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bulevardi zhan d’ark, 2006

4 black & white photographs on baryte paper

15.3 x 19.11 inches each

untitled (cactus) , 2010

color print

29.3 x 39.3 inches

air cushioned ride, 2006 

video, stereo sound

6:04 minutes

casa zoo I, 2001

color photograph mounted on aluminium

43.5 x 64.61 inches

casa zoo IV, 2001

color photograph mounted on aluminium

43.5 x 64.61 inches

intervista, 1998

video, stereo sound

26:00 minutes

missing landscape, 2001

video, stereo sound

14:55 minutes

house with horizon, 2002

color photograph

43.1 x 61.3 inches

answer me, 2008

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

4:51 minutes

answer me, 2008

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

4:51 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

dammi i colori, 2003

video, stereo sound

15:25 minutes

flutterby, 2007

laserchrome mounted on reynoboard

43.3 x 57.75 inches

le clash, 2010

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

8:31 minutes

le clash, 2010

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

8:31 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

untitled (airport), 2005

color photograph

62.99 x 43.30 inches

no barragan no cry, 2002

color photograph

24.80 x 30.70 inches

no window no cry (juan o'gorman, biblioteca central de la unam), 2011

glass window and music box

window: 38.19 x 44.09 inches; music box: 3.15 x 10.24 x 3.15 inches

no window no cry (juan o'gorman, biblioteca central de la unam), 2011

glass window and music box

window: 38.19 x 44.09 inches; music box: 3.15 x 10.24 x 3.15 inches

tlatelolco clash, 2011

hd video projection, dolby digital 5.1

11:49 minutes

tlatelolco clash, 2011

hd video projection, dolby digital 5.1

11:49 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

title suspended, 2008

resin, nitrile and electric motor

26.37 x 43.30 x 14,17 inches 

1395 days without red, 2011
in collaboration with liria begeja
from a project by sejla kameric and anri sala in collaboration with ari benjamin meyershd

hd colour video, surround sound 5.0

43:45 minutes

1395 days without red, 2011
in collaboration with liria begeja
from a project by sejla kameric and anri sala in collaboration with ari benjamin meyershd

hd colour video, surround sound 5.0

43:45 minutes

installation view at centre pompidou, paris, france 2012

inversion—creating space where there appears to be none, 2010

in collaboration with edi rama

colored pencil and crayon on paper/japanese paper (set of six), four channel sound installation

dimensions variable

ravel ravel, 2013

2 channel hd video projection with sound

21:00 minutes each

unravel, 2013

2 channel hd video projection, sound: discrete 5.0

21:00 minutes each

doldrums, 2008

10 alltered brady snare drums, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks

dimensions variable

image

bulevardi zhan d’ark, 2006

4 black & white photographs on baryte paper

15.3 x 19.11 inches each

image

untitled (cactus) , 2010

color print

29.3 x 39.3 inches

image

air cushioned ride, 2006 

video, stereo sound

6:04 minutes

image

casa zoo I, 2001

color photograph mounted on aluminium

43.5 x 64.61 inches

image

casa zoo IV, 2001

color photograph mounted on aluminium

43.5 x 64.61 inches

image

intervista, 1998

video, stereo sound

26:00 minutes

image

missing landscape, 2001

video, stereo sound

14:55 minutes

image

house with horizon, 2002

color photograph

43.1 x 61.3 inches

image

answer me, 2008

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

4:51 minutes

image

answer me, 2008

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

4:51 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

image

dammi i colori, 2003

video, stereo sound

15:25 minutes

image

flutterby, 2007

laserchrome mounted on reynoboard

43.3 x 57.75 inches

image

le clash, 2010

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

8:31 minutes

image

le clash, 2010

hd video, dolby surround sound 5.1

8:31 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

image

untitled (airport), 2005

color photograph

62.99 x 43.30 inches

image

no barragan no cry, 2002

color photograph

24.80 x 30.70 inches

image

no window no cry (juan o'gorman, biblioteca central de la unam), 2011

glass window and music box

window: 38.19 x 44.09 inches; music box: 3.15 x 10.24 x 3.15 inches

image

no window no cry (juan o'gorman, biblioteca central de la unam), 2011

glass window and music box

window: 38.19 x 44.09 inches; music box: 3.15 x 10.24 x 3.15 inches

image

tlatelolco clash, 2011

hd video projection, dolby digital 5.1

11:49 minutes

image

tlatelolco clash, 2011

hd video projection, dolby digital 5.1

11:49 minutes

installation view at serpentine galeries, london, united kingdom, 2011

image

title suspended, 2008

resin, nitrile and electric motor

26.37 x 43.30 x 14,17 inches 

image

1395 days without red, 2011
in collaboration with liria begeja
from a project by sejla kameric and anri sala in collaboration with ari benjamin meyershd

hd colour video, surround sound 5.0

43:45 minutes

image

1395 days without red, 2011
in collaboration with liria begeja
from a project by sejla kameric and anri sala in collaboration with ari benjamin meyershd

hd colour video, surround sound 5.0

43:45 minutes

installation view at centre pompidou, paris, france 2012

image

inversion—creating space where there appears to be none, 2010

in collaboration with edi rama

colored pencil and crayon on paper/japanese paper (set of six), four channel sound installation

dimensions variable

image

ravel ravel, 2013

2 channel hd video projection with sound

21:00 minutes each

image

unravel, 2013

2 channel hd video projection, sound: discrete 5.0

21:00 minutes each

image

doldrums, 2008

10 alltered brady snare drums, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks

dimensions variable

anri sala
* 1974, Tirana, Albania.


Anri Sala employs moving images and their soundtracks to probe historical ruptures and failures of language. Using a variety of platforms –video installation, sculpture, photography, performance and movie scores–, he explores non-verbal modes of expression through narratives or ideas. By distancing us from a “logical”, direct, language-based understanding, his work opens the door to multiple perspectives and interpretations. In contrast with traditional cinema, his distinctive use of film challenges the supremacy of the image, allowing sound to serve as an important narrative cue: the music speaks to history and memory, it brings together the past, present, and future of the viewer into a single filmic experience. This “continuous present" found in Sala’s work has the effect of grounding the audience in a specific moment rather than projecting them into the illusion of what they see. His videos are presented in a wide range of immersive spaces that must be experienced with the whole body: modified environments with careful lighting and sound design that stimulate a visceral experience of the architecture. By creating this state of awareness, the artist proposes an exercise in civil resistance with political implications; his work allows us to reconsider the relationship of our own space and time to the location and historical moment depicted in the films.

 

Anri Sala studied at the University of Arts (UART) in Tirana, after which he attended the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris. He completed his Postgraduate Studies in film directing at Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In 2001 he received the Young Artist Prize of the 49th Venice Biennial; he is the recipient of the Absolut Art Award 2011 and Prix Gilles-Dusein (2000). He has also been short listed for the Hugo Boss Prize (2002) and Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (2005).

 

His most recent solo exhibitions include: Clocked Perspective, Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017); Anri Sala, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2017); The Last Resort, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney (2017); Anri Sala: Answer Me, New Museum, New York (2016); No Names, No Title, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel (2015); The Present Moment (in D), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2014); Air Cushioned Ride, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2013); Anri Sala, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012); Anri Sala, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2012); Anri Sala, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2011); Anri Sala, Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); Anri Sala, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2011); Creating Space Where There Appears To Be None, About Change Collection, Berlin (2010); Purchase Not by Moonlight, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (2009) and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, United States (2008); Dammi i Colori, Daadgalerie, Berlin (2005); Entre chien et loup / When the Night Calls it a Day, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (2004), among many others.

 

His work has been included in group exhibitions such as: Faith Love Hope, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2018); The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2017); Life Itself: on the question of what it essentially is; its materialities, its characteristics, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2016); Prophetia, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (2015); The Vincent Award 2014, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands (2014); One on One, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); One Sixth of the Earth (Ecologies of Image), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2012); French Window: Looking at Contemporary Art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum. Tokyo (2011); Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Holbein to Tillmans, Schaulager Münchenstein and Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland (2009); Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York (2008); Entre Fronteiras = Between Borders, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain (2007); Reprocessing Reality, MoMA PS1, New York (2006), among many others.


Anri Sala's work has been a part of biennials such as: the International Art Exhibitions and French and Albanian Pavilions at the 57th, 50th, 55th, and 47th editions of the Venice Biennial (2017, 2003, 2013, and 1999, respectively); Yokohama Triennale 2001 and 2017, Japan; 12 Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2015); MDE15 Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Medellín, Colombia (2015); The Fifth Auckland Triennial, New Zealand (2014); 1, 4, and 8 Berlin Biennale (2002, 2006, and 2014, respectively);  Sharjah Biennial 11, United Arab Emirates (2013); 9th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2012); Taipei Biennial 2004, Taiwan; 8. İstanbul Bienali, Turkey (2003);  29a and 25a Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010 and 2002); Manifesta 3 Ljubiana, Slovenia and Manifesta 4 Frankfurt, Germany (2000 and 2002).

 

Anri Sala lives and works in Paris and Berlin.