennale Venedig, Venice

1997
Ostrenanije-97, Video Festival, Bauhaus, Dessau

1995
Tunnel 95, National Gallery, Tirana
Spring 95, First Prize, National Gallery, Tirana
Symposium Kultur Kontakt, Kunsthaus, Horn

1994
Albanian Contemporary Art, Janos Gat Gallery, New York


Auszeichnungen | Awards

2014
Vincent Award, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2011
Absolut Art Award, Stockholm, Sweden

2001
Biennale di Venezia (Young Artist Prize), Venice, Italy

2000
Prix Gilles Dusein, Paris, France
Best Documentary Film Award, Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival, New York, USA
Best Documentary Film Award, Filmfest, Tirana, Albania

1999
Silver Award, 33rd Annual New York EXPO-sition of short film and video, New York, USA
Best Documentary Film Award, International Documentary Film Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Best Film Award, Estavar Video Festival, Estavar, France

1998
Best Short Film Award, Amascultura Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Best Documentary Film Award, Entrevues Festival, Belfort, France

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Anri Sala

It will happen exactly like that, 2008
HD Video, stereo sound
Edition 6/6 + 3 AP

Anri Sala

Answer me, 2008
HD Video, stereo sound
Edition 5/6 + 3 AP

Anri Sala

Overthinking, 2007
Video projection, stereo sound and 2 photographs
Edition 4/6 + 3 AP

Anri Sala

Naturalmystic (tomahawk #2), 2002
video on DVD (2´08´´)
Edition 6/6 + 2 AP

Anri Sala

Missing Landscape, 2001
video on DVD (14´55´´)
Edition 4/6

Anri Sala

Untitled (grill), 2005
b/w-photography on Baryth, framed
100 x 120 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Anri Sala

Ghost Games, 2002
Video on DVD (9´15´´)
Edition 4/6 + 2 AP

Anri Sala

Untitled (entrance), 2003
b/w-photography on alucubond, framed
80 x 110 cm
Edition 5 + 2 AP

Anri Sala

Bulevardi Zhan d'Ark
4 photographs

Anri Sala

untitled (ball and lion), 2001
C-Print on Alucobond
79 x 109.5 cm
Edition 4/5 + 2 AP

Anri Sala

Anri Sala & Edi Rama
Inversion - Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None, 2009/2010
colored pencil and crayon on paper
56.2 x 47.6 cm, framed
Unique

Anri Sala

Anri Sala & Edi Rama
Inversion - Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None, 2012/2012
Colored pencil and crayon on paper
56.2 x 47.6 cm, framed
Unique

Anri Sala

Anri Sala & Edi Rama
Inversion - Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None, 2006/2010
Colored pencil and crayon on paper
56.2 x 47.6 cm, framed
Unique

Anri Sala

Anri Sala & Edi Rama
Inversion - Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None
Colored pencil and crayon on paper
12 parts, 56.2 x 47.6 cm each, framed
Unique

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