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b. 1974, Albania

Anri Sala Biography

Anri Sala represents a truly contemporary international vision: working in a range of media including video, photography and installation, Sala was educated in Albania and France, but now lives and works in Berlin. In his films and installations, Sala invites viewers to participate in his world of cultural observation, for which he often uses socio-political settings and personal experiences as backdrops.

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By juxtaposing elements of past and present, discordance and harmony, and by overlapping narrative, sound and movement, Sala creates a unique sensibility. With his first critically acclaimed experimental documentary Intervista (Finding the words) from 1998, the artist formulates his interest in perception of reality, truth and historical transformation. Since then, his practice emerged into a study of sound–soundtracks of images, the absence of sound, or the failure of verbal communication, all form distinct kinds of narratives.

In 2001, Sala was the recipient of the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale and in 2013, he exhibited his acclaimed video works Ravel Ravel and Unravel (both 2013) for the French Pavilion. Both works analyse the perception of space through music– two versions of Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left hand in D-major can be seen performed alongside each other. Unravel sets out to sync what deliberately was paced out of sync; Chloé, a DJ and music producer, can be observed standing in the middle of the German pavilion trying to untangle what has been entangled in Ravel Ravel.

The undercurrent of Sala's projects, such as Intervista (Finding Words) or Ravel Ravel Unravel, is a fundamentally personal exploration of intimate, interwoven stories, resonating themes of a changing society and the individual. The artist's interest in transition and rupture is demonstrated by the way in which he relates language, sound, music. The impact of his work featured at the world's top venues and exhibitions endorses Sala's conviction that art can transcend cultural references without losing any of its specificity, nor indeed, its power.

Text courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

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Legenda Aurea Inversa (VII, fragment 4) by Anri Sala contemporary artwork painting
Anri Sala Legenda Aurea Inversa (VII, fragment 4), 2023 Fresco painting, intonaco on aerolam, Cipollino marble
28.5 x 29 x 4 cm
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Suspended (XIII) by Anri Sala contemporary artwork print, drawing
Anri Sala Suspended (XIII), 2023 Digital drawing, inkjet print
75 x 57.5 x 5.2 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Request Price & Availability
Clash Moth in the Doldrums by Anri Sala contemporary artwork sculpture, installation
Anri Sala Clash Moth in the Doldrums, 2023 Altered snare drum, loudspeaker parts, snare stand, drumsticks, soundtrack
74 x 56 x 41 cm
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Untitled (La Lamproye, Le Serpent marin, La Trompette de mer/England) by Anri Sala contemporary artwork works on paper, print
Anri Sala Untitled (La Lamproye, Le Serpent marin, La Trompette de mer/England), 2023 Vintage hand-colored etching on paper (left), ink and pastel on paper (right)
Esther Schipper Request Price & Availability
H(a)unted Names in the Doldrum by Anri Sala contemporary artwork sculpture, installation
Anri Sala H(a)unted Names in the Doldrum, 2021 Altered snare drum, loudspeaker parts, snare stand, drumsticks, soundtrack; 3 min. 26 sec.
75 x 56 x 41 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Request Price & Availability
Lines on Black (Jung, Huxley, Stravinsky) by Anri Sala contemporary artwork print
Anri Sala Lines on Black (Jung, Huxley, Stravinsky), 2016 Screen print and flocking on black Stonehenge paper
128 x 128 cm
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Lines on Black (Afif, Sala, Flavien) by Anri Sala contemporary artwork print
Anri Sala Lines on Black (Afif, Sala, Flavien), 2016 Screenprint and flocking on black Stonehenge paper
128 x 128 cm
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Airport by Anri Sala contemporary artwork photography
Anri Sala Airport, 2005 Colour photograph on aluminium
107 x 160 cm
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Esther Schipper contemporary art gallery in Esther Schipper Berlin, Germany
Esther Schipper Berlin, Seoul, Paris
Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris +7
Marian Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, United States
Marian Goodman Gallery Los Angeles, New York, Paris
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