Anri Sala was educated at the National Academy of Arts, Tirana; at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; and at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing. Sala has exhibited internationally, at institutions including the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2011), the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2010), the Tate Gallery, London (2004), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (2002); and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2002).

He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Absolut Art Award (2011), the Young Artist Prize at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), 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).

Anri Sala
Tirana, 1974

Current Exhibitions

Where the Oceans Meet

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College

26 May — 12 Jan
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“,...
12 Sep — 19 Jan
Directly referencing the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau, “Walking...

Luogo e Segni

Punta della Dogana

24 Mar — 15 Dec
The exhibition takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama included in the exhibition. The show brings together over one hundred works, by thirty artists, that establish a particular relationship with...

Past Exhibitions

Anri Sala: As You Go

Castello di Rivoli
26/02/2019 — 25/06/2019

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

180 The Strand
02/10/2018 — 09/12/2018

Anri Sala: The Last Resort

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
29/09/2018 — 27/01/2019

Anri Sala

Museo Tamayo
09/09/2017 — 14/01/2018

Anri Sala: Take Over

Esther Schipper
28/04/2017 — 17/06/2017

Solo Shows


Instituto Moreira Salles, ‘Anri Sala’, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Benesse Art Site Naoshima, ‘Anri Sala’, Naoshima, Japan

New Museum, ‘Anri Sala: Answer me’, New York NY

Instituto Moreira Salles, ‘Anri Sala’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Alfonso Artiaco, ‘Anri Sala’, Naples, Italy


The Baltimore Museum of Art, ‘Black Box: Anri Sala’, Baltimore MA

Haus der Kunst, ‘The Present Moment (in D)’, Munich, Germany

Hauser & Wirth Zurich, ‘The Present Moment (in B-flat)’, Zurich, Switzerland

The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘NO NAMES NO TITLE’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Palazzo Grassi Teatrino, ’1395 Days Without Red’, Venice, Italy

La Biennale di Venezia, ‘Ravel Ravel Unravel’ in French Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, ‘Anri Sala’, Munich, Germany

Group Shows


Sprengel Museum, ‘Das Glück der Erde… Zossen, Rösser, Pferde in der Modernen Kunst’, Hannover, Germany


Friche la Belle de Mai, ‘Les Possédés’. Marseille, France

Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, ‘To Inherit the Wind: New Perspectives on Heritage’, Évora, Portugal

Ludwig Múzeum, ‘Contemporary Art in Albania and Kosovo’, Budapest, Hungary

Galerie neugerriemschneider, ‘Presently’, Berlin, Germany

Centre Pompidou, ‘Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporains’, Paris, France

Moderna Museet, ‘Life Itself: On the question of what it essentially is; its materialities, its characteristics’, Stockholm, Sweden

Yokohama Art Museum, ‘Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection – From Shohaku and Rosajin to Anselm Kiefer’, Yokohama, Japan

ICA Philadelphia, ‘The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now’, Philadephia PA

Busan Museum of Art, ‘Staging Film: The relation of image and space in contemporary art’, Busan, Korea

Museum of Modern Art, ‘Heterotopias. Avant-gardes in Contemporary Art’, Strasbourg, France

Fondazione Prada, ‘L’image volée’, Milan, Italy


Hauser & Wirth, ‘Salon d’Hiver’, Zurich, Switzerland

La Panacée, ‘His Master’s Voice’, Montpellier, France

Barbican, ‘Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening’, London, England

Lehderstrasse 34, ‘Ngorong Oro’, Berlin, Germany

The Palace of Congress, ‘Tirana Open – The Book and Arts Festival’, Tirana, Albania

MCA Chicago, ‘The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now’, Chicago IL

Schaulager, ‘Future Present. Zeitgenössische Kunst von der Klassischen Moderne bis Heute’, Basel, Switzerland

Havana Biennial, ‘12th Havana Biennial – Between the Idea and the Experience’, Havana, Cuba

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, ‘Fobofilia’, Torino, Italy

Fundaciò Joan Miró, ‘Prophetia’, Barcelona, Spain Fondazione Merz, ‘Mario Merz Prize: The 5 Finalists’, Turin, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Tirana Country of birth: Albania Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: Berlin