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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. He explores non-verbal modes of expression through narratives or ideas that can be shared through music or pictures. This distance from a ‘logical’, direct, language-based understanding, opens the door to multiple perspectives and interpretations. His work encompasses video installations, sculptures, photographs, performances and movie scores. In contrast with traditional cinema, his distinctive use of film challenges the supremacy of the image, allowing sound and musical scores to serve as important narrative cues. The music in his practice 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 allowing them to feel projected into the illusion of what they see. His films are presented in a wide range of immersive spaces that must be experienced with the whole body, in modified environments with careful lighting and sound design that stimulate a visceral experience of the architecture. By creating this state of awareness, the artist urges us to reconsider the relationship of our own space and time to the location and historical moment depicted in the films –an exercise in civil resistance with profound political implications.

 

Anri Sala studied at the National Academy of Arts of Tirana, after which he attended the Ecole 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 Biennale di Venezia; he is the recipient of other prizes, including the Absolut Art Award (2011), the Prix Gilles Dusein, Paris (2000), the Best Documentary Film Award from the Filmfest in Tirana (2000); and the International Film Festival in Santiago de Compostela (1999).

 

His most important exhibitions include: Anri Sala: Answer Me, New Museum, New York, United States (2016); No Names, No Title, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); The Present Moment (in D), Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2014); Ravel Ravel Unravel, French Pavilion of the 55th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2013); Anri Sala, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2012); Anri Sala, Louisiana Museum, Denmark (2012); Anri Sala, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2011); Anri Sala, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2011); Anri Sala, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2011); Anri Sala: Purchase Not By Moonlight, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, United States and CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, United States (2008); Dammi i Colori, DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Berlin, Germany (2005); Entre chien et loup / When the Night Calls it a Day, arc Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France and Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (2004). Moreover, his work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as the Fundació Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (2015); The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2013); MUSAC, Léon, Spain (2012); Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States (2010); Schaulager, Münchenstein Basel, Switzerland (2009); International Center of Photography, New York, United States (2008); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2008); MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain (2007); P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York United States (2006), among others.

 

Furthermore, his work has been part of biennials such as the 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2017), Art Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2016), 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2015); the 8th Berlin Biennial,Germany (2014); 4th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2006) and the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brasil (2002).


Anri Sala currently lives and works between Paris and Berlin.